The Charleston Trust welcomes group bookings and is able to provide groups with exclusive access to the house and walled garden. Group visits take place Wednesday – Saturday outside our normal opening hours (usually in the mornings, but we can accommodate evening tours by special arrangement).
All group visits are by guided tour only and we offer a choice of tours to appeal to different interests. To ensure that your group’s visit to Charleston is a special one we can tailor arrangements to your needs including catering or refreshments where possible.
Coach parties must book their visits in advance: If you are planning to visit Charleston as a group of ten or more we recommend that you come outside of regular opening hours and pre-booking is essential. If you do come while we are open to the public there is a strong probability that, regrettably, we will be unable to admit your group.
How long to spend at Charleston:
We suggest you allow at least two hours for your visit to Charleston in order to allow time for your tour and to see the garden, gallery and shop.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 811 626 with the time and date you would like to come, the number of your group and the options you are interested in. Availability is limited and we can book up, so please do get in touch as soon as possible to reserve a space. Prices start from £8.50 a head and depend on which tour you choose and whether you would like any catering for your group.
Then, when you are ready to secure your booking, we will ask for a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total cost.
The balance is then payable anytime up to and including the day of your visit. Final numbers must be confirmed no less than 10 working days before your visit, if fewer people arrive on the day you will still be charged for the confirmed final number.
*Due to low light levels at certain times of year, evening visitors may not have as clear a view of some of the paintings than those viewing the house during daylight hours.
There is free parking for coaches on site.