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. Since then, it has been used as a training centre by the Home Office during WWII, by the police force, and the NHS.
Eastwood Park was formerly a specialist UK NHS training provider
With roots in the training of NHS engineers, Eastwood Park is now privately owned but still widely acknowledged as a leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the country. We also offer a range of accredited courses across commercial and defence sectors.
We’re not just a training centre
While both buildings are separate to one another, only a 5-minute walk from Eastwood Park Training Centre is the Eastwood Park House. Built in the 18th Century, the Victorian country house is used as a fantastic venue for conferences, events and weddings, and also as accommodation for delegates staying on site.
A unique learning environment
Our new state of the art operating theatre will authentically replicate a hospital environment, offering extensive practical facilities for learners to gain valuable hands-on experience.
An international reputation
Each year we welcome many engineering and hospital staff and managers from around the world. We have also run a number of our courses abroad, including in the Middle East and South East Asia.
Lights, Camera, Action!
We all love a claim to fame, and Eastwood Park has a few! The country house 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 which were filmed in our medical theatre!
The Clock Tower clock is manually wound
Just behind Eastwood Park House is the Clock Tower, installed in what was the old stables building, now offices. 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.
A wildlife haven
Fancy some wildlife spotting? Eastwood Park is home to lots of beautiful wildlife, including birds of prey, pheasants and our resident herd of deer – with around 20 in total, including muntjacs!
We’re big tea drinkers
Yorkshire, English Breakfast, PG Tips, Biscuit Brew – you name it, here at Eastwood Park we love a cuppa. On average, we get through 300* teabags a week… and countless packets of biscuits.
A rural location
Eastwood Park is set within 200 acres of beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. So, whether you’re here for a weekday course 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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* Numbers may have been exaggerated!