Rousham Gardens are open every day of the year from 10 am. Last admission is at 4.30 pm and the gardens close at dusk. Tickets for the garden are £5 per person.

Rousham House is only open by prior arrangement. The cost is £10 per person, with a mimimum fee of £120. Please contact Charles Cottrell-Dormer to book a tour.

Children under 15 will not be admitted unless by prior arrangement. No dogs are allowed in the gardens.


Rousham is roughly 12 miles North of Oxford and about a fifteen minute drive from junction 9 of the M40. You can get directions for driving to Rousham from Google Maps. If you wish to find Rousham House using other mapping websites or satellite navigation our postcode is OX25 4QU.

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The nearest station is Heyford (roughly a 15 minute walk away), which is on the Oxford to Banbury line. Trains stop at the station roughly every two hours, Monday to Saturday, with occasional trains on Sunday during the summer months only.

There is also a bus service running aproximately every hour between Oxford and Banbury (bus number S4) which passes the lodge gates at Rousham and will stop on request.

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There is no tea-room at Rousham. However, you are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch or tea.

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