|BLENHEIM PALACE||Stately 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.
|STONOR PARK||Stately 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.
|MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE AND WATERMILL||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|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.
|UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|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..
Buscot Old Parsonage
Buscot, Faringdon, SN7 8DQ
Tel: 01793 762209 (Coleshill Estate
National Trust village of Buscot -
Early 18th-century house.
Built in 1703 of Cotswold stone, the house is
set on the banks of the Thames and has a small
Estate Office, Buscot
Park, Faringdon, SN7 8BU
01367 240932 (Infoline) Fax: 01367 241794
Buscot Park - Photo:
Neo-classical mansion with fine art and
furniture collection, set in landscaped
The late 18th-century house contains the fine
paintings and furniture of the Faringdon
The grounds include various avenue walks, an
Italianate water garden, designed in the early
20th century by Harold Peto, and a large
Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4PG
Tel: 01491 628529 Fax: 01491
Greys Court -
Intriguing house with a
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
wisteria, and an
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
01993 810 500
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.
Farnborough, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1DU
Tel: 01295 690002
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
Kingston Bagpuize House
Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13
Tel: 01865 820259 Fax:
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
Upton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HT
Tel: 01295 670266
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.
Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2SD
Tel: 01295 760205 Fax:
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