Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few Q & A’s about the Woodchester Mansion. Click on each question to reveal the answer.

Are dogs permitted?

We regret that dogs, no matter how well behaved, are not allowed in the Mansion (assistance dogs are excepted from this rule). The Trustees have made this decision as they have a duty of care to the exceptional Grade 1 listed building. However, dogs are permitted in Woodchester Mansion grounds, and some visitors to the Mansion tether their dogs outside the building while they visit the Mansion or while they go to the tea room. A water bowl is provided for dogs on Open Days.

More widely, dogs are permitted in the National Trust-owned Woodchester Park, though please note that throughout the year sheep and cattle are grazed in the Park and, therefore dogs should be kept under control at all times.

How do I get to the Mansion?

Please park in the National Trust car park (free for NT members, fee applies for other visitors) and either walk down the 3/4 mile woodland track to the Mansion or use our minibus to travel to the Mansion. The minibus operates on most days but please note that it is staffed by our volunteers and is not guaranteed on open days. Please check whether there will be a minibus running on the day that you wish to visit. For more details see the Visiting Us tab and for directions follow this link.

Is the Mansion a NT Property?

NO, though NT members are offered a concessionary admission rate of £7.50. Woodchester Park is owned by the National Trust, but the Mansion and 23 acres of land around it are the property of Stroud District Council. The Mansion is managed by the Woodchester Mansion Trust.

Why was the Mansion never finished?

Come and visit us to find out !!

Is photography allowed at the Mansion?

Yes, still photographs are permitted inside and outside the Mansion.

Can I fly a drone?

NO. Flying of drones is not allowed either inside the historic Mansion or outside over the land managed by the Woodchester Mansion Trust.

2024 Open Day Season

We are open 11am - 5pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from Friday 29th March to Sunday 3rd November.

Telephone 01453 861541

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