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Lonely Planet review
A youthful Shakespeare is said to have poached deer in the grounds of Charlecote Park , a lavish Elizabethan pile backing onto the River Avon. Fallow deer still roam the grounds today, and the interiors were restored from Georgian chintz to Tudor splendour in 1823. Highlights include culinary-mould-filled Victorian kitchens and an original Tudor gatehouse, unaltered since 1551. Charlecote is around 5 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon.