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Historic Houses

The South Front of Blenheim Palace (©Blenheim Palace)

Historic Houses

Blenheim Palace is a magnificent example of English Baroque architecture and a World Heritage Site, as well as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Chastleton House is one of England’s most complete Jacobean houses, a fragile time capsule from another age; Kelmscott Manor, country home of William Morris the founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, is more intimate and houses a fine collection of his work.

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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

One of Oxfordshire’s top attractions and one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in the country, Cotswold Wildlife Park is a superb mix of animals,…

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  1. Blenheim Palace aerial photo

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    Blenheim Palace


    Historic House / Palace


    A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture designed in the 1700s by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes…


    Guide Price from £7.60 to £67.50 Per Ticket
  2. Chastleton House

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    Chastleton House


    Historic House / Palace


    A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power. Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years,…


    Guide Price from £2.50 to £27.00 Per Ticket
  3. Cogges cottage garden and manor house

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre


    Cogges Manor Farm is a beautifully preserved collection of Cotswold stone farm buildings set in its own grounds - a unique heritage site that has been farmed since before the Domesday Book and parts of the manor house date back to the 13th century.

    Downton Abbey and other filming at Cogges…


    Guide Price from £4.09 to £58.18 Per Ticket
  4. Kelmscott Manor

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    Kelmscott Manor


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    The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames.

    William Morris chose it as his summer home, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the summer of 1871. Morris loved the…


    Guide Price from £7.50 to £33.00 Per Ticket
  5. The Gardens of Rousham House - © Harpur Gardens

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    Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685–1748). Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many…


    Guide Price £8.00 Per Ticket