Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Boscobel is a location in rural South Staffordshire, 3 miles from the little town of Tong.

Timber framed Boscobel House was used as a hiding place by Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Outside is an old oak tree, descendant of the famous Royal Oak in which Charles hid, giving rise to one of the most popular pub names.

Boscobel is now in the care of English Heritage.

Nearby is White Ladies Priory, the remains of the 12th century Cistercian priory of St. Leonard, which is also in the care of English Heritage.

Places in Boscobel

Boscobel House