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Sulgrave Manor

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Address: Sulgrave Manor | Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SD, England
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+44 1295 760205

Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor...

Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor house and garden at the time of Shakespeare.

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Very underrated attraction

Took a group of 48 seniors and ALL thought it was an excellent visit. Usually you expect to get some that don't like something but to get all to agree shows how good the visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a group of 48 seniors and ALL thought it was an excellent visit. Usually you expect to get some that don't like something but to get all to agree shows how good the visit was. My group had Cymon who we would have been happy listening too for the whole afternoon. The other group said how lucky they were... More 

Thank flossy55
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opened especially for our group in December, we were warmly welcomed by our guides and enjoyed a coffee and mince pie before being split up into groups for our conducted tour. A most interesting commentary on all aspects of the history and features of the manor with particular emphasis on its American connections. There are undoubtedly more spectacular attractions to... More 

2 Thank Lancerlot
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My son and I went here on a lovely autumn day and were greeted by friendly knowledgeable and extremely courteous Sulgrave Manor people. Unfortunately, the usual catering person was on leave so we were treated to large slices of Lemon or Victoria sponge cake and coffee with cream on request. We had purchased the house tour on arrival and been... More 

Thank John D
Cysnow, General Manager at Sulgrave Manor, responded to this review

Dear John D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Sulgrave and look forward to you making use of your annual pass and welcoming you to the Manor again in the near future. Kind regards, Cymon (stand in supplier of coffee, with cream, and cake) More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The guide carrying out the tour was very informative and interesting with a sense of humour when telling us about the life of families who had lived in Sulgrave Manor. The joint flags of USA and UK at the entrance to the Manor showed the former joint ownership. The café was small but the soup was excellent. Well worth a... More 

1 Thank Sylvia W
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wanted somewhere to go on bank holiday Monday that wasn't too far to travel. We decided to go to Sulgrave manor, ancestral home of President George Washington which is open to the public. On arrival we were made welcome by the lovely lady in the shop and informed about the guided tour of the house. The... More 

Thank bbbsteve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Lots of Washington family items, and period pieces. Our docent was also the giftshop lady and flower arranger--excellent tour! We are the only 2 so very personal tour. Lots of George Washington memorabilia as well. Train from London then short taxi ride--arrange for a return time with the driver. We were there when it opened and stayed until 2. Nice... More 

Thank yahootraveler64
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Sulgrave Manor, as everyone should know by now, is one of the ancestral homes of George Washington's ancestors. It was originally built as a Tudor Long House, but was rebuilt, then fell into dis-repair, now rebuilt again. Only half of the rebuilt side of the house is open to the public as the Curator lives in the other half. There... More 

Thank Derekpinckard
Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely Tudor house with beautiful displays. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Lovely tea room and small gift shop. Great for a summer wedding venue too. Beautiful gardens which are well kept. Great to see local productions performed there too. Not expensive entrance £7.50 per adult. Great afternoon with family. Follow them on Facebook they tend to a range of... More 

Thank loberholzer
Olympia, WA
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255 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The ancestral home of George Washington, numbers of generations removed, is well worth a visit. We visited 35 years ago, and the home is much improved. Our tour guide was fabulous, loaded with information about 16th and 17th Century life and the evolution of the Washington family. The tour lasted 75 minutes and it held our interest the whole time.... More 

Thank rogerjm
Oxford, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 10:15 and immediately enjoyed coffee and cake in the Buttery served by the friendliest team without airs and graces. We then strolled around the grounds at our own pace enjoying interesting features such a George Washington's bust. And Particularly the brilliant history of the Washington family in England and the USA. At noon, we joined the guided... More 

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