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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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Wonderful house with friendly helpful staff

We went to Wimpole Estate to get away from the rain and were very pleasantly surprised not only by the property itself but also by the the warm hearted and friendly staff. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We went to Wimpole Estate to get away from the rain and were very pleasantly surprised not only by the property itself but also by the the warm hearted and friendly staff. There was no pomp just smiles. The house itself is a wonderful place full of surprises and interesting features. The history is wonderful and the staff went out... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Took the grandchildren during their half term holiday, aged 6 and 8. We paid the extra to visit the farm and as we hold national trust cards, parking was free. Children really enjoyed the farm and seeing all the animals. They saw the cow being milked and groomed the donkeys, the staff were extremely good with the children and explained... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Gardens around the hall are very nice but the walled garden needs a lot ot attention, weeds everywhere. It would also be nice to have the plants named so if you like them you can get them for your garden. There are parkland walks and one up to the Gothic Tower when we visited lots of people were taking advantage... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the hall, farm and gardens this week. Quite costly, three adults and one child, £62 Quite enjoyed the hall tour, but was a little disappointed, I expected a bit more grandeur. The gardens are beautiful, but due to the time of year, not in full bloom. The farm and play area were interesting and fun for my granddaughter. Cafe... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went on Bank Holiday Monday, along with thousands of others. Had the impression that car parking should have been pay and display, but in the overflow fields no necessity to pay - which was a bonus! To minimise the (not inconsiderable) admission prices we opted to visit the gardens only, and we found these to be excellent, with very clear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This walk approx 6miles is beautiful , fields, woods and stunning views. If you like seclusion this is perfect. If you like company walk nearer house and lake.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I would recommend this attraction. Beautiful grounds which would take hours to wander all of them. The hall is full of history and character. Lots of staff around the hall to give advice and answer questions. Delicious restaurant and walled garden and farm.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great day out for all the family. Plenty to see and do. If you take a picnic there are plenty of places to sit and eat - just don't try to picnic in the gardens themselves. We saw several groups being told off by stern wardens!

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London, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A really pretty and interesting building. Lots to see and very informative staff. Huge grounds. Wanted to see the folly but it was raining too hard.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lovely place to go with the kids and dogs on a nice summer weekend. Walk around down to the lake is lovely

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