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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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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74 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Baltimore, MD
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52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Stratford-upon-Avon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a great visit here - our guide was so informative, and she really made the place come alive. We learnt a lot, and enjoyed ourselves at the same time. We would definitely return, and recommend the manor to others. All the staff were charming and helpful. The café is good, and parking is free and very close to... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

On Sunday 24th August we visited Sulgrave Manor Gardens. We would have visited the house as well but they only do accompanied viewings. The staff in the shop were great and very helpful. The gardens were a great disappointment. In places they were overgrown with weeds in the borders. The herb garden was in need of lots of tlc. In... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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