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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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Vast open spaces! Loved the food!

We made an impromptu pit stop at the estate after passing it on our way to Cambridge. We did not go inside the estate I.e. did not buy any tickets but even from the outside it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We made an impromptu pit stop at the estate after passing it on our way to Cambridge. We did not go inside the estate I.e. did not buy any tickets but even from the outside it is a pretty magnificent structure. The food at the restaurant was amazing. The vegetarian curry and soup was the best we have had anywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had a brilliant day at Wimpole Hall. It's one of our nearest properties and as members of the NT we've been a few times. This time we took advantage of a couple of the activities, the Wednesday walk and the afternoon garden tour. Both were great, the walk took us round parts of the grounds we'd not been to... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a visit with 6 year old and four adults. On arrival on a very hot June day. Walked into the stable block were there is some very nice shops and sitting area for coffee. The poor lady in the cafe was on own so slow service. Time for loo in this stables around 10:30 and already they smelt and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

These comments are purely about the house; I have never visited the farm area, and I did not use the tea rooms. This is the grandest house in the county and of great historical interest, having been the home of Robert Harley and his great library, the Yorke Earls of Hardwicke (Champagne Charlie, the fifth earl, was forced to sell... More 

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Cotford St Luke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The interior of the house is stunning, the gardens well maintained and the food in the café was really good. Like all National Trust properties it is worth a visit. it is a shame that there is additional admission fees to visit the farm on top of your National Trust membership as we only had an hour left before the... More 

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Arrived at 10am on a sunny morning in June and as the house didn't open till 11am decided to have a walk around the grounds. They have the most wonderful walled garden which was a delight to walk through - one of the best I have seen. We then called at The Old Rectory Restaurant which was well worth a... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A stunning estate with wonderful gardens which are immaculately kept.....we did look at Wimpole estate for a place to get married a few years back but unfortunately no one got back to us.We particularly liked the walks around the estate with pathways that were well signposted.I must admit i was not as impressed with the house itself,although quite decent with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/ This mansion and grounds were last owned by Lucy Bainbridge, daughter of Rudyard Kipling, who made it her life's work and passion to restore it to close to its original glory. it is now cared for by the National Trust, a working farm with lovely grounds and a folly that dates back hundreds of years. It has a shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We should have had more time here as it is quite large. We were in the area and decided to stop in as we had a National Trust card - not realizing how much there was to see. The estate itself is lovely, with friendly, knowledgeable docents in most rooms. The gardens are very nice with views that are stunning,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have been to this estate a few times with my family. The grounds are quite impressive and well-kept by the gardeners. The National Trust marshals help you with the parking. On the occasion I went I didn’t find the guy friendly. He wanted to know where my car sticker was. It was like the Spanish inquisition! Before you get... More 

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Address: Address: Arrington SG8 0BW, England
Phone Number: 01223 206000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Arrington

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