Upton House

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Nr. Banbury, Oxford,
Oxford, OX15 6HT

01295 670266

01295 671144


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
12th Mar - 30th Oct; Fri- Mon; 11am - 5pm
25th July to 4th September: open every day.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

12 Mar - 30th Oct; 1-5, daily (tours 11 - 1)
5th Nov - 18th Dec; 12-4. Sat & Sun.
Open Thursday during summer holidays. House admission from 11 on Bank Holidays by timed ticket, but visitors may stay until 5. Ground floor open only in house November and December.

National Garden Scheme days: No
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To see:
Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
Summer: house and gardens: adult £9.50 (£8.63), child £4.80 (£4.36), family £24 (£21.81).
Summer: gardens: adult £5.95 (£5.40), child £2.90 (£2.63), family £14.75 (£13.40).
Winter: house and gardens: adult £5.95 (£5.40), child £2.90 (£2.63), family £14.75 (£13.40).
Winter: gardens: adult £4.20 (£3.81), child £2.10 (£1.90), family £10.40 (£9.45).
Reduced rate when arriving by bicycle, on foot or public transport

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Motorised buggy available for disabled visitors. New self-service restaurant and also visitor centre Braille guide. Jazz concerts, Aster open days, lecture lunches, 1930s days, vintage car meetings, art days Christmas opening, historical re-enactments

Garden Features & Events

Outstanding art and porcelain collections in a 17th-century mansion, with superb terraced gardens; Outstanding collection of English and Continental Old Master paintings; Experience the millionaire lifestyle of the 1920s/30s; Important collections of English and French 18th-century porcelain; Fascinating exhibition of Shell advertising posters from 1920s and 30s; Dramatic Art Deco bathroom; Distant views, terraced flower borders, herbaceous borders, tranquil water gardens and the National Collection of asters.

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National Collection:


Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Wroxton House Hotel

Inns & Pubs:

Bell, Shenington Plough, Bodicote The Castle, Edge Hill Rose & Crown, Ratley

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

banbury Stratford upon Avon

Description of Garden

Standing near the site of the Civil War battle of Edgehill, and surrounding the house which was built not long after in 1695, the gardens contain an impressive lawn and series of terraces descending to a large lake. The Bog Garden with many interesting plants and a pair of herbaceous borders complement the Kitchen Garden alongside the terraces.

A visit to the house will reveal its extraordinary collection of Old Masters, including works by Stubbs, Constable, Canaletto and Breughel.

History Of Garden

Sir Rushout Cullen created the garden at the end of the 17th century. The banker, Robert Child owned the property and added a lake and temple in 1775. The second Lord Bearsted and his wife further developed it in the 1920s and '30s with the help of his architect, Percy Morley Holder.

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