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Highwaymen at National Trust's Lodge Park

PUBLISHED: 10:22 22 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:45 20 February 2013

Highwaymen at National Trust's Lodge Park

Highwaymen at National Trust's Lodge Park

At the end of July, visitors may spot authentic tents and cooking around the grounds of England's only surviving 17th-century Deer Course and Grandstand

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Highwaymen at National Trust's Lodge Park

At the end of July, visitors may spot authentic tents and cooking around the grounds of Englands only surviving seventeenth century Deer Course and Grandstand. But people are urged to be careful as there may be dangers lurking just around the next corner the return of the 18th century highwaymen that plagued the road we now know as the A40.

'Lace Wars' living history group are recreating these violent times at Lodge Park offering a visitor experience that is suitable for families, but is not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, Jonny Loose, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager at the National Trust says, Nationally we are all working hard to bring our wonderful properties back to life. Its been said that you never feel more alive than when you are fearing for your life this is the opportunity for visitors to see if that is true."

The property is a must-visit for people who want to feel what first class entertaining was all about in the 17th century. The grounds also have plenty of space for children to let off steam.

Please note the highwaymen will be firing real guns which make a very loud noise. Small children and dogs of a nervous disposition had best keep their distance! The exact times of each highwayman event will be available on the day by phoning Lodge Park on 01451 844130. Normal admission prices apply.




  • Lodge Park is a hunting lodge on the Sherborne estate which lies about ten miles north-east of Cirencester, and approximately mid-way between Gloucester and Oxford, in Gloucestershire. Built as a lodge for observing deer coursing in 1632, it is a two-storey stone structure with flat lead roofs, accessible as a platform to view the deer course.http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-lodgeparksherborneestate

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