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Wimpole Estate

Address: Arrington SG8 0BW, England
Phone Number: 01223 206000
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Arrington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas Chicheley in the 1640s...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas Chicheley in the 1640s, rebuilt and added to over the years, and finally restored to its proper splendor today.

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Biggleswade
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do - very interesting house, beautiful walled garden, farm of interest to adults and children alike, A huge variety of walks to take - both led by volunteers or explore for yourself. Helpful, knowledgeable volunteers and staff

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited the weekend before Christmas and were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Wimpole's winter festival. There were free activities put on for children, including garland making and some at an additional fee including candle making. Home farm was a treat, especially to see young piglets which put daughter loved. We didn't get chance to go into the house but... More 

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Sawley, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have visited here numerous times both in the winter and summer. The grounds are always fantastic and the walk out to the folly is well worth it. Also a great walk back to Cambridge from here.

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cambridgeshire, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wonderfully kept house with a magnificent walled garden. Fantastic walks and plenty to see including the farm (costs extra). Restaurant is expensive but a nice treat. Take your wellies, and your wallet, you'll deffo need it. Went just before Christmas and bought a few nice gifts in the shop. Well worth a day out.

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

An imposing house well worth visiting. The extensive grounds allow for good country walks with nice views. Gardens are lovely at all times of the year, especially the walled garden. Home farm is great if you like to see the animals, rare breeds etc. Nearing Christmas there are many added features especially for children. Food and drink, shop and plants... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A lovely house but let down by the poor car parking. In bad weather the main car park becomes very muddy and desperately needs surfacing and there is limited spaces to park. They do open an adjacent field but be warned you will need your wellies. The grounds make for a beautiful winter walk for the hardy and the stable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Entrance isn't cheap, but it's worth it if you make a full day of your visit. Walled garden was lovely, as were the extensive grounds and lake. The house itself was nice, particularly the library and kitchens, and the plunge pool was interesting. Would have appreciated some printed information on the house, because although the staff were very chatty, they... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We has family visiting firbthevweekendcsontookmthem to Wimpole Estate on Saturday. They had a craft fair on and the children wanted to visit the farm. However, we were embarrassed by the excessive charge for entry. The family of two adults and two primary age children paid £26 to go to the farm for an hour and half. We paid £4 each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was a Christmas Craft event so it was quite busy, it was also raining so very muddy. The gardens and cafe were nice. We will have to visit again to see the Hall as it is only open til early November. I'm sure the gardens will be beautiful in the summer.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a great place to walk to! I walked there on November 1st when the weather was good and walked all the round the grounds and had lunch in the sit down cafe. Not too expensive and tasty food. If you live locally you can walk into the grounds and don't have to pay but if you visit by car... More 

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