Upton House and Gardens, Banbury

4.4
Different than other popular country houses, Upton House and Gardens thrived in the 1930s. A venue for lavish weekend parties, Lord Bearstead remodeled the house to be a millionaire’s ideal country getaway. Try your hand at a game of pool or play the large grand piano. Ask the staff about the extensive art collection. Stroll through the sprawling, thriving gardens. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn or order a meal from the restaurant--they use ingredients sourced directly from the gardens. Parking is free, but no pets are allowed. Make Upton House and Gardens a centerpiece of your Banbury vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Banbury trip itinerary builder .
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  • This house is a must to visit if you are an art lover. Friendly country house with excellent collection of paintings and porcelain. Staff in house, coffee shop and on arrival were all kind and made us...  more »
  • I have been going to Upton for years.amazing house, beautiful grounds. Staff are knowlegable about theverything house and the family. Well worth a visit  more »
  • We visited on a wet and windy day so sadly did not see the gardens. However we spent more time in the house and we are so glad we did! Amazing and fascinating.  more »
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  • What a lovely house, on one of the highest points in Warwickshire. The house has a "lived in" feel to it and retains much of the original (and excellent) art and furniture. The gardens are magnificent though they were closed during our visit due to exceptional high winds which created a hazard due to the age of some of the large trees. Previous owners included the founder of the Shell Petroleum empire and the origin of the company name, detailed in the house, is fascinating. There's a delightful coffee shop in a pavilion nearby in the Garden. Well worth a visit.
  • There is magic here, real magic. You can feel it as you approach the house, and are rather fooled by the narrow paths between the house and the Butlers Cottage that draws you unsighted onto the lawn. Stroll upon it, follow where it beckons and then prepare to be amazed... And find if you can the ancient sacred spring the fills this garden with the rippling laughter of nymphs. Be still, be quiet and allow yourself to feel...
  • A magnificent NT property, with a beautiful house, breath taking art work and porcelain, and lovely, well maintained gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone wanting a great family day out. The volunteers and staff were so helpful and friendly. The restaurant spacious and with the usual delicious options.
  • Brilliant day!! As we were with a wheelchair user all the staff made the visit extremely easy as they were so helpful and answered any questions we had. The weather was fantastic too!!
  • Really interesting house and don't forget to visit the gardens. You cannot see how big they are from the house. Also highly recommend the "Meet the Bearsted family" tour.
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