Review: Five Alls – Filkins

The Five Alls Filkins It is not often that I get cross when I do these restaurant reviews, but after visiting the Five Alls at Filkins I was fuming, why have I not been here before , my sort of place, my sort of food. Filkins is about 30 minutes … more

Canaletto at Compton Verney

One of our country’s major artworks – Canaletto’s A Grand Regatta on the Grand Canal, painted circa 1740,is on display at Compton Verney. It is a fascinating pastiche of 18th century life among the grandees who lived in Venice and quite mesmerising…A unique opportunity to see it in this beautiful … more

Heritage Rally – classic cars and trains – 7 June

This year’s nostalgic Heritage Rally, which will take place on Sunday 7 June, is all about Classic Cars and Steam Trains. The Rally, which is now sponsored by Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate, is now in its third year and is organised by the Heritage Motor Centre for vehicles aged 20 … more

Easter special – Shaun the Sheep movie

‘Shaun the Sheep The Movie’ automotive Easter Adventures at the Heritage Motor Centre Children are in for yet another treat at the Heritage Motor Centre this Easter with ‘Shaun the Sheep The Movie’ automotive adventures from 28 March – 12 April. Celebrating the release of the movie earlier this year, … more

Broughton Castle – Banbury

Moated medieval manor house of 14th century, enlarged in the 16th, and home of the Fiennes family, Lords Saye and Sele. Many medieval rooms survive, including the chapel and a whole suite of remarkably intact Elizabethan interiors. James I slept in the King’s’ chamber, but the castle escaped damage in … more

Upton House – Civil War battle – 25 & 26 October

Civil War Camp, 25 & 26 October The Battle of Edgehill was fought just 1 mile from Upton. Experience the sights and sounds of 1642 combat in the English Civil War with dramatic displays by Fairfax Battalia. Normal National Trust admission charges apply

Upton House – Christmas Market – 6 & 7 December

Christmas Market, 6 & 7 December With a glass of mulled wine in your hand, enjoy sauntering through the many stalls offering great opportunities for ticking items off your gift list. 11am Saturday and Sunday, 6 & 7 December. Normal National Trust admission charges apply

Upton House, Banbury

Upton House Near Banbury Warwickshire OX15 6HT T: 01295 670266 E: uptonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk Join the guests of Lord and Lady Bearsted for a weekend in the country and discover more about the life of a 1930s millionaire Discover how the family made their fortune in the Squash Court Gallery exhibition Shell … more

Halloween and half-term fun

Celebrate Halloween and the October half term from 25 October – 2 November with a host of spooky family events in Shakespeare’s England. Carve pumpkins, enjoy family ghost trails, learn how to make potions and spells or simply enjoy an autumnal walk. For the very brave there are plenty of … more