Upton House

This late-17C house was bought by Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of the Shell Company, who displays his spectacular collection of porcelain and paintings here. The masterpieces of the collection are now housed in the art gallery where, alongside works by Holbein, Hogarth, Guardi, Tintoretto, Bruegel the Elder and Bosch, stands the Christ Held in Captivity by El Greco, a supposed model of the retable in Toledo Cathedral.

Useful information


Upton, OX15 6HT Banbury


+44 1295 670266


10.45 £ (children 5.15 £)

Opening hours

house and exhibition mid Mar-end Oct: daily except Thu and Bank Hols 1pm-5pm (daily Jul-Aug); gardens: daily except Thu 11am-5pm; house and gardens end Nov-mid Dec: Fri-Mon noon-4pm (Guided tours of house only)

Nearby tourist attractions

Broughton Castle Broughton Castle
Broughton Castle