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Sulgrave Manor

Address: Sulgrave Manor | Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SD, England
Phone Number: 01295760205
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor house and garden at the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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Daventry, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a first time for myself and wife. We live in Daventry and decided to visit Sulgrave. We was not disappointed as the staff there were very attentive and the cafe served such a selection of teas and cakes. Inside the the manor it was well preserved with a guide informing us on how the manor came into being.... More 

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United States
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100 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As an American, and someone with an interest in history, genealogy and art, I really enjoyed all that Sulgrave Manor had to offer. The house is fascinating, and the Washington family history appealed to the genealogist in me. At the time we were there, there was also an art exhibit in one of the outbuildings, and that appealed to my... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This a great house to visit, our tour was very interesting & informative, not only was the history of the building explained on how it evolved & changed over the centuries but the history of the families who have lived there. Although a small house the tour lasts 1 hr 15 mins & every moment is imformative going from the... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very nice place to visit. The house is well kept and the village very pretty. The people who show you around are very knowledgeable and will give you lots of interesting facts. Would highly recommend

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