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ABOUT US This Tudor farmhouse, located adjacent to the River Thames, was built of local limestone in 1570. Later, the Manor became the Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues. When Morris first saw the Manor in...more
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Off A417 | Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The barn gives a good overview exhibition. The Manor House is worth visiting set in a pleasant garden close to the River Thames. The staircase at the top of the house is unusual if a little awkward to negotiate especially for the tall.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Holstenkid
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your four star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 November 2018

Almost out of season; a delightfully unhurried appreciation of the historical setting for Morris, Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite connection. Full of history and intimate artefacts. A fascinating visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Howard B
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for your five star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

My husband is not the arty type but really enjoyed the visit and although not to his taste appriciated the works of art etc. However I am a huge fan of Morris and the pre raphelites so was thrilled to bits to visit. wasnt dissappointed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lea p
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for your five star review. We have been successful in getting a Heritage Lottery Grant which will help us to be able to tell more about the many people who lived and worked at the Manor before, during and after Morris.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A well developed attraction with plenty of information and Morris furniture, fabrics etc. Parking is a walk away so be prepared for an amble through the village first. Pick up a leaflet at the carpark to help pick out the interesting houses.

Date of experience: October 2018
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for your five star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Kelmscott. The house and grounds were charming - it is easy to see why Morris and his family loved living there. The property was busy when we visited, but it never felt crowded. Visitors are given timed tickets which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Disappointed in the house and the garden. It was a long walk from the car park, entrance to the house is timed so avoid overcrowding, fair enough. Good room stewards although perhaps some a little too enthusiastic. Overall I didn't think the house showed much...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gardengel-IoW
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit.

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Finding Kelmscott Manor takes you down endless country lanes, but the journey is worth it when you reach the pretty village of Kelmscott and walk through it to the manor. There is a shop and tea room, but these blend in with the lovely old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Manor.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip though some of the volunteer staff come across as a little starchy for youngsters. Tea rooms were good value.

Date of experience: September 2018
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your four star review and the feedback on our volunteer stewards.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Very nice building and if your a fan of William Morris a must visit. We are not but still really enjoyed a couple of hours visiting the house grounds and tea shop. The volunteers/ guides were helpful and knowledgeable although a little over keen to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your four star informative review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit despite not being a 'William Morris fan'.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

By all accounts William Morris was a bit of a polymath and you get some sense of this as you go round this charming house, with examples of textiles, embroidery, illustrated books and so on. The volunteers staffing each room were keen and knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and apologies that we lost one of your orders for lunch. Glad that it didn't spoil your visit too much.

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Mi-MiMurrell
8 April 2018|
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Response from KelmscottManor | Property representative |
We encourage visitors to bring their dogs to the Manor and explore the meadow and barns. However we only allow assistance dogs in the Manor house and formal gardens itself. We provide water for dogs but ask that they are... More
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17 November 2017|
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Just type Kelmscott Manor into Google Maps and it will show up.
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Hello, below are our prices (which can all be found on our website as well): Adults: £10.50* (£9.50 without Gift Aid) Family (2 adults + 2 children): £29* (£26 without Gift Aid) Full-time students: £5.50* (£5 without Gift... More
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