Upton House is a 17th-century house that was the country residence of Lord and Lady Bearsted during the 1930s, and is set among stunning terraced gardens. Inside you will find plenty of evidence of their wealthy lifestyle, including sparkling art deco interiors, masterpieces by Bosch, El Greco and Stubbs, iconic Sèvres tableware and 18th-century Chelsea figures. On the south terrace you can see the work of Lady Bearsted's friend and garden designer, Kitty Lloyd Jones. Stroll down the sweeping lawn and the terraced Mediterranean banks, and relax by the mirror pool. There is also a kitchen garden which is being restored to its 1930s condition.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Accessibility guide available
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: House, gardens & grounds open Mar-Oct, Fri-Wed 11-5 (house 1-5); Nov-Feb, Fri-Mon 12-4
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About the area
The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight.
There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.
Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.
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