Kingston Bagpuize House

Kingston Bagpuize House

Date of Adventure: 28 Jan, 2024

Open from the 4th of February, Kingston Bagpuize House is a gorgeous manor house set within 10 acres of vast parkland with so much to experience: lawns and borders, woodland garden, copse, garden park with wildlife pond and meadows. Adjoining gates create a ‘Secret Garden’ feel and the vast amounts of flowers are a real sight to savour.

Parts of Downtown Abbey were filmed here, as well as some other period dramas and you can see why: this place has star quality! Do not forget the homemade cake and teas served either. Sit at the tables and chairs provided or, like us, lounge on the lawn. My sister got married here so it holds some really special memories for us (I absolutely recommend as a wedding venue!) and we love coming back every year altogether to remember a magical day – we are even pictured on the website!

The house and gardens are only open on select days throughout the year – a visit in February is a must to see the snowdrops. There’s a bit of a special feeling about this place that stood still in time.

And just in case I’ve made this sound like children aren’t welcome – don’t worry, they very much are! The owner has never batted an eyelid when I have turned up with my lively brood and we have been coming here for YEARS: we’ve primed this place for you, now go and be free!

 

AT A GLANCE

Gardens:
Adult: £10
Student: £4
Primary school ages children: Free
February:
Wednesdays and Sundays: 1pm - 4pm (3pm last entry)

March onwards:
Sundays and Mondays: 2pm - 5pm

See website for house opening days and times
No pre-booking required
Tea and cake on sale
Accessible on paths
20 minutes from Headington roundabout
S6 towards Faringdon
Free parking
The details

Website

Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5AX

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