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Archive for March, 2012

Cheltenham Festival

We hope you enjoyed our interesting snippets of information about Ellenborough Park over Cheltenham Festival 2012. The mysterious picture we uploaded throughout the week was of course a horse. We are proud of our close relationship with Cheltenham Racecourse. So proud in fact, that we asked Cheltenham born artist Martin Wheeler to create this piece...

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Did you know about our suites…

We have four suites, each named after successful race horses. Arkle, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on three consecutive occasions, is an open plan bedroom and lounge area fully panelled in oak. Istabraq achieved 23 major wins between 1996 and 2001, including winning the Champion Hurdle on three consecutive occasions is nestled in the...

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Did you know about the Memorial in the ground…

Lord Ellenborough built an Indian Memorial in the grounds of Ellenborough Park. This was erected in c1845 on his return to Southam, to record the key personalities of his Governor Generalship of India from February 1842 to June 1844. Here he recorded his commanders-in-chief and regimental commanders, together with their areas of action in Afghanistan,...

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Did You Know…

In 1833, the estate where Ellenborough Park is located was sold to Edward Law, 2nd Lord Ellenborough and 1st Earl of Ellenborough, former Governor General of India. It is from this period in the building’s history that the new Ellenborough Park takes its name. Edward Law bought the house with its lands, and also the...

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Did You Know…

The painting of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset was said to be “one of the seventeenth century’s most accomplished gamblers and wastrels”. The 17th Century saw Horse racing establish itself as a favoured pursuit of the sporting and gambling fraternity and it seems highly likely that this is one of the ways Richard Sackville...

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Cotswolds Hotel of the Year

Ellenborough Park is delighted to have been awarded Hotel of the Year in the Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2012. The 2012 Awards highlight the successes and achievements of Cotswold tourism businesses throughout the last year in categories such as Hotel of the Year, Self Catering Business of the year, Conference Venue of the Year, Website of...

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