ABINGDON COUNTY HALL
Market Place, Abingdon Tel 01235 523703

Description:
This 17c building was built to house the Assize Courts and is a grand centrepiece for the market place. Inside is housed a museum with changing exhibitions (currently Inspector Morse) and exhibits about Abingdon

Location
In Abingdon 7 miles south of Oxford.

Opening Times
Unconfirmed

Admission Prices
Free

SEE ABINGDON

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ASHDOWN HOUSE
Lambourn, Newbury RG16 7RE 01488 72584

Description:
17c house built by 1st Lord Craven and 'consecrated' to Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia. The great staircase is very impressive and the house contains important portraits of the Winter Queen's family. There are fine views from the roof. Also a box parterre, lawns avenues and woodland walks

Location
On west side of B4000, 2.5 mile south of Ashbury and 3.5 miles north of Lambourn. Come off M4 junc 14 or 15. Rail Newbury. Bus 47

Opening Times
Apr-Oct Wed-and Sat 2-6 by guided tour only. Woodlands all year dawn to dusk (closed Fri)

Disabled Access
Grounds yes. House not suitable wheelchairs

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed

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BLENHEIM PALACE
Woodstock OX20 1X Tel 01993 811325 / 811091

Description:
The cumulative labour's of Vanburgh and Capability Brown, have succeeded at Blenheim in setting an Italian palace in an English park without apparent incongruity - Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill was born in the palace and it was built for his ancestor John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition for his great military victory at the Battle of Blenheim. It is a grand house in every sense, set in 2,100 acres of magnificent parkland.

Location
At Woodstock, 8 miles north of Oxford on A44. Rail. Oxford. Buses run from Oxford.

Opening Times
House: Mid Mar-Oct 10.30-5.30. Park: Daily throughout year 9-4.45

Disabled Access
House can accommodate most situations, gardens have some gravel pathways.

Admission Prices
Adults £ Children £4 Conc and older children (16.17) £6

WOODSTOCK

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BROUGHTON CASTLE
Broughton OX15 5EB Tel 01295 262624

Description:
The very picturesque 14c & 16c home of Lord Saye. With its beautiful Oxfordshire stone glimmering in the moat the house contains period furniture, paintings and civil war exhibits. Pretty church in the grounds.

Location
On B4035 2 miles SW of Banbury or off the A361 Banbury-Chipping Norton road by the Aston Martin factory

Opening Times
May-Mid Sep Wed and Sun 2-5 (and certain BH and other times - please ring). Groups by appointment all year.

Disabled Access
Ground floor and ground OK. Toilets a little difficult with a wheelchair.

Admission Prices
Adults £3.90 Child £2

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BUSCOT PARK
Farringdon SN7 8BU Tel 01367

Description:
A late 18c house with pleasure gardens administered by Lord Farringdon. The house has important art collections, including works by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Rembrandt, furniture and porcelain. The gardens include delightful water gardens laid out by Harold Peto.

Location
Off the A417 between Farringdon and Lechlade. About 8 mile NE of Swindon. Rail Swindon, bus 67 from Swindon.

Opening Times
Apr-Sept Wed-Fri 2-6. Also every second and fourth weekend. Grounds also open on Mon's and Tue's

Disabled Access
Unsuitable for wheelchairs

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed

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