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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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Best guided tour we've ever had!

Despite living nearby for years, I had never visited Sulgrave Manor:but today, we drove the 32 miles from our current home and wow - it was really worth it! We started in The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Northampton
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Despite living nearby for years, I had never visited Sulgrave Manor:but today, we drove the 32 miles from our current home and wow - it was really worth it! We started in The Buttery cafe, which serves superb home-made cakes, scones etc After a cup of tea and something to eat, we wandered round the gardens, which are tended entirely... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a small museum but loaded with history as the ancestral home of the family of President Washington. There are good guided tours, a welcomed café and a nice shop. Relaxing place in a lovely setting. Can buy potted herbs ready to plant which come from the well cared for herb garden. Would highly recommend a visit, especially for... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This house can only be visited by guided tour which lasts for about an hour. There is a lot to see and our guide was most interesting to listen to. We found the house more interesting than the gardens, though for 2015 at least they are participating in the Gardener's World 2 for 1 card scheme. A wedding was being... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First ever visit and will return. Very welcoming reception and shop. Lovely cafe. Bright and spacious. Great guided tour by Joyce. Fascinating history of the Washington family. Interesting herb garden. Very well set up

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely house and extremely interesting. Lots to see and would recommend a visit. We were a mixed age group and all enjoyed our afternoon.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fantastic day in the sun! I attended The wedding of two family friends and had a great day. The staff where unobtrusive, helpful when required and above all else polite and welcoming. The gardens where clean, well kept and beautiful with the weather we had. The buildings where well maintained and full of history. Upon arrival to the venue the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Attractive house and gardens - not too large or overfacing. A guided tour of the house is included in the ticket price. Well worth doing! If I had gone round the house on my own (only 5-6 rooms open to the public) I would have done it in 10-15 minutes. The tour lasted 1.5 hours and our guide (Thea) was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I`ve been there in 2014 May, weather was not the best, but enough good to enjoy the garden of this house, which is great, well maintenanced, beautiful. Interesting history as George Washington`s family stayed there. House is not too huge, however has very old parts,hundreds of years. (there is a wing which is fully restored) A guided tour is available.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I visited last week with a school teacher friend visiting from Washington DC. This was my second visit to Sulgrave Manor having previously enjoyed a 4th July celebration here a few years ago. I therefore knew my friend would be impressed by the history and ambiance of the Manor but words can't explain her reaction to this beautiful, interesting home... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perfect for anybody interested in American history, in fact a brilliant place to take your American friends! Lovely gardens especially the herbs. Delightful tea room. Well worth a visit.

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