The story of how Charles II hid in an oak tree to avoid his enemies after the Battle of Worcester in 1651 is the stuff of ... More
Boscobel House and the Royal Oak
The story of how Charles II hid in an oak tree to avoid his enemies after the Battle of Worcester in 1651 is the stuff of legend and this is where it all happened. The house, and the tree, lie about eight miles north-west of Birmingham on a minor road between the A41 and A5 (signposted) and the site is currently run by English Heritage. Don't expect a huge stately home—the house is a modest timber-framed affair but it is attractive and has been fully refurbished. There are various events, including historic reconstructions, held throughout the year. Open daily from 10am.
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