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Farnborough Hall

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Address: Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
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Very pleasant place: inside & out

Beautiful grounds & setting & interesting house which is still lived in. Pleasant & helpful staff. The only downside is that is so infrequently open: would the National Trust... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Not many rooms open to view in the house as the family still live there, but the views from the grounds are fantastic. Interesting follies and statutes.

Thank GTB15
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Farnborough Hall was a total let down for us, not much to see at all, 3 rooms and a staircase. Come to Banbury for Upton House which is excellent, but do not travel a great distance for Farnborough.

Thank MaxPepsi
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I visited Farnborough Hall after having visited Upton House as it was one of the very few times that it was open. The walk up to the obelisk is well worth it taking in the stunning views on the way but be careful if the grass has been cut recently as the cut grass is left behind. As the day... More 

Thank Alan186263
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Came here on the way home from another property. If you aren't an NT member you should know it costs £6.50 each and you only get to go in three rooms and there property is only open occasionally. The grounds are quite pleasant to walk around but don't take long. As NT members we enjoyed our visit but won't be... More 

Thank AMY B
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Beautiful grounds & setting & interesting house which is still lived in. Pleasant & helpful staff. The only downside is that is so infrequently open: would the National Trust offer owners such a deal these days?

Thank AndyHoldcroft
Brackley, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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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70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

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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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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156 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 

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