Maintained by the National Trust since 1991, when it was acquired from the last representative of the family who had owned the house since it was first built. It is one of England’s finest and most complete Jacobean houses, filled not only with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612, but also with the atmosphere of 400 years of continuous occupation by one family. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart and it was here in 1865 that the rules of modern croquet were codified. Since acquiring the property, the Trust has concentrated on conserving it rather than restoring it to a pristine state.
A great little budget B&B, located about 5-10 minutes (walking) from the town center. It offers free wi-fi access (unusual for this area!) and access to the local gym (with an indoor swimming pool and sauna!). The owner, Charlie, is super relaxed, very funny, and an all-around nice and trusting guy.
On Tuesday morning, there is a local market on the High Street. A great place to pick up some fresh produce or cheap power tools, some doilies or wool sweaters. Wonderful people watching, as all the old ladies and handsome old chaps are out and about.
55-acre arboretum and botanical garden containing around 2,900 trees, with a large collection of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines.
A typical (perhaps less atmospheric than usual) English pub with surprisingly good food. Reasonably priced meals and pints.
Small museum about second world war RAF Moreton-in-Marsh.