Woodchester Mansion Trust, Stonehouse

Take a tour of an unfinished Gothic revival building, Woodchester Mansion Trust. Construction began on the mansion in 1858, but ceased completely when the owner William Leigh died. Leigh's surviving family, significantly less interested in the mansion's austere design than Leigh himself, could not afford the cost of demolishing the building and starting over. Today the mansion, which appears completed from the outside, provides a unique insight into the techniques of Victorian stone masons. After admiring the unfinished rooms, gargoyles, and fine interior carvings of the house, take some time to explore the extensive gardens and grounds that surround it, including shady woods and several carp-filled lakes. A cafe on the grounds provides refreshments. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Woodchester Mansion Trust and many more Stonehouse attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Stonehouse trip planner .
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  • Had a fab day out here, the parkland is beautiful, lots of lovely walks through national trust land with cows and sheep grazing, there is a minibus down to the mansion if a mile walk is a problem, the...  more »
  • Wood Chester mansion is fabulous for a good walk, scenery is beautiful, quiet countryside with a kids adventure trial. It truest us lovely and it’s free u less you want to pay to look inside the mansi...  more »
  • Really great place to go. It's a very unique mansion because it's not finished. But great for us because the National Trust is finishing it off. The grounds of the Mansion were fantastic, you could walk for miles in lovely countryside.
  • Really excellent place for a walk and dog friendly. Free to enter and a range of walks means that it is suitable for a wide range of people. The majority of the track is gravel and flat meaning that wheelchairs are possible but it would be hard work. Refreshments are available but not all year round.
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