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Chavenage House, Tetbury

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Tour centuries of English history in an original setting at Chavenage House, an Elizabethan period manor. Made of Cotswold stone and a tiled roof, the house features two ornate tapestry rooms, tall stained glass windows, and extensive paneling with English Civil War and Edwardian sections. Take the two-hour tour given by a member of the owning family, who will share numerous anecdotes, including the royalist legend of Chavenage, a curse of fatal sickness for acquiescing in the execution of Charles I. This photogenic piece of property with a garden designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown remains very popular for wedding photos and shooting historical films. For refreshment, head to Tetbury, about 2.4 km (1.5 mi) away. Use our Tetbury itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Chavenage House and other attractions in Tetbury.
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  • We visited as part of a tour group with our choir, unlimited voices travel. We have visited many places over the years but this was one of the best visits we have ever done and it was a privilege to.....  more
    We visited as part of a tour group with our choir, unlimited voices travel. We have visited many places over the years but this was one of the best visits we have ever done and it was a privilege to.....  more »
  • I didn't know about Chavenage! What an oversight! The most humourous hosts/guides, amazingly entertaining tales to show off this astounding house maintained authentically down to every detail (no... 
    I didn't know about Chavenage! What an oversight! The most humourous hosts/guides, amazingly entertaining tales to show off this astounding house maintained authentically down to every detail (no...  more »

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