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Upton House

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Address: Banbury OX15 6HT, England
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Very accommodating to young children

I'll be honest, we're new to the national trust, and only decided to come here to break the journey home to Bolton from Portsmouth. We had a picnic in tow and ate it in the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I'll be honest, we're new to the national trust, and only decided to come here to break the journey home to Bolton from Portsmouth. We had a picnic in tow and ate it in the beautiful garden, which is adorned with Apple trees, and fresh fruit and veg patches beside massive landscaped gardens. We were asked if we wanted to... More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful gardens and blown away by the Hironomous Boch and amazing art collection. To cap it all a lovely cafe for that essential cream tea.

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Oxfordshire, UK
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649 reviews
409 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A really good property to look round if you are at all interested in WWII as the house was taken over by a bank during the war and has been set out as it would have been back then. The staff and volunteers are helpful and informative and will answer your questions. The exhibits are a little more 'hands-on' than... More 

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Caddington
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476 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The NT have organised an amazing exhibition bringing this house and its family's alive through its role in WW2 when the bank was moved from London to Upton to both protect its staff but more to ensure its financial security to underwritre so much of the UK's war costs. Great physical evidence on show with real hands on exhibits, photographs... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited on this special day and really enjoyed the house and the event. The combination of the wartime displays and information in the house itself and of the outdoor event worked very well. The rooms were mainly displayed in the way the house would have been laid out during the war, but whilst some of the furniture was covered... More 

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Middleton Cheney, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Spent a lovely morning here with my toddler looking for the Gruffalo in the forest trail and exploring the veg/ fruit gardens. Very good/ friendly cafe for lunch too. Will be back to explore the house!

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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Never had to pay to enter a national trust garden (I've visited 3 or 4 previously) so that was a surprise. The gardens themselves are beautiful and the tour of the house is good. The tea room/resteraunt is ridiculously overpriced. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful views and landscape instead.

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Thank RTKC92
West Midlands
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109 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We spent the weekend at Epwell and visited Upton House on Saturday afternoon to view the 1940s exhibition. This was well presented and interesting. The gardens were lovely but we did feel that dogs on leads could have been allowed. The National Trust is not dog friendly and fir this reason we will not join.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

At Upton house and gardens today. A well kept house and gardens. The house has been transformed into how it was in the period of the Second World War. Very well laid out with informative room guides. Well worth a visit

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Scotland
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289 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This fascinating house tells the story of being used as a bank during the second world war keeping the staff safe from the bombing.

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