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Wimpole Estate

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Address: , Arrington SG8 0BW, England
Phone Number: 01223 206000
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Description: The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas...
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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Fascinating and unique interiors

We had visited the farm when our daughter was young, and returned this time to look round the house. The building is a solid Georgian structure - not outstanding to look at - but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was the first time we had visited this National Trust property, and we set of quite early to beat any crowds as it was a long holiday weekend. The first thing that struck me was that it had a good area for parking the Car, even though we had arrived nearly an hour before the house itself opened there... More 

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had visited the farm when our daughter was young, and returned this time to look round the house. The building is a solid Georgian structure - not outstanding to look at - but sits in beautiful parkland, with views at the front and back. What we really enjoyed was the interiors - the elegant alterations made by Sir John... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous house and gardens to visit. Spent all day here and lots to see and do for all, regardless of age. The house is very interesting, the grounds and gardens are amazing, so well kept. The walled garden is a lovely place to wander around, fruit all over the place. We might have eaten an apple or two! Home Farm... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to neighbouring Bedford we wanted to visit a nearby National Trust property and decided on taking the 40 minute drive to the Wimpole Estate and are very pleased we made the effort to do so. The main house is a magnificent NT property and very interesting in its history dating back to 1700's right through to... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent visitor attraction. House interesting if possibly not as good as say Knole or Lanhydroch but the garden, especially the walled garden is superb. It is a splendid mix of fruit, flower and vegetables. The staff and volunteers are really informative. Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited for the third time mainly for the Food at the restaurant. As the house was open we also went in. The staff at the house were very helpful & informative. This place is rare because it has a home kitchen & a home farm so you actually get home made food & the vegetables are Organic from the... More 

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Hertford Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent place for a day trip, especially the Home Farm. The piggery was particularly interesting to look round!

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west sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Loved everything about Wimpole Estate. Superbly maintained house, smashing walled fruit, flower and vegetable garden and great working farm (£4 extra as member).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited with friends looking to take us somewhere new. Excellent attraction. Fabulous gardens, particularly the Walled Garden and a Historic House that's not so big but still has a fascinating story - really good guides. All this for £10, great National Trust value

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Milton Keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The house is interesting and the room guides know their subject. The grounds are lovely but it is sad to see the amount of fruit that has been allowed to just fall of the trees and fruit bushes. There are vast areas of fruit. We passed an entire beds worth of black currents lying on the ground. Apart from the... More 

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