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Sulgrave Manor

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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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Lovely visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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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
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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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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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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went on the spur of the moment as it's not too far from where we live & so glad we did. Set in the peaceful village of Sulgrave. It was a sunny autumn day & the Manor & gardens looked beautiful. We were greeted by very pleasant & informative member of staff. The house was the Ancestral home of... More 

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

really enjoyable visit to Sulgrave Manor, we had a very informative tour with Tara, who was so enthusiastic about the manor and had so much to tell us, we learned a lot, especially about the Tudor kitchen. Lovely tea room with amazing cakes aswell.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife went on a spur of the moment trip to Sulgrave as they had a classic car show, what a great place, the home of the Washington family. The cafe was excellent nice cakes great coffee, the house and gardens were very interesting and you could look around at your leisure. Would recommend but the sign posts in the... More 

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