Tour Operators and Group Travel
Sulgrave Manor offers bespoke tours of the Tudor manor house built by George Washington’s British forefathers. Our experienced and friendly guides take you on a tour through the Tudor and Georgian house and furnishings while exploring the fascinating history of its first inhabitants - George Washington's direct ancestors.What was life like for George Washington's ancestors in Tudor England? Why did they choose Northamptonshire as their home? How did a shipwreck and a pretty lady lead to John Washington embarking on a new life in a new land? Find out all the answers in our engaging and fun tours.
Tudor Great Hall
The tour also takes you on a journey through Tudor and Georgian England, with the Great Hall and our fully equipped kitchen the highlights of the day as visitors get close to authentic period furnishings and hear stories of Tudor life and how sayings of the time are still alive in our every day language.
The quality of our tours and the fact you won’t be sharing the site with hundreds of other tour groups makes our visitors feel pretty special as they discover the secrets within this hidden gem and we are proud of the positive feedback we get from these groups.
““Sulgrave Manor (hidden gem) excellent venue, 1st class guided tour – highly recommend" - Coach driver, Simply Groups, April 2013
“The visit to Sulgrave Manor was exceptional. The guide Cymon Snow conducted an educational, entertaining and amusing tour.” - Group Leader, Trowbridge Probus Club, May 2013
Sulgave Manor is situated in the picturesque village of Sulgrave, 30 minutes from both Oxford and Stratford upon Avon and is at the heart of a range of different attractions, but offers an experience unlike any other site in the area.
1) Visiting the local area – Sulgrave Manor can be visited as a day trip in itself or combined with visits to other local sites including Blenheim Palace, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Althorp Estate, the Cotswolds, and even closer by – Canon’s Ashby and Broughton Castle.
2) A convenient stop off on a longer journey – Sulgrave Manor is of a compact size, but can cater for large groups because of our modern facilities and we have become known as a great place to stop for a leisurely lunch. Whether you are travelling North-South or East-West we are particularly well located for this type of visit.
3) Specialist interest groups – we get many American groups excited about visiting the birthplace of George Washington’s ancestors, but we get just as many specialist groups interested in the gardens, the architecture, the authentic Tudor furnishings and its historical context.
|Easy, off-road parking|
|Brown Tourist signs from all local major roads|
|Small site allowing easy management of groups - few chances of losing passengers!|
|Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff|
|Drivers' concessions and separate rest area|
|Gift Shop and Buttery|
|Wheelchair access to all courtyard facilities including WC. Access limited but still workable in house and gardens.|
Group Opening times:
10am to 10pm daily except Christmas and Boxing Days