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Wimpole Estate

Arrington SG8 0BW, England
01223 206000
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Arrington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I were visiting from Wales and had a great time at Wimpole Estate yesterday. We found the Hall fascinating and were greeted by very friendly staff in all the rooms. At the end of our trip we walked to the home farm and arrived there at 4.30pm. It was a difficult walk for me as I had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely well maintained grounds & great self service restaurant which serves food grown at the farm. I had sausages & mash- best for a long time. Very nice second hand book shop too.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Spent the afternoon looking around the house & grounds of this National Trust property. Interesting place to visit, vast walled garden to meander round. Guides in the house were knowledgeable. Choice of places to eat, the stables were full of plants for sale as well as the usual NT goodies. Worth a visit.

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Bury St Edmunds
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just had a great day out at Wimpole, well presented house, great stable block facilities, lovely walled garden and a very good roast pork lunch. A disabled buggy for my elderly mum, though this is not the best. Built for a long armed man not a frail old lady. The one thing that distressed us was the fruit. Great rows... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First of all, if using Bing maps directions based on the postcode, they will be incorrect at the end. However, just follow the local signs! This house is one of the most interesting NT properties and we came to the conclusion that it was the room guides who brought it to life. They are much more interactive than others and... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

National trust property. Was bit surprised at the £2 parking fee, until the attendant told us that if we bought anything from the shop, or had lunch/drinks etc, the £2 would be refunded. Gardens beautiful and smashing to walk around. The home farm area was good. Not a lot of animals to be seen, just a few cows, shire horses,... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wimpole Estate has, for many years, been one of my favourite National Trust properties and there is always much to enjoy. Car parking is close to the property, the cafe / restaurant is of the usual Trust standard and staff are always helpful and informed. The farm is an additional cost even for Trust members and that can represent an... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Car park £2 for non members, but plenty of parking. Members have to pay for the farm. Restaurant with house not child friendly and expensive. Tractor ride to farm very good. Farm cafe very disorganised and slow though lamb burgers were very tasty. Our six year old loved the farm and maze. Great trail around house and staff very good... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

National Trust property well maintained and staffed with plenty of friendly people to help you and a free easy to read map given on arrival. House, gardens, walled garden, farm (pay a small extra fee), restaurant and stable block for shops and cafe. The house tour with your own information card takes up to an hour for a fairly leisurely... More

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Bedford, England
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192 attraction reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed a nice day at Wimpole. The weather was hot and sunny (always helps!) and although there were a lot of cars in the carpark (£2 to non-members) the place is so large that it did not seem at all crowded. You pay extra if you want to see the house or gardens but nothing else if you want... More

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