One Foot in the Past: Christmas at Newark Park

  • December 7, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley to the Mendips beyond. This remote corner of south Gloucestershire is a secret and unspoilt place, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. A place of architectural intrigue, quaint gardens and sprawling parkland there is much to see and do at Newark.

Founded by an influential English courtier to Henry VIII in 1550; the house and estate since went from boom to bust, to its dramatic rescue by a Texan architect in the 20th century. Newark has an incredible story to tell.

Our House will be open with wonderful decorations and glorious views, while outside you can enjoy a brisk walk on the Estate. Have a warm drink and get some lovely gifts ready for this festive season.

Cost: Adult, £6.40, free to National Trust Members

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A nice day out, here's a link to a few more pics http://flic.kr/ps/AjNxN

    December 13, 2013

  • Lesley

    Thanks to everyone for your company! Photos now uploaded!!

    December 8, 2013

  • Mel B.

    Great day out thank you

    December 8, 2013

  • Rosaleen

    fantastic

    December 7, 2013

  • Rosaleen

    I, unfortunately used my GPS to get me there,which was a mistake as I didn't get there till 11.45am and so missed meeting up with everyone at 11am. For future reference, the chap in ticket office advised against using GPS for any National Trust property. Despite everything I was a great place and I really enjoyed it...

    December 7, 2013

  • Nicky D.

    Excellent.

    December 7, 2013

  • Toby

    I will be about 30 minutes late and will try and find the group. Text me on[masked] if necessary

    December 7, 2013

  • john h.

    Interested in going, but it is easy to find from Wotton-under-Edge? well sign posted? ta

    December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's along a lane off a minor road .... out in the middle of nowhere but little scope for wrong turns .. see you there!

      December 6, 2013

    • john h.

      thanks but dont know the area so will leave for another time

      December 6, 2013

  • Volkan C.

    Apologies, work commitments, can't make it now

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there is anyone else who would like to 'hitch a ride' on Saturday please see below for my contact info. I can't really detour much more but if anyone who wants can get to Clifton Down station for 10am you will be welcome. My route from WSM to Bristol will most likely be A370 - Hotwells - Park Row - Whiteladies Road. Last minute offer as I have just changed my little white van for a 'proper' vehicle!

    December 5, 2013

  • Rob E

    Looking ahead a bit I know but I'd be grateful for a lift to this one - I cycle everywhere (but not that far!) - happy to cycle to a rendezvous point though and contribute to petrol. Thanks

    November 16, 2013

    • Rob E

      Thanks John - very kind of you.

      December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will keep in touch by text now, but aiming to be back in Bristol about 5, as need to be back in WSM by 6 to get ready for a party in the evening ....!

      December 5, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Since I have had no response yet re transport, I will drop out of this one. May be I'll get there by public transport when we have more daylight.

    November 4, 2013

  • Rob E

    I would be grateful for a lift from Bristol (cycle everywhere - but not that far!)
    Thanks, Rob

    November 4, 2013

  • Dave V

    Can't make this now, something else has cropped which I need to go to and can't move...enjoy.

    If you're going to the Christmas buffet in Bath in the evening, tell me all about it then.

    November 3, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I would love to do this but the busses from Bristol only go as far as Wooton Under Edge itself. I am a life time NT member so happy to contribute to petrol for a lift Share.

    October 26, 2013

  • Nicola B

    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone give me a lift to/from Bath?

    Thanks,

    Nicola

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great little gem, been before, good excuse to go again!

    October 5, 2013

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