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Upton House and Gardens


Join the guests of Lord and Lady Bearsted for a weekend in the country and discover more about the life of a 1930s millionaire. Discover how the family made their fortune in the Squash Court Gallery exhibition, Shell and the Art of Advertising. Stepping inside the house you'll find yourself surrounded by Lord Bearsted’s internationally important art and porcelain collections, with works by/ artists such as Canaletto, Stubbs and Hogarth. Delve deeper and you’ll discover what life was like at Upton in 1938 – read about Lord Bearsted’s passion for art as well as his support for the local community and Jewish causes in Europe.

Lady Bearsted was passionate about developing the gardens with designed Kitty Lloyd Jones. The sweeping lawn gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a mirror pool. There is a kitchen garden, a tranquil bog garden, spring bulb displays and National Collection of Aster, flowering in late September.



By car: on A422, 7 miles north of Banbury, 12 miles south-east of Stratford-upon-Avon. Signed from exit 12 of M40. By train: nearest station is in Banbury, 7 miles from the house On foot: footpath SM177 runs adjacent to property, Centenary Way ½ mile, Macmillan Way 1 mile



  • Bar and lounge
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access
  • Garden on-site
  • Gift shop on-site
  • Groups welcome
  • Leisure facilities
  • Parking on-site
  • Partial disabled access
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Tours welcome
  • Wedding venue


Warwickshire, Banbury, OX15 6HT

E-mail address


01295 670266