Country House Study Week

Country House Study WeekThe country house study week is a residential study-week based at the University of Buckingham, which takes place in the fourth week of the first term.

Students spend four days on campus in Buckingham, touring some of the great country houses of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties.

The study week includes visits to:

  • Claydon House, famous for its eccentrically virtuoso carvings by Luke Lightfoot
  • Stowe House with its renowned landscape gardens
  • Boughton, the Northamptonshire seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch
  • Burghley House, famous for its highly important baroque painted interiors, and magnificent furnishings
  • Vanbrugh’s masterpiece, Blenheim Palace and nearby Ditchley Park.

The trips are complemented by some evening lectures on topics relating to the English country house and eighteenth-century design and decoration.


The admission charges to all properties and transport costs are covered by the programme fees as are the costs of travel between London and the University. Food and accommodations costs are not covered by the University.

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For enquiries or further information about the programme, please contact London Programme Admissions (tel. +44 (0)1280 820204, email