Historic Cotswold Places

Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor is a manor house located in the village which shares its name in South Northamptonshire close to the town of Brackley.  The manor house is probably the most well-known feature of the village along with its historical parish church.  The manor house itself features a rather simplistic exterior, but it is home to some very interesting history.

The house is famous because it was the ancestral home to the George Washington family.  It was opened to the public in 1921 by the Marquess of Cambridge, brother-in-law to the King of England, as a symbol of friendship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

You can only explore the house as part of a guided tour.  Tours are conducted throughout the day, and there is a small entry fee.  You will want to call ahead to make sure that you do not miss your tour since the times for the tours are sometimes moved.

The Manor Buttery serves refreshments during the early part of the day.  It is wise to book ahead to ensure your spot on the tour.  While you are at the house, you will learn about the Washington family and the history of the relations between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Sulgrave Manor

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