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10 facts about Eastwood Park

10 facts about Eastwood Park

From the history of the estate to TV appearances, we’ve compiled a list of things you may, or may not, know about Eastwood Park.

A rich history

Eastwood Park estate began life as a home to the distinguished Jenkinson family of Bristol in 1865, with many of the early members becoming great travellers and seafarers. They are responsible for the Victorian country house present today with many original features.

We’re not just an event venue

While both buildings are separate to one another, we also run a wide portfolio of training courses in the healthcare, commercial and defence sector. These courses are delivered in our newly built training centre, only a 5-minute walk from Eastwood Park House.

Our country house has almost 100 rooms in total

From event halls to guest bedrooms to dining spaces, Eastwood Park House has a range of spaces to hire, whatever the occasion!

A wildlife haven

Fancy some wildlife spotting? Eastwood Park is home to some beautiful wildlife, including birds of prey, pheasants and our resident herd of deer – with around 20 in total, including muntjacs!

Lights, Camera, Action!

We all love a claim to fame, and Eastwood Park has a few! It has been used as a filming location for several TV programmes over the years including; McDonald and Dodds, Skins, Escape to the Country, Mistresses, and Casualty and Holby City in our medical theatre! 

The Clock Tower clock is manually wound

The clock is installed in what was the old stables building, now offices, behind the Eastwood Park House. The clock was made by J. W. Benson, of Ludgate Hill, London, clockmaker to Queen Victoria and HRH Prince of Wales. Mears & Steinback cast the bell in 1871.

We’re big tea drinkers

Yorkshire, English Breakfast, PG Tips, Biscuit Brew – you name it, Team Eastwood Park love a cuppa. On average, we get through 300* teabags a week… and countless packets of biscuits.

History around every corner

The Jenkinson family motto “Pareo non servio” (I obey, I do not serve) can be seen above the stained-glass window on the main staircase of the country house, along with the Jenkinson family’s coat of arms. Keep your eyes peeled!

We’re a ‘Best of Britain’ wedding venue

And we’re proud holders of the title! Nominated by Bridebook – one of the UK’s top wedding planning websites and apps – we’re very excited to be part of this exclusive group of venues.

A rural location

Eastwood Park is set within 200 acres of beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. So, whether you’re here for a weekday conference or an overnight stay, take some time to explore the peaceful surroundings of the estate – especially as the weather gets slightly warmer!

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