Wroxton Abbey, Banbury

Wroxton Abbey, Banbury
OX15 6PU

About Wroxton Abbey

Wroxton Abbey is a Jacobean house in Oxfordshire, with a 1727 garden partly converted to the serpentine style between 1731 and 1751. It is 2.5 miles west of Banbury, off the A422 road in Wroxton.

Wroxton Abbey is named for its 12th-century origins as a monastery that was destroyed after Henry VIII’s 1536 Dissolution of the Monasteries. Remnants of that structure remain in the cellarage.

Further additions over the following centuries have resulted in a modern building with a great hall, gallery, chapel, multi-room library, royal bedrooms, 45 additional bedrooms (each with a private bath), seminar rooms, offices, basement recreation rooms, and a reception area.

It is now the English campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Woodland, lake and waterfalls

Wroxton Abbey has a small woodland area with a stream leading to a small peaceful pond with ducks, woodland with ginormous sticks and a stunning lake. At the far end of the lake, there are 3 stepping stones. Beyond that, there’s a little waterfall and another pond with a swan family.

Good to know

  • No need to book, and there are no entry fees.
  • No dogs are permitted on the grounds.
  • No picnics, no toilets and no cycling except for young children.
  • There’s no parking on site. Free parking is available on the road outside the grounds, but please remember to be respectful to locals and leave space for emergency vehicles to pass by.

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