Kingston Bagpuize House

Situated in the Vale of the The White Horse and surrounded by its beautiful garden and parkland, an early Georgian family home.

Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX

Kingston Bagpuize House in Oxfordshire was a film location for Downton Abbey
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Kingston Bagpuize House remains a family home. Surrounded by garden and parkland this beautiful early Georgian style house is in red brick with stone quoins, banding and window surrounds.

The entrance hall is dominated by the handsome cantilever staircase. The elegant reception rooms have period furniture and paintings.

The gardens are notable for an large collection of plants which give year round interest including snowdrops and Magnolia in spring, flowering trees and shrubs in summer and autumn colour from September. The raised terrace walk which leads the visitor to the charming 18th-century pavilion also has views towards the house and over the Woodland Garden.

The House and grounds offer exclusive use for weddings, private and corporate events and filming.

Opening Times


Garden only for snowdrops: February every Sunday.

House & Garden regular open season:

March: 13, 14, 27 & 28: April 10, 11, 24 & 25.(Sundays and Mondays).

May: 8, 9, 16, 17, 29 & 30: June 12, 13, 26 & 27. (Sundays and Mondays).

Sunday May 29 Rare Plant Fair – visit for full details – Historic Houses members have free entry to garden and house only after 2pm.

July: Open on Sunday 10th July.

PLEASE NOTE: The house will not be open for the rest of July. Please check the website for up to date details, especially with regards to early August.

August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23.

The house and gardens will be closed in September as filming will be taking
place. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
In 2023 the gardens open for snowdrops in February and the house and garden in March – visit the website for all details.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit free except on event and charity days.

House & Garden 
Adult £9
Child (11-21yrs) £5.50

Garden Only
Adult £6
Child (11-21yrs) £4.00

Dependant on COVID – for visiting the house booking in advance online may be necessary – see our website

Group Visits

We welcome group visits throughout the year on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and some Fridays.

Please note: From May to September arrangements for Group Visits may differ as the House and Garden are open to the public on some weekday afternoons.

  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

The actors Dame Maggie Smith and Dame Penelope Wilton visited in 2015 and 2016 for filming when the house was a location in the Downton Abbey TV series. The both commented, as many visitors do, on the welcoming atmosphere. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Kingston Bagpuize House Sitting Room fireplace

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Kingston Bagpuize House staircase

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