Facilities at Boscobel House and The Royal Oak
Free car parking adjacent to shop on compacted gravel surface.
Food and Drink
Vending machine selling hot drinks machine. Shop sells a selection of snacks including crisps, confectionery and ice cream.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are also additional seats in Royal Oak field which has lovely views.
Shop selling a selection of English Heritage gifts, guidebooks and light snacks.
Male, female and accessible facilities available.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds only. Assistance dogs welcome across the site.
Introductory exhibition to Boscobel is in the entrance to the house (up one step). A virtual tour is available in the visitor centre. Picture exhibition of Boscobel House through the ages is located upstairs in the dairy block.
Relaxing walled and knot gardens. Access is by paths across cobbled areas. Seating available. There is a pleasant walk to the Royal Oak tree and also a permissive path to White Ladies Priory (another of Charles's hiding places) which is approximately 1 mile away. No ball games please.
- Audio Tour Availability
- Guided tours are available. This tour is included in the admissions price and covers not only the history of this fully restored and refurbished lodge, but also the important part that the house and the tree subsequently named the 'Royal Oak' played in the escape of King Charles II following his defeat at Worcester in 1651.
- Basic Language Audio Tours
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Baby changing facilities available.
- Bottle/Food Warming
- Children's Cutlery
- Child Sized Portions
- Play Areas / Adventure Playground
- Pushchairs Allowed
- No pushchairs allowed inside the house itself.
- Sling Loan
- Toy/Dressing Up Box
- Book box for children upstairs in dairy block.
- Family Learning
- Children's activity sheet available.
- Interpretation for Children
- Children's questions/quiz on each interpretation panel.
Commercial Photography and Filming
English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.
We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.
If you are interested in using English Heritage sites for commercial photography this must be arranged in advance. Please go to: Sarah Eastel Locations (http://www.film-locations.co.uk) for more information.
A guide book is available for this property.