**Upton House** OOB

**Upton House** OOB Come and discover the life and passions of a 1930s millionaire, when Upton House was the weekend home of Lord & Lady Bearsted. Period newspapers, games and overheard conversations are just some of the new features throughout the house which bring to life the spirit of a 1930s house party, Visitors are invited to touch, delve, read and discover for themselves.
Get close to Lord Bearsted's incredible art collection, with works by Holgarth, Stubbs, Canaletto and El Grecco, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important private collections.
The garden was the vision of Lady Bearsted and provides stunning colour all year round, with terraced borders, ornamental ponds, bog garden, a working kitchen garden and the National Collection of Asters which flower in early autumn.
A new introductory film about the family, showing in the newly restored 1930s squash court will be ready in late summer, setting the scene and bringing together the story of the Bearsted's at Upton House & Gardens in its heyday.


Travel by road

Take the A422 from Stratford following the signs for Banbury. Continue along this road for approximately 12 miles passing through Ettington and Pillerton Priors. Shortly after climbing Edge Hill, Upton House will be seen on the right, clearly signed.

By public transport

By coach Coaches bringing visitors to The Shakespeare Birthplace are permitted to drop off and pick up their groups directly from the Windsor Street coach park, just one minute's walk from the front door of the Birthplace Visitor's Centre. The coach will then need to wait for the group at the Stratford Leisure Centre coach park until the Group finishes its visit. There is free coach parking located at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm just next to the properties. Coaches are permitted to wait there free of charge until the group has completed their visit to the Cottage or Farm. For Harvard House and Hall's Croft coaches are permitted to drop off groups in front of the property but must then wait for the group at the Leisure Centre car park as neither property has parking facilities. By train There are regular, direct rail services from London to Stratford-upon-Avon starting out from London Marylebone station. Stratford is also only a short journey from Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street and Solihull stations. Stratford-upon-Avon train station is a comfortable ten minute walk from the town centre. Click here to download a copy of National Rail onward journey information to help you find your way into town.