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Cotswold Houses

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ. Tel: +44 (0)1453 810332

Berkeley Family home for 850 years. A free one hour guided tour is included in the admission price or you can wander through the Castle at your own speed. There is also a Butterfly Farm. Open March-October(can be limited times). Admission is charged.
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Blenheim Palace

 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX. Telephone 01993 811325. 

Blenheim Palace was built for John Churchill in recognition of his victory over France at the battle of Blenheim in 1704. The stately home is now designated a World Heritage Site. The Palace is surrounded by 2000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown. Open March-October.(Park is open all year). Admission is charged.  

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Buscot Park

Buscot, near Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

The home of Lord and Lady Faringdon. Buscot Park was built by Edward Loveden Townsend in the late 18th century and the formal gardens include designs by tne eminent 20th century designer Sir Harold Peto. The estate is open from April-September, Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays for the house and gardens, with the gardens open on Mondays and Tuesdays, various weekends and Bank Holidays. Admission is charged.Facilities include toilets and tearooms. 

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Broughton Castle

Banbury, Oxfordshire.Telephone 01295 276070

The home of Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and has been in the ownership of the same family for over 600 years.

Open May-September on Wednesday and Sundays, with Thursdays in July and August and Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays 2-5pm.

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