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Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
+44 1925 690002
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Very Quiet

It is a very quiet town with a big proud hall which says Birthplace of British Aviation on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit!

A small property by NT standards but interesting and well worth a visit. It is only open on... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Banbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
+44 1925 690002
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a very quiet town with a big proud hall which says Birthplace of British Aviation on the entrances.

Thank RedSlaad
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A small property by NT standards but interesting and well worth a visit. It is only open on Wednesday afternoons and (I think Saturdays). After a walk round the house and a good walk round the grounds you can go to the village hall and...More

1  Thank JeanERB
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The house and estate is only open on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 5.30pm. Parking is on grass only and on busy days you may not find a spot. There are only three rooms open inside the house, and these are only on...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house, okay only so many rooms you can view, but well worth it. We walked around the gardens with spectacular views from the top of the garden. Beautiful trees, leaves were starting to fall, lovely autumnal day.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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.

Thank walkingboots2016
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
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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..