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Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris

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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Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Motors Museum

Oxford Bus Museum

As well as over 30 buses on display, there are other numerous exhibits adding a period feel: exhibits include a historic preserved horse-drawn tram,...

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  1. An aerial view across the South Lawn towards Blenheim Palace with the Great Lake behind

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    Blenheim Palace


    Historic House / Palace


    Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque houses in the country. It was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his famous victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim in...


    Guide Price from £7.40 to £62.50 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 £3.50 to £26.00 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 £6.00 Per Ticket