Cotswold National Trust
Buscot, Nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire, Oxon SN7 8BU. Telephone 0845 3453387/01367 240786.
Buscot Park was built by Edward Loveden Townsend in the 1770's. The water garden was designed by Sir Harold Peto a leading exponent of the Italian Revival. The house also contains the Faringdon Collection of fine paintings. Opening times April-September (limited times).
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Charlecote, Wellsbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER. Telephone 01789 470277.
Yanworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3LJ. Telephone 01242 890256.
Chedworth Roman Villa is one of the best exposed Romano-British villa sites in Britain. Set in a wooded valley of the River Colne the villa, discovered in 1864 is a "must see" property for any visitor or local resident. If you are lucky your visit may coincide with one of the many related events taking place at the villa. There are many walks around the area which can be combined with a visit which adds up to a full day out. Open February-November(except mondays -open bank holidays). Admission is charged.
Chastleton, Oxfordshire. Telephone 01494 755560.
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Holt, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA14 6RR Telephone 01225 782340
This is one of the most peaceful and charming gardens to visit. The seven acres is divided into "rooms" and an arboretum, each planted with an interesting scheme. Open April-October daily except wednesdays from 11.00am-5.30pm. Facilities will include a tearoom. No toilets. Admission is charged and members of the National Trust are free.
Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA Telephone 01789 400777
Near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
Between Chippenham and Chipping Sodbury. Telephone 01179 372501
A fine 17th century house in a landscaped park. Open various times. Admission charged.
Farnborough, Oxfordshire, OX17 1DU. Telephone 01295 690002
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LR. Telephone 01386 438333.
Horton, Near Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS17 6QR. Telephone 01249 730141.
Aldsworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3PP. Telephone 01451 844794.
Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset. Telephone 01225 833422.
Snowshill, Worcestershire, WR12 7JU. Telephone 01386 852410.
Snowshill Manor is the house containing the extraordinary collection of Charles Wade Paget. The collection includes armour, clocks, toys and bicycles. The garden is also a delight to stroll through. Admission is charged and National Trust members are free. Facilities include toilets, restaurant and shop. Entry to the house is by timed ticket.
Nr Banbury, Warwickshire OX15 6HT. Telephone 01295 670266
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