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Lovely garden

The garden is lovely, and the entrance fee is very reasonable (£6). The wide variety of large, old... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Run Down William Kent Early Design

The House is not well signposted, but worth persevering. Self pay entry. There was only one other... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Rousham, Upper Heyford OX25 4QU, England
+44 1869 347110
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The garden is lovely, and the entrance fee is very reasonable (£6). The wide variety of large, old trees is particularly impressive. No access to the main house, except group tours. Children not allowed.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 963philip
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The House is not well signposted, but worth persevering. Self pay entry. There was only one other visitor on a blustery, sunny day. The house built in 1635 is rather stark, but the gardens are open. They were an early design by William Kent, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

I was in England with a cousin visiting various gardens (e.g. Hestercombe, Durslade Farm, Hidcote) and this was our last stop. It was amazing! Lovely to see it and learn about the history. There weren't many people there so we had a lovely afternoon wandering...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank HeidiWal
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

So much to see at this delightful garden. Remember this is a private house and garden and the owners should be respected for their rules. It was great to spend a quiet summers afternoon without the crowds you see at other locations. Don't take the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank P29MCH
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We visited the garden in August and it is undeniably historically important. The house is only open by appointment and to groups of twelve or more. It is a beautiful building. There are clear notices as you enter -- no children under 15, no buggies,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Vermy100
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Simply sublime, my favourite garden in the whole country. The parkland, vistas and walled garden are all fabulous, the arcadian pools and river setting simply beautiful. On a sunny day the sinuous rill can only mean you are in Xanadu.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank martinb103
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Drove 40 mins to visiting Rousham not knowing it was cash only. The two old members of staff were extremely rude and unhelpful when we told them we didn’t have cash. There was no advice to tell us where the closest cash point. I would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Josh531
Reviewed 10 June 2018

It has a very pretty walled garden, and lovely landscaped gardens in a lovely setting. The sign said no dogs and no pushchairs, although we saw both as we walked around.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank D1251IWkareng
Reviewed 8 June 2018

It was an easy 45 minute bus ride from Oxford - just ask for Rousham Park Farm and then flag down the bus on the way back. It is a short walk up to the house and gardens. Because we had arranged for a private...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The grounds of Rousham House are an example of early English landscape garden and are quite thrilling if you are interested in the history of garden design. Created in part by William Kent, there remain many follies, temples, pools and statues that date to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank vonifide
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Response from Feather5723 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Christina B | Reviewed this property |
It would be better in summer