PARK OPENING TO VISITORS 11th JULY. PRE-BOOKING ONLY.

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Visit St. Peter’s Church, it is a five minute walk from our Visitor Centre. This charming little church houses the famous 15th century tomb of Sir Ralph Grey and his wife Elizabeth FitzHugh; an extraordinarily elaborate structure to find in a tiny country church.

St. Peter’s as we see it today occupies the site of a 12th Century church, and retains some of its Norman stonework. The interior is an unusual mixture of old and new. Contrasting with its ancient stone work, there are 19th century boxed pews. The sanctuary was completely refurbished in 1967, and the large plain-glass east window remains controversial. There is a glorious view of the trees behind, where you might expect to see stained glass. A millennium plaque recognises that Christian worship has been offered on this site for over a thousand years.