Baddesley Clinton ManorWarwick
National Trust  
Rising Lane  
Baddesley Clinton Village  
Warwickshire B93 0DQ  
 
 
 
Just north-west of Warwick is the moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton, a popular National Trust property. The majority of the current house dates from the 15th century and the Elizabethan interiors reflect the manor’s most influential period.
 
Although the house has undergone some remodelling over the centuries this has been done in keeping with the original fabric and design.  In the 15th century the East Range (now the main entrance) was built and a drawbridge and gun ports were added.
 
In 1517 the manor passed in to the Catholic Ferrers family.  Henry Ferrers remodelled the house over many years and is credited with introducing much of the panelling and chimney pieces.
 
The 17th century decoration and furnishing of the house was further enhanced by the inclusion of stained glass and heraldry.
 
Priest Holes 
The official religion of Tudor England was the Church of England. Many aristocratic families, particularly in Warwickshire, considered Roman Catholicism as the ‘true’ faith.  Jesuit priests would travel around the great houses conducting services although these were forbidden and if they were caught they would be put to death in most horrible ways.  The great houses built secret hiding places and escape routes.
 
Baddesley Clinton has a number of ‘priest’s holes’ – secret hiding places for persecuted Jesuits and Catholic family members. These ‘priest holes’ were instrumental in saving the lives of many clergy and lay people.  One of Baddesley Clinton's priest holes, built in the 1590’s is open for public view.
 
19th Century Catholic Chapel
With the coming of religious tolerance, a Catholic Chapel was added to the house in the 19th century.
 
The Grounds 
The delightful grounds include a walled garden, ponds, a lake and nature walks.  The 18th century barn, previously used for storing and threshing grain, is now the Barn Restaurant.
 
Plan Your Visit 
Accommodation- Search & Book through Agoda here:
 
Facilities 
Restaurant, Shop and Plant Centre.
Open from 09:00 – 17:00 hours.
The Restaurant uses produce from the manor’s own vegetable garden and serves home-made soup, cakes and bread.
 
Disabled Access  
As this is a medieval house only the ground floor is easily accessible to mobility impaired visitors. The Grounds have grass and loose gravel paths and some steps. However there is an accessible route. The shop has steps to its entrance. For further information: Go to Web: Baddesley Clinton Manor/ Access
 
Opening Times  
Admission times vary according to the time of the year.
 
Tip:  Admission to the house is by ‘Timed Ticket’ with last admission thirty minutes before closing time. Refer National Trust web site or telephone for opening hours details & Timed Ticket information  Web:  Baddesley Clinton Manor/ Opening Times
 
Admission Prices 
Prices vary depending on whether the whole property or just the gardens are being visited. Go to Web:  Baddesley Clinton Manor/ Prices
 
Make the Most of Your Visit
There is an introductory talk available  This talk sets the historical scene for your visit, well worthwhile! For details go to the National Trust link below.
National Trust Members:  Free
 
Contact & Further Information 
Telephone   +44(0)1564 783 294  or 08700 2404 068 (Local)
 
Getting there 
- By Car   
Take the A4177 from Warwick (M40 from London to Warwick) then the A4141 to Chadwick End and follow the direction signs.
 
- Parking 
There is free parking close by.
 
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