Open Days & Minibus

Open Days

Tours & Minibus


Woodchester Mansion is normally open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of April until the end of October. We also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

NORMAL OPENING TIMES: 11.00am to 5.00pm - LAST TICKETS SOLD at 4.00pm. We close promptly at 5pm.

We are closed on Sat 9th July 2022 for a private event.

Subject to availability of volunteers, there will be guided tours at 11.45 am and 2.30 pm. Please take a tour if possible, as it enables visitors to fully understand the unique features of the Mansion. However it is not ideal for children under 12.

When we are open a minibus service runs from the foot of the steps from the National Trust car park to the Mansion every hour on the hour, starting at 11am. The minibus goes up from the Mansion to the car park at a quarter to the hour, last run at 4:45pm. The bus service is also subject to volunteer availability. Please wear your face mask on the bus.

The Mansion is in a secluded location and some visitors have difficulty finding us - please follow this link for directions.

Walking to the Mansion: the 3/4mile unmade track to the Mansion provides a pleasant walk through the Cotswold beech woods and alongside pasture to the house. Turn right at the foot of the steps from the car park and follow the track down, ignoring both turnings to the left. You will not see the Mansion until you are about 200yds away.

Are you a disabled visitor? Please call 01453 861 541 several days in advance so we can make the best arrangements for you to get to the Mansion easily.

Accessibility Guide for Disabled Visitors

Please note: There is no mobile phone signal or public wifi at the Mansion.


DO NOT use the Mansion postcode in your Satnav. You may well end up at the wrong end of the valley in S Woodchester.

It is much better to use 'Woodchester Park' or 'Woodchester Mansion' if these are options on your SatNav. You can also input the villages of Selsley or Uley, which are on the B4066 which goes past the turning to Nympsfield, where you will find the entrance to the National Trust car park.

Note: Woodchester Mansion is not accessible from the villages of North and South Woodchester.

The grid reference for the NT car park entrance is SO 797 011 and it is at Latitude 51.7088N Longitude 2.2953W.

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Woodchester Mansion, 

Telephone 01453 861541

If you would like to take a guided tour (strongly recommended for adults) please make sure that you arrive in the car park in good time. We suggest that you allow 25 minutes to walk from the car park to the Mansion and to purchase your admission tickets. Otherwise, please aim to catch the bus at 11.00 am for the morning tour and at 2.00 pm for the afternoon tour.
See admission prices

2022 Open Day Season

We are open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and Bank Holidays
Friday 1st April to Sunday 30th October from 11am-5pm.

For details - and how to reach the Mansion - please see Visiting Us page.