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Lodge Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Lodge Park
nr Aldsworth
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire

GL54 3PP | View map
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Situated on the picturesque Sherborne Estate in the Cotswolds, Lodge Park was created in 1634 by John 'Crump' Dutton, a popular but cunning rogue. Inspired by his passion for gambling and banqueting, it is a unique survival of a Grandstand, Deer Course and Park. In the 19th century, the Grandstand's interior was altered beyond recognition, becoming a house. From 1960 it was home to Charles Dutton, 7th Lord Sherborne, and then to his eccentric housekeeper, Betty Hall, both of whom contribute to Lodge Park's fascinating social history. Since 1994, the Grandstand has been returned to its original format. This relied totally on archaeological evidence (imagine assembling a massive 3D jigsaw without a picture for reference), and is the first interior that National Trust has recreated in this way. The Park, for which Charles Bridgeman drew a plan in 1725, is hugely significant as a unique survival in its own right. It also runs a busy events programme.

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Nearest UK Airport: Birmingham
Months Open: Mar - Nov; Fri - Sun, 11am - 4pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adult: £5; Child: £2.80

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