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Shaw House

Newbury Category Historic Sites
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Shaw House is one of the best preserved Elizabethan mansions in England. Over the centuries the House has welcomed royalty, seen action during the Civil War, housed soldiers during World War II and schooled generations of local children.

Shaw House is the perfect venue for conferences, meetings and training and is ideally situated in tranquil surroundings on the north side of Newbury, within an hour’s journey of London, Bristol, Oxford and the South Coast, and just five minutes from the M4/A34 junction. It’s a 25 minute walk from Newbury town centre and is accessible by public transport.

Shaw House is open to the public during school holidays, and weekends from February to September and offers FREE admission. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the Grade II listed lawns, while our little visitors can explore the grounds, play amongst the 16th century trees and, if that doesn’t keep them entertained, we also provide giant garden games in the warmer months.

Shaw House café is located in what used to be the kitchen. The old fireplace and smoke jack can still be seen. Choose from a range of delicious sandwiches and homemade cakes in addition to several gluten free options, allergy advice is available from our staff.

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