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Sulgrave Manor offers bespoke
tours of the Tudor manor house built by George Washington’s British
forefathers. Our experienced and friendly guides take you on a tour through the
history of the Tudor and Georgian house and furnishings as well as the events,
both fortunate and disastrous, that led George Washington’s ancestor to leave
England for a new life abroad.
Tudor Great Hall
The Tudor Great Hall and kitchen are often described as the highlights of the tour as visitors get the opportunity to see somewhere that isn't in every guide book and learn a piece of British and American history that they won’t hear anywhere else. The quality of our tours and the fact they won’t be sharing the site with hundreds of other tour groups makes our visitors feel pretty special as they discover the secrets within this hidden gem.
Sulgave Manor is situated in the picturesque
village of Sulgrave, 30 minutes from both Oxford and Stratford upon Avon and is
at the heart of a range of different attractions, but offers an experience
unlike any other site in the area.
Tour groups to Sulgrave Manor tend to fall into three categories:
1) Visiting the local area – whether this is Oxfordshire, Warwickshire or Northamptonshire, Sulgrave Manor is usually combined with visits to other local sites (both as a day trip and longer tour) including Blenheim Palace, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Althorp, the Cotswolds, and even closer by – Canon’s Ashby and Broughton Castle.
2) A convenient stop off on a longer journey – Sulgrave Manor is of a compact size, but can cater for large groups because of our modern facilities, because of this we have become known as a great place to stop for a leisurely lunch. Whether you are travelling North-South or East-West we are particularly well located for this type of visit.
3) Specialist interest groups – we get many American groups excited about visiting the birthplace of George Washington’s ancestors, but we get just as many specialist groups interested in the gardens, the architecture, the authentic Tudor furnishings and historical context.
|Easy, off-road parking|
|Brown Tourist signs from all local major roads|
|Small site allowing easy management of groups - few chances of losing passengers!|
|Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff|
|Drivers' concessions and separate rest area|
|Gift Shop and Buttery|
|Wheelchair access to all courtyard facilities including WC. Access limited but still workable in house and gardens.|
|Brochures for advance distribution to clients|
Group Opening times:
10am to 10pm daily except Christmas and Boxing Days