Upton House and Gardens

Important notice -

Unfortunately the gardens and woodland walk will be closed today due to high winds, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Banking for Victory: A country house at War - Upton is transformed into the Country House Bank

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Things to see and do


Preview the story of Upton's War

Upton's wartime adventure began as soon as war broke out. Lord and Lady Bearsted moved to London to contribute to the war effort, while the family owned bank and its staff moved into Upton to live and work for the duration of the war. 'Banking for Victory' began in earnest when ordinary people came to this extraordinary place.

Banking for Victory at Upton

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What's on 

Christmas Events at Upton

Father christmas wearing an ARP warden hat with black and white backgroup
Meet the wartime Father Christmas at Upton House National Trust

Upcoming events to enjoy at Upton 

Our traditional Christmas Fayre is on 5 & 6 December and has a wartime theme with vintage stalls and perfect gifts. Bookings are now being taken for tea or brunch with Father Christmas, AGA workshops and blackout tours.

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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Be part of Christmas at Upton

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Our work

Our current projects

Behind the scenes

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Group of visitors walking in the gardens
Gardeners in your group will enjoy the magnificent terraces and views National Trust

Organise a visit or private tour 

Bring your club, association or group of friends to spend a glorious day with us.

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Venue hire

A party on Upton's terrace
Hire Upton House for your event or wedding and use our beautiful terrace National Trust / John Wright

Make your occasion a really memorable one 

With a picturesque terrace and Pavillion Restaurant, Upton House and Gardens is the perfect spot to celebrate any special event.

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