Boscobel House and The Royal Oak

The house and grounds of Boscobel House are open. Measures are still in place to keep everyone safe, and you need to book your visit in advance. Find out more below.

Enjoy a day out at Boscobel House and it's famous The Royal Oak as you discover one of the most dramatic escape stories in English History.

Explore the picturesque timber-framed hunting lodge where King Charles II famously took refuge in 1651 after fleeing for his life following Civil War defeat. Peer into the priest hole where he spent the night as well as discovering stories of his visit. A short stroll away is a descendant of the oak tree in which Charles II famously hid for a day as Cromwell’s soldiers searched for him below, and which is celebrated to this day with over 500 pubs called The Royal Oak.

Plus, experience what life would have been like when Boscobel was a thriving Victorian Farm and meet our resident farmyard animals while exploring the historic stables, barns, and dairy.

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What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

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