Rousham House and Gardens, Oxfordshire
Enjoy a visit to Rousham House and gardens, Oxfordshire!
Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as William Kent (1685-1748) left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features which delighted eighteenth century visitors to Rousham still in situ, such as the ponds and cascades in Venus’s Vale, the Cold Bath, and seven arched Praeneste, Townsend’s Building, the Temple of the Mill, and, on the skyline, a sham ruin known as the ‘Eyecatcher’. The house was built in 1635 by Sir Robert Dormer. It is a lovely place for inspiration in any weather.