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Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
+44 1925 690002
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ok if your a NT member otherwise don't bother

Only a few rooms are open to the public on the two afternoons a week it is open.The terrace walk is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Alcester, United Kingdom
Friendly guides + Village hall with great cakes .4 U3A ladies combined age 280 yrs!

Saturday visit. Although there are just 3 rooms, we spent nearly 2 hrs there .Very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Rushden, United Kingdom
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“sitting room” (4 reviews)
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Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
+44 1925 690002
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only a few rooms are open to the public on the two afternoons a week it is open.The terrace walk is ok as is the walk around the lake but generally everything could be better.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Saturday visit. Although there are just 3 rooms, we spent nearly 2 hrs there .Very knowledgeable room guides.Garden was lovely not to far to walk to the cascade and rose garden.Lots of visitors as it was Saturday, plenty of parking. Not sure if there is...More

2  Thank spidargirl
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The family still live there and don't want strangers walking around their property. About 80% is private, cant take pictures, many rules to follow and only 3 rooms to see. Visitors are just an annoyance to the family but they need our money because of...More

4  Thank 455ukfamily
Max B, Manager at Farnborough Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment after your recent visit to Farnborough Hall but a few points must be clarified in your review. The gardens are open to the public as well as half of the house - the parts that are private...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We visited here on one of the rare occasions the house is open to visitors. The National Trust has limited opening times for this amazing house and grounds, so it was well worth a detour on our way home from Banbury. Farnborough Hall is full...More

1  Thank Peej M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Farnborough Hall is still occupied and has restricted opening, so check it is open before committing. Essentially only the ground floor is open to visitors, plus the dome at the top of the staircase. Although limited it is worth visiting. The grounds are delightful with...More

1  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It could be a disappointing visit if you don’t realise that there are only the hall and two rooms open on the ground floor and one upstairs as the family still live there and it is only open Wednesday and Saturday from 2 pm. We...More

1  Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Not many rooms open to view in the house as the family still live there, but the views from the grounds are fantastic. Interesting follies and statutes.

1  Thank GillyBean46
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Farnborough Hall was a total let down for us, not much to see at all, 3 rooms and a staircase. Come to Banbury for Upton House which is excellent, but do not travel a great distance for Farnborough.

1  Thank MaxPepsi
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I visited Farnborough Hall after having visited Upton House as it was one of the very few times that it was open. The walk up to the obelisk is well worth it taking in the stunning views on the way but be careful if the...More

1  Thank Alan186263
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Came here on the way home from another property. If you aren't an NT member you should know it costs £6.50 each and you only get to go in three rooms and there property is only open occasionally. The grounds are quite pleasant to walk...More

2  Thank AMY B
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Karen S
4 August 2017|
Response from Frances B |
The grounds open at 2:00 but it is possible to walk around the lake by the overflow carpark before. Good grass area for a picnic lunch too!
Janet T
1 September 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
The paths are quite good, but I think they would be very hard going for a wheelchair and some of the paths are quite steep in places and there are steps to negotiate. I hope this has been of help to you..