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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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Lovely walks, fantastic farm but clueless staff!

Visited the property with family including young children, mainly walking around the grounds and doing geocaching as one of their 50 things to do before 11 3/4. The walks were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the property with family including young children, mainly walking around the grounds and doing geocaching as one of their 50 things to do before 11 3/4. The walks were lovely, very quiet and stunning views of the animals and the house. Some of us brought picnics and some brought food at the stable yard. The food was very good... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There is something for everyone at Wimpole. On this visit my wife and i just had a walk around the extensive grounds ,which took most of the afternoon,and apart from the cost of the car park -£2 was free , We have on previous occaisions taken our kids when they were much younger around the farm which they loved ,... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely attraction for an occasional visit at any time of the year. Easily accessible from all Hertfordshire, Most of Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and further afield. Staffed by knowlegable volunteers in the House, there is also a beautiful walled kitchen garden with superb products, and a home farm where springtime brings regular litters of pigs, sheep and chickens - marvellous... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

i come to this restaurant within wimpole hall several times a week for lunch whilst at work, i really enjoy the food, its allways very fresh and they try and use local ingridents where possible. there is allways a selection of 4 or 5 alternatives and the staff are all very freindly and nice. i highly sugest anyone thinking of... More 

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Ipswich, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit. Our tour round the house was greatly enhanced by the introductory talk given by a very knowledgable volunteer at the start. We were greatly impressed by the magnificent work done by Rudyard Kipling's daughter, who Re- furnished the house after she and her husband acquired it in the 1930s. The gardens, particularly the... More 

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited recently, our first although we have lived quite close for more than 35 years! What a delightful setting! We liked the way that the trees are so varied and each is labelled to show species etc. you can see where this is popular as people have made little tracks to read them. We loved the home farm with... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Yet another visited to Wimpole Hall and Gardens but due to our ambling we only managed the Gardens. Set out magnificently and very well attended. The grounds arte well kept and the Walled Garden is brilliant. Vegetables, flowers, plants, shrubs, bushes - yes the lot in here. The produce is used in the kitchens and is ready for you to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Definitely one of the best National Trust properties I've visited ever. As an NT member working away from home, I decided to try this one as its quite convenient to get to from North London, around an hour on the A1 / A505 to Royston and then a quick ten minutes on byroads. Although I'm not usually a fan of... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a lovely walk we had around the grounds and to the Follett, a bargain for only £2 to park all day. However this was ruined by quiet frankly the worst service I have experienced in a long time from the disinterested and rude staff in the stable block cafe. I was stunned especially as this is a National Trust... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wimpole estate has something for everyone and is very family friendly. The estate's main attractions are a grand mansion house with interesting historical articles, a working farm with rare breeds of animal and a pleasant walk up to a folly. The working parts of the farm are particularly interesting for people who don't get out of the towns and cities... More 

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

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