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“A great look at life for the upper classes in the 1930's”
Review of Upton House

Upton House
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
375 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“A great look at life for the upper classes in the 1930's”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

What a wonderful house and gardens, such a large private collection of art and amazing unique priceless ceramics. The staff are so knowledgeable and make the viewing of the house a real treat. The exhibition of Shell marketing material is a reminder from the past. The immaculate gardens a so well maintained.

Visited August 2014
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great house, lots of see”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Interesting house with plenty to see and lots of information. National trust property. Lovely grounds too.

Visited September 2013
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic staff”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I am a tourguide and recently visited Upton House with a group. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, also happy, friendly and informative. We were on a tight schedule and they did everything possible to make the visit really enjoyable. Andy was the star, but thanks are due to everyone. Group had a very interesting guided tour of the house and time to explore the gardens, which were looking good.

thank you everyone

Visited August 2014
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Thank Sara H
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Alveley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“House better than gardens”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This house is well worth a visit - built as a result of a 'shell' millionaire. Great pictures and a real family feel to the house.eating is good and varied and the gardens are worth seeing

Visited August 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not as great as we'd hoped”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

As we arrived late on a lovely summers day we elected to just take the garden tour tickets. At just under £8 each not too bad. Obviously less or free if your an NT member...
To be honest we found it rather disappointing with some areas being poorly maintained or overly modernised when compared with other similar houses in the area (eg Rousham House and Gardens).
The main fruit and flower gardens are in a natural sunken bowl which was interesting but the range of flowers, fruits and vegetables was rather limited and mostly lumped in one large area.
When we visited, there were large numbers of families and children running around and screaming, so not the place if your looking for a tranquil visit.
If your an NT member I'd say its worth a visit but if not then try somewhere else.

Visited August 2014
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Thank MrB9999
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