Kingston Bagpuize House & Garden

South Oxfordshire

Type:Historic House / Palace

Kingston Bagpuiz House, Kingston Bagpuize, ABINGDON, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX
Kingston Bagpuize House & Garden


This lovely family home built in circa 1660 was remodelled in the early 1700’s for the Blandy family. With English and French furniture in the elegant panelled rooms the entrance hall is dominated by its handsome cantilevered staircase. The surrounding mature parkland and gardens contain an interesting collection of cultivated plants giving year-round interest including snowdrops and magnolia in spring, flowering trees and shrubs in summer and autumn colour. The 18th Century panelled pavilion overlooking the gardens is reached from the raised terrace walk.

A venue for civil marriages, wedding receptions and small conferences. Available for filming and photo shoots. Featured as Lord Merton’s home in Downton Abbey series 5,6 and the 2016 Christmas finale.  Will feature in a new screen adaption of Emma by Jane Austen due for release in 2020.





Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
11 years and under freeFree
11 years and under freeFree
Garden only (12-21)£4.00 per ticket
Gardens only£6.00 per ticket
House & Garden£9.00 per ticket
House & Garden (12-21)£6.00 per ticket

We accept Historic House Members foc on our advertised open days EXCEPT EVENT days

We participate in the Gardeners World 2 for 1 Scheme ( House & Garden) on our advertised open days EXCEPT EVENT days



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Yes for most of garden – not to the house


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Open New Year - Except events booked in advance
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties - Only by arrangement in advance
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 20
  • Open by appointment only - On days not advertised as open ie for groups and events/weddings
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - For group visits by prior arrangement
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Historic House open on Visit days
  • Outdoor Attraction - Garden and Parkland
  • Smoking Some Areas - In the grounds
  • Village Location - On eastern edge of Kingston Bagpuize Village

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - No special features for any age group. We welcome all visitors and when children visit the house our guides show then items we believe will especially appeal to younger visitors.
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - Notes for self-guided visit to the ground floor – printed with larger font size


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Accessed off the A415 direction Abingdon. !/2 mile south of intersection of A415 and A420

Public Transport Directions

Bus – Swindon to Oxford S6 House is accessed off the A415- a 10 minute walk from nearest bus stop in Faringdon Road, Kingston Bagpuize

Train -  Oxford: 9 miles on S6 (Swindon to Oxford) bus route Didcot Parkway: 11 miles Taxi


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

March to June - selected Monday and Sundays (1 Mar 2024 - 30 June 2024)
Tuesday - SaturdayClosed
July - August selected Sunday, Mondays and Tuesdays (1 July 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)
Monday - TuesdayOpen
Wednesday - SaturdayClosed
February (2 Feb 2025 - 23 Feb 2025)
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* Please visit our website for up to date opening times

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