Upton House is a country mansion and home to an extensive private art collection.
Built in 1695 for Sir Rushout Cullen, it was remodelled by Percy Morley Horder in 1927-9 for Walter Samuel, the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, whose family founded the Shell Oil Company.
Perhaps uniquely among country houses owned by the National Trust, its significance lies principally in its art collection. The house is presented more as an art gallery than as a private home, although care has been taken to restore the house to how it looked in the 1930s. It contains a unique art deco bathroom and a collection of early Shell advertising posters, together with some of their original artwork, by such artists as Rex Whistler.
A main attraction of Upton is the garden. A lawn, with huge cedar trees, sweeps gently down from the house and below is an extensive terraced garden. The garden features a kitchen garden, a series of herbaceous borders and a large lake with water lilies in a small valley.
There is a café/restaurant, visitor centre with shop and our entry into the house will be from 2pm (split into groups of 2).
Timings: Leave Leominster 9:00am, Hereford 9:30am, Ross 10:00am.
Depart 4:30pm and to Ross 6:30pm, Hereford 7:00pm and Leominster 7:30pm.
Costs: £22.00 per person for NT members & £32.00 for non NT members
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