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  • National Trust
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, £2.25-£8.50

VISITENGLAND Code of Practice NATIONAL TRUST

Contact

Haidee Sheahan

Address

Upton,
Near Banbury,
Warwickshire,
OX15 6HT

Details

Come and discover the life and passions of a 1930s millionaire, when Upton House was the weekend home of Lord & Lady Bearsted. Period newspapers, games and overheard conversations are just some of the new features throughout the house which bring to life the spirit of a 1930s house party, Visitors are invited to touch, delve, read and discover for themselves.
Get close to Lord Bearsted's incredible art collection, with works by Holgarth, Stubbs, Canaletto and El Grecco, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important private collections.
The garden was the vision of Lady Bearsted and provides stunning colour all year round, with terraced borders, ornamental ponds, bog garden, a working kitchen garden and the National Collection of Asters which flower in early autumn.
A new introductory film about the family, showing in the newly restored 1930s squash court will be ready in late summer, setting the scene and bringing together the story of the Bearsted's at Upton House & Gardens in its heyday.

Gift shopOn-site cateringFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs accepted

Children's Trail. No flash photography. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Parking: 350 yds from House. Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Please refer to website for up-to-date details.

Prices

Please refer to website for up-to-date details.

Directions

Take the A422 from Stratford following the signs for Banbury. Continue along this road for approximately 12 miles passing through Ettington and Pillerton Priors. Shortly after climbing Edge Hill, Upton House will be seen on the right, clearly signed.

Facilities

  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Children's Trail. No flash photography. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Parking: 350 yds from House. Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Please call and ask for more details or about specific concerns. Further details about the site are available from visitor reception on arrival.


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