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Upton House

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Banbury OX15 6HT, England
+44 1295 670266
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Disappointed visit.

Good car park and easy access to the grounds, about quarter of a mile from car park. On arrival we... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
David W
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Innovative way to present a National Trust property

This is a gorgeous country home, formerly owned by Viscount Bearsted, Chairman of the Shell Oil... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
DunelmArts
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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Banbury OX15 6HT, England
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Good car park and easy access to the grounds, about quarter of a mile from car park. On arrival we were allocated a time slot for viewing the house but it was 2 hours after arrival. We did not find enough to see or do...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a gorgeous country home, formerly owned by Viscount Bearsted, Chairman of the Shell Oil Company. References to this in the house include several Shell advertising posters from the days when motoring seemed far more glamorous than it does now, and a huge antique...More

Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was such an interesting aspect of seeing how Upton House was remodelled in the 1920s. I loved the building blocks that showed how they made the house more symmetrical. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the art works stunning.

Thank Judith F
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

national trust doing its thing . great to see the design process from a 1920 point of view.. high point was chatting to the workmen repairing the lake. made me realise just how valuable the national trust and the work they do is.. well worth...More

Thank Shaun G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited here over Easter, the rooms are all lavishly furnished as they would have been in their era, we were given many interesting facts in various rooms, about the history and family who lived at the property. One guide went out of his way...More

Thank HelmarkCardiff
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Went here for a walk round the grounds and helping out a lil one in the Easter Egg hunt. Really enjoyed myself as did everyone else in the group. Grounds are lovely, though some bits are still being done up, but this doesn't distract too...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited on a wet and cold Sunday and spent around an hour walking around the gardens in which you can see hundreds of snowdrops ready to bloom in the next week or so, obviously because of the season some of it is closed off for...More

Thank NigelandDi
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had a nice walk round the grounds but with so much under construction (in April 2017) it was a little disappointing Nevertheless, the people on the gate and in the coffee shop were nice and we had a good time. It would just have...More

Thank Joeavison
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Upton House is located between Stratford and Banbury in a very picturesque surrounding which I had previously been unaware of. The house has some interesting features including a fantastic "man cave" that includes a full size billiards table. After my visit I was very frustrated...More

Thank JamesytheHut
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Having been before to the ww2 incarnation of the house last year, it was a total change to see the house in its 1920's style. Full of history and wonderful artwork its a real treat. The mirrror lake is currently undergoing a makeover but rhe...More

Thank walkingboots2016
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louise S
25 August 2015|
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Response from Jennifer B |
Upton is only open on the Friday, the 25th. The house opens at 1pm by timed entry (you can pre-book tickets online) but the gardens, restaurant and shop open at 11am.
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