Boscobel House and The Royal Oak

Enjoy a day out at Boscobel House and its 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?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear face coverings in our shops.

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive, or have been asked to self-isolate.

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

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  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    You are now legally required to wear face coverings in our shops.

    Our staff continue to wear face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we strongly encourage you to do the same.

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