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Address: Sulgrave Manor | Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SD, England
Phone Number: 01295760205
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor...
Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor house and garden at the time of Shakespeare.
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This manor is the ancestral home of the Washington family, president of the United States, steep in history and with a great tour

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This manor is the ancestral home of the Washington family, president of the United States, steep in history and with a great tour

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited with our teenage daughter and 10 year old daughter, and they loved it. Our guide showed us round the whole house and we were not rushed at all, we had loads of questions and found her to be extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We were the only ones in our group, I don't know if this is normal but... More 

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Yorkshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Sulgrave Manor are doing an American style brunch/lunch every Sunday in the month of May. The brunch is cooked by one of the American Trustees Nancy Stewart. From the interesting and extensive menu we enjoyed soup starters, a yummy mac cheese and spinach and ricotta pancake cake. Then , accompanied by our black labrador Finley (who wasn't invited to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I visited the manor at the end of a 10mile hike. Whilst waiting for the tour to start, we had a wonderful lunch - home made soup, sandwiches and lovely Easter biscuits made to an old traditional recipe. The tour was very interesting and it was wonderful to see the different rooms in the manor. There was... More 

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited on a Sulgrave manor recently and were really impressed. It's not a particularly large house compared with some heritage properties, but it is no less a visit for that. The Manor is nestled in the beautiful village of Sulgrave, right in the heart of the English shires, with an interesting garden and a very knowledgeable and friendly head... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Brilliant for a wedding venue; the hall for the Wedding vows was small, intimate and very informal. We had champagne on the lawn and then afterwards in another beamed hall for the wedding breakfast and later dancing. The service was brilliant throughout; the food exquisite and closeness to the Star Inn where we stayed overnight made it a perfect occasion.

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Roslyn Heights, New York
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23 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Every American should make the visit to Sulgrave Manor. It is the ancestral home of our first president and pivotal founding father, George Washington. It is the irony of history that George Washington's ancestors were staunch Royalists and so in 1656, John Washington, who was the great-great grandson of Laurence Washington, who built Sulgrave, sailed to the Virginia colony to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited the manor last Saturday to attend a tudor Christmas feast evening. We were entertained with a welcoming tudor drink and a tour of the house by tudor characters. We had fascinating talks about tudor Christmas traditions and social customs. We were than treated to a magnificant tudor feast eating from trenchers.we joined in tudor singing and dancing and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited their Christmas fair yesterday to take my 4 year old daughter to see Father Christmas. Wonderfully decorated grotto with a brilliant Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas who seem genuinely interested in the children. Not sure you'll find a better Father Christmas experience around for £4! Shame it's only for 2 days.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited for the Christmas Craft Fair weekend at George Washington's birthplace. Lots of good food especially home made jams and chutneys, locally produced meats. Enjoyed the school choirs carol renderings. Some decent home crafted products, especially liked the stall with all the hand-dyed butterflies, but a surfeit of jewellers. The organisers could have picked a better mix of stalls, but... More 

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