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Farnborough Hall

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Address: Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
Phone Number: 01925690002

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Lovely 'small' stately home but few rooms open for viewing

An enchanting house with sweeping lawns and lovely gardens. It isn't open very often, and even then there are only a few rooms on view. I do sometimes wonder how much the upkeep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely stately home with a small selection of rooms open for viewing and a small coffee shop. However the garden offers spectacular views and Walks. A lovely lake with birds to look at nearby too! A real treat overall in regards to the garden and a fantastic spot for a picnic. Just check on the national trust app for... More 

Thank loberholzer
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91 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enchanting house with sweeping lawns and lovely gardens. It isn't open very often, and even then there are only a few rooms on view. I do sometimes wonder how much the upkeep of such places costs the National Trust and whether some arrangements it has aren't just a way for families to continue living in beautiful surroundings at the... More 

Thank pco1
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting interiors, very homely. Good walk along terraces with lovely views, but be sure to wear stout footwear.

Thank Dave P
Surrey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge National Trust fan and although we enjoyed a nice stroll around the grounds, Farnborough Hall is no match for other National Trust properties. The property is only open at certain times and then only a very small part of it. The items on display are accompanied by hand scrawled notes, I presume by an older/past member of... More 

1 Thank YP84
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Having finally managed to schedule a visit on one of the few days the property is open we were surprised to find that out that the property was still lived in, meaning that only parts of it are open to the public. What you can see of the house is nice, particularly the stairway and skylight. The gardens and walk... More 

1 Thank robfry1987
Banbury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The house has the feel of National Trust house and gardens. The house though is only part of the story. The lake, set in the in a small word is tranquility itself. When I sit here I remember my grandmother who sat here drawing and later imaged me by the lake. She painted a solitary person... More 

Thank Graham H
Solihull uk
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158 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A pleasant house to visit on the few days it is open due to still being lived in. You do get a lovely feeling of a lived in home in the few downstairs rooms that are open. The gardens have great views over the countryside and are a really nice place to walk and spend an hour or two.

Thank Bab5y
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Sunday 1 May 16, We went o visit Farnborough Hall, at Farnborough, near Banbury which is administered by the National Trust. My husband and I first visited here over 30 years ago, when Lady Elizabeth Holbech used to take visitors round with her two dogs trailing behind. Lady Elizabeth was a very chatty and epicurean lady who loved to talk... More 

1 Thank Carol B
Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A lovely house, very much a family home. Delightful gardens with terrific views. Excellent guides who even offered us a lift back to our narrowboat as it was quite a long walk! On Weds and Sat there is tea and cakes in the village hall, again well worth a visit.

Thank Bonzo54
Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here on Sunday to break our journey for a couple of hours. Warmly welcomed at door and invited to join a walking tour of the grounds due to begin almost immediately. We decided we would and set off with group and a guide who sadly needed notes to get us round. A walk in the grounds is... More 

1 Thank barton181

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