Rousham gardens are open!

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 £8 per person.

Rousham House is only open by prior arrangement. The cost is £15 per person, with a mimimum fee of £150. Please contact Charles Cottrell-Dormer to book a tour.

Children under 15 will not be admitted. 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. The postcode for Rousham is OX25 4QX.

(Photo of the praeneste)

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.

Rousham is also served by some (not all!) buses on the S4 route, leaving from Magdalen Street, Oxford or from Banbury Bus Station.

Please be aware that, as well as cash, the ticket machine at Rousham can now take contactless card payments.



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

Local Accommodation

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