Boscobel House and the Royal Oak

Brewood, Bishops Wood, Staffordshire ST19 9AR
Offoxey Road Brewood England ST19 9AR GB

This wonderful timber-framed house is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in history and hiding places. You can discover King Charles II’s secret hiding places, which included ‘The Royal Oak’ tree where the king hid to avoid Oliver Cromwell’s patrols. You’ll have the chance to see numerous secret priest holes too. It is said that the purpose of this seventeenth century house was to shelter Catholics at a time when the catholic religion was outlawed.

When you are at the house, you’ll also have the chance to see a diary, a smithy and a working farmyard with ducks and chickens. And if you feel energetic you could either walk around the gardens or go on a two-mile round walk to the White Ladies Priory, a small nunnery of ladies. Afterwards, you could go to the education room and try on some armour or dress up as a Roundhead or Cavalier. There is a lot of fun to be had here at Boscobel House and you will learn lots too.

It’s an ideal place for the whole of the family.

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