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Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor | Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SD, England
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sulgrave Manor is a fascinating place to visit. The guided tours bring the place and people of long ago to life, and the furnishings add to the experience. The Washington family first created the place, and features still exist. The gardens are of interest, as is the George Washington museum. Visitors should find time to walk to the village church,... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sulgrave Manor is the home of the George Washington's ancestors. It's well done and not nearly as commercialized as many "George Slept Here" sites. George never made it to Sulgrave. Sulgrave is a little village with a nice pub "The Bell" and the historic "Sulgrave Parish Church". Nice stopover

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ideal for an hour wandering around with grandparents and kids as there is so much to occupy all. Helps if you like herbs as there are very many of these

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I didn't realise that this was the ancestral home of George Washington's family until a few weeks ago. We had two guides to take us around (one had injured himself and could not climb the stairs) so we got different interpretations for various parts of the house. The building is smaller now than it was originally. Even though the equipment... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am an american and came here for their Independence Day celebration. It was an interesting day as there were French soldiers, English soldiers, Harley Davidson motorcycles, cheerleaders, and burgers & hotdogs. What a mix! It was interesting to see the house and I did learn a lot about George Washington's upbringing. I didn't realize that it was his great-grandfather... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Touring the ancestral home of George Washington was very amazing. The home with guides well informed, gardens, gift shop and peaceful setting all lend themselves to an appreciation of the joint US and UK effort to preserve the Washington family home.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time in the beautiful and well kept manor. Guides were very informative. Will be visiting again in the future.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My niece recently visited Sulgrave Manor on a school trip. Here is what she had to say about her recent experience: My favourite part of the day was when we went into George Washington’s bedroom and saw the piss pot. This is interesting because we learnt how and why it was used. It is different to what we have now... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I love visiting Sulgrave- it's great for all ages- especially in good weather. Christmas market is a must, the best in the area.

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Banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Oh to hear the background of so many expressions in the English language and to make history so interesting! We loved it and so did the children! Thank you.

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