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About Stanford on Avon
Picturesque village straddling the banks of the River Avon. Stanford Hall, superb William and Mary mansion has fine collections of paintings, furniture and costumes. Rooms open to the public include The Ballroom, The Drawing Room and The Library, all brilliantly decorated and adorned with works of art and tapestries. A magnificent staircase leads to bedrooms harmoniously furnished in classic English country style with four poster beds draped in sumptuous fabrics. Interestingly, Stanford Hall was the first Statley Home in the country to be fitted with electricity. Over 100 bare light bulbs surround a spectacular painted ceiling-a legacy from early electric lighting.
A major attraction, drawing visitors from Europe and beyond is The Motor Museum. Here you can see a constantly changing exhibition of machines including a full size replica of The Hawk - one of four flying machines designed and flown by Lt.Percy Pilcher RN. Manicured lawns sweep down to the banks of the gently flowing Avon and a rose garden, old forge and craft centre add charm and interest. Stanford Hall was recently featured on the BBC television show Bargain Hunt.
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