Buscot Park, a handsome 18th-century house, is just to the southeast of Lechlade. Its many works of art reflect the taste of the Lords Faringdon, who continue to live here and to care for the collection. There’s a well-known series of paintings by Burne-Jones in the saloon, a Rembrandt and two Rossettis. The house is set in an attractive park, close to the village of Buscot. The park has a new water feature, Faux Fall by David Harber. All visitors, including members of the National Trust, must acquire a valid day ticket before entering the gardens and grounds.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- No wheelchair access to house
- Facilities: Access to ticket office & tearoom marquee
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: House, Tea Room & Grounds open Mar-Sep, Wed-Fri 2-6 (last entry 5). Also open Sat-Sun & BH Mon: 30-31 Mar; 1, 7-8, 21-22 Apr; 5-6, 12-13, 26-27 May; 9-10, 23-24 Jun; 14-15, 28-29 Jul; 11-12, 25-26 Aug; 8-9, 22-23 Sep. Grounds only Mon-Tue 2
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About the area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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