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The 14th-century Great Tower at Greys Court in Oxfordshire, shown with spring blossom on the trees
The 14th-century Great Tower at Grey's Court | © National Trust Images/Hugh Mothersole

Houses and buildings in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Discover some of the finest houses and buildings in the country, with fascinating stories to tell of love and money, political intrigue and scandal. Whether you fancy visiting the house of a Prime Minister or a Renaissance-style château, there’s a great day out waiting for you.

Houses to visit in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Discover Hughenden's secret wartime role, Greys Court's cosy rooms and well-stocked kitchen, Basildon Park's grand rooms and exceptional art, or Claydon's sumptuous interiors.

North front of Hughenden Manor in winter
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The house at Hughenden 

Visit the house at Hughenden and discover its many stories, from being a famous prime minister’s home to a top-secret war base

Basildon Park exterior view
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The house at Basildon Park 

Discover the opulent styling and artistic treasures that make the house at Basildon Park a signature 18th-century Palladian mansion, including some quirky details.

Exterior view of Greys Court, Oxfordshire
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The house at Greys Court 

Discover how the last owners, the Brunners, enjoyed their life here in this homely house. Ornate ceilings and historic stained-glass windows combine with 20th-century features.

The Parterre Garden at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, with flowerbeds and the chateau-style house in the background
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The house at Waddesdon 

Explore this French Renaissance-style château, built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and house his collection of fine art.

near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Partially open today
A selection of mid-century tools displayed in a cupboard in Lord Nuffield's Bedroom at Nuffield Place, Oxfordshire.
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The house at Nuffield Place 

Explore the house at Nuffield Place. Lord Nuffield's beloved home remains just as it was left, from the wireless to his hidden tool cupboard. Join a morning guided experience or explore at your own pace in the afternoon.

Sheep grazing in a field in front of the house at Chastleton, Oxfordshire
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The house at Chastleton 

Discover the myths and memories of an ancient country house, a compelling time capsule of 400 years of family life

near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire

Fully open today
Visitors looking at a gold framed portrait displayed in the richly decorated Saloon at Claydon, Buckinghamshire, set against blue patterned wall coverings between two wooden doors surrounded by ornate door frames
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The house at Claydon 

See history brought to life at Claydon House: sumptuous craftsmanship in 18th-century interiors, displays of historic costume – and a connection to Florence Nightingale.

More buildings to visit in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

More buildings to discover that will make a visit with the family one to remember.

Exterior view of Ashdown House, Oxfordshire
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Ashdown House 

You can see three different counties from the rooftop of historic Ashdown House – and three different species of deer as you stroll around the grounds.

Exterior of Buckingham Chantry Chapel showing ornate windows, fencing and bell
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Buckingham Chantry Chapel 

Tucked away in a corner of the market square, discover the oldest building in Buckingham. The 15th-century chapel was restored in 1875.

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Fully open today
The waterfront view from Buscot Old Parsonage, Oxfordshire, over the River Thames
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Buscot Old Parsonage 

This 18th-century house on the banks of the River Thames has a small walled garden. Buscot Old Parsonage is a tenanted property – visits only by prior arrangement.

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Closed now
Great Coxwell Barn in the summer with clear blue sky, reflected in a pond in the foreground.
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Great Coxwell Barn 

Built from Cotswold rubble-stone walling, this barn is the sole surviving part of a thriving 13th-century grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey.

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Fully open today
The exterior of Long Crendon Courthouse in Buckinghamshire showing a white building and tiled roof.
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Long Crendon Courthouse 

This medieval courthouse is a fine example of an early 15th-century timber-frame construction, set in an idyllic village.

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Exterior of Pitstone Windmill in the distance across fields, Buckinghamshire
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Pitstone Windmill 

A rare and striking example of an early form of post mill, this unusual survivor is one of the oldest post mills in Britain and was faithfully restored by dedicated volunteers.

Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire

Fully open today
Priory Cottage, Oxfordshire, in May
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Priory Cottage 

Former monastic buildings have been converted into two houses. Admission is by written appointment with the tenant.

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Closed now
The exterior of Boarstall Tower in Buckinghamshire, showing a 14th century gatehouse with two turreted towers
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Boarstall Tower 

A 14th-century moated gatehouse, built by John de Haudlo and once part of a fortified manor house, set in beautiful gardens.

near Bicester, Buckinghamshire

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Track through gates at Bradenham Estate during the summer

Discover more in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Rolling Chiltern hills, a magical garden and the home of a Victorian prime minister await you in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.