stately homes gardens etc in Oxfordshire
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Stately Homes & Gardens in Oxfordshire

Heritage sites also including country houses in Oxfordshire...

Oxfordshire Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

tabBLENHEIM PALACEStately Homes & Gardens
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough, and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

It is set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, and is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and a magnificent lake. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand-painted ceilings, and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room. Come and see the new visitor centre and enjoy the new and improved catering facilities, including The Oxfordshire Pantry, Water Terrace Champagne Bar, and Pleasure Gardens Deli and BBQ. For a fun filled family day out this year visit Blenheim Palace, Britain's Greatest Palace.
Tel: 0800 849 6500 or 01993 811091
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tabSTONOR PARKStately Homes & Gardens
Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF
Historic home of Lord and Lady Camoy's and the Stonor family for over 800 years.

The house is surrounded by a wooded deer park in a valley in the Chiltern Hills. With its origins in the 12th century the house has architectural features of medieval Tudor and Georgian periods now with a warm red brick facade. The ancient family catholic chapel is situated alongside near the site of a pre-historic stone circle. To the rear of the house a hillside walled garden affords commanding views of the deer park. Inside on display are many items of rare furniture, sculptures, bronzes, paintings and family portraits from Britain, Europe and the USA. The family's catholic roots are evident and an exhibition within the house features the life and work of St Edmund Campion.
Tel: 01491 638587
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The Estate Office, Mapledurham, Reading, RG4 7TR
Mapledurham House and Watermill nestle snugly along side the river Thames in South Oxfordshire. The house is Elizabethan and has been the family home of the Blount's for over 500 years.

Visitors to the house will see a collections of portraits and paintings, original ceilings, grand oak staircases and the beautiful chapel decorated in Strawberry Hill Gothick.

The watermill is the last remaining on the river Thames and still produces flour which is available (together with its by products) for in the well stocked gift shop. Cream teas, made from the flour milled in the watermill, are available together with a selection of delicious cakes.

We open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter until the end of September.
Tel: 0118 972 3350    Fax: 0118 972 4016
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Botanic Gardens, High St, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Welcome to the University of Oxford Botanic Garden...a collections of plants grown for purposes other than purely aesthetic reasons. At Oxford Botanic Garden we try to arrange the plants in attractive, sympathetic and exciting ways, so gardeners may seek inspiration. New plants are placed in the beds and borders that would be perfect in your home garden. The Garden also supports our teaching programmes, and research scientists as part of plant conservation projects..
Tel: 01865 286690    Fax: 01865 286693
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Buscot Old Parsonage

Buscot, Faringdon, SN7 8DQ
Tel: 01793 762209 (Coleshill Estate office)  

National Trust village of Buscot -
Photo: Jonathan Billinger CCL


Early 18th-century house.

Built in 1703 of Cotswold stone, the house is set on the banks of the Thames and has a small garden.

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Buscot Park

Estate Office, Buscot Park, Faringdon, SN7 8BU
: 01367 240932 (Infoline)    Fax: 01367 241794

Buscot Park  Photo  Andrew Longton

Buscot Park - Photo:
Andrew Longton CCL


Neo-classical mansion with fine art and furniture collection, set in landscaped grounds.

The late 18th-century house contains the fine paintings and furniture of the Faringdon Collection Trust.

The grounds include various avenue walks, an Italianate water garden, designed in the early 20th century by Harold Peto, and a large walled garden.

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Greys Court

Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4PG
Tel: 01491 628529    Fax: 01491 628935

Greys Court Photo  Dennis Jackson
Greys Court -
Photo: Dennis Jackson CCL


Intriguing house with a tranquil garden.

This picturesque house, mainly Tudor in style, has a beautiful courtyard and one surviving tower dating from 1347.

The house has an interesting history and was involved in Jacobean court intrigue.

It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and the interior, with some outstanding 18th-century plasterwork, is still furnished as a family home.

Outside are a Tudor wheelhouse, walled gardens full of old-fashioned roses and wisteria, and an ornamental vegetable garden.

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Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Tel: 01993 810 500      E-mail:

Ancestral stately home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough. The Palace was designed and built by Sir John Vanbrugh, and the park by Capability Brown, on a grand scale. Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, who is buried in nearby Bladon. Fabulous tapestries (on the Woodstock textile trail), porcelain and pictures.

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Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1DU
Tel: 01295 690002     E-mail:

Farnborough Hall in Banbury is a beautiful honey-coloured stone house, built in the mid-18th century and the home of the Holbech family for over 300 years. With charming grounds containing temples, a terrace walk and an obelisk.

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Kingston Bagpuize House

Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX
Tel: 01865 820259    Fax: 01865 821659

Beautiful 1660s Manor House remodelled in early 1700s in red brick with stone facings. Cantilevered staircase and finely proportioned panelled rooms with some good furniture and pictures. Set in mature parkland, the gardens contain a notable collection of plants including rare trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Available for private functions and corporate events.

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Upton House

Upton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HT
Tel: 01295 670266    E-mail:

Built in 1695 of mellow local stone, this beautiful house is renowned for the quality of the collections it houses. Assembled this century by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, the son of petroleum magnate Marcus Samuel (founder of Shell), they include paintings by English and Continental Old Masters, tapestries, porcelain, Chelsea figures and fine 18th-century furniture. The superb gardens descend in terraces from the lawn into a deep valley and include herbaceous borders, pools stocked with fish and an interesting water garden from the 1930s.

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Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2SD
Tel: 01295 760205    Fax: 01295 768056

Sulgrave Manor is a superb example of a modest manor house and garden of the time of Shakespeare and was home to the ancestors of George Washington. he Manor stands as a permanent reminder of the special relationship between Britain and America, and today visitors from all over the world, including many school children, come to enjoy this beautiful Tudor house set within the heart of a peaceful Northamptonshire village.

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