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Boscobel House was built in about 1632, when John Gifford of Whiteladies converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge. The Gifford family were Roman Catholics, at a time when the religion suffered persecution. Tradition holds that the true purpose of Boscobel was to serve as a secret place for the shelter of Catholics in times of need. Boscobel remained a working farm and visitors today can see King Charles II's hiding places, the dairy, visit the hens and ducks, play Victorian games in the garden, or walk the two-mile trail to White Ladies Priory. There is also an education and family room where you can try on armour, draw at the art table, and dress as a cavalier.
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