GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sezincote House

3 miles (5 km)

This walk takes you to the extraordinary Mogul Indian palace of Sezincote House near Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds. The walk starts in the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Hill and follows the Heart of England Way through the countryside to the nearby Sezincote Estate. The gardens are stunning with a curving orangery, spring-fed pools, canals and a large lake. There are also fascinating ornaments and statues including an Indian style pavilion, a temple to Surya the sun god and a snake coiled around a column in the Snake Pond. The house was built in 1805 by the grandsons of the diarist Samuel Pepys. The Prince Regent visited in 1807 and change his plans for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton after seeing Sezincote. The architect John Nash then designed the Royal Pavilion in a similar Indian style.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then the delightful Batsford Arboretum is only about a mile to the north. The pretty village of Blockley with its interesting Norman Church is also close by.


GL56 9AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Sezincote House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sezincote House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head north into Bourton on the Hill and you could visit The Horse & Groom. The pub is a Georgian stone inn with a Grade II listing. Modern cuisine is served in a lovely dining room. An open fire has been tastefully added to the spacious, light-filled bar. A lovely, protected garden with lots of seating and breathtaking views of the Cotswolds is available. There is car parking and the pub is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular walk from Bourton on the Hill visits the house. The village lies just to the north and includes some historic buildings including a 12th century church.


Sezincote House (geograph 5866723)

Sezincote House

The grounds of Sezincote (geograph 4492572)

The grounds of Sezincote

Elephants at Sezincote House - - 2642634

Elephants at Sezincote House

Pool at Sezincote - - 4492436

Pool at Sezincote

Sezincote See-Saw - - 2642587

Sezincote See-Saw

Diamond Lodge, Sezincote - - 2642664

Diamond Lodge, Sezincote


GPS Files

GPX File

Sezincote House.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Sezincote House.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)