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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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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
101 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Situated off the A603 southwest of Cambridge, the Wimpole Estate is 3000 acres owned by the National Trust consisting of parkland, farmland and a 1640 country house, Wimpole Hall, the largest house in Cambridgeshire. The house is regularly open to the public at certain times for a glimpse of it’s stunning Georgian interiors and the fascinating basement area to view... More

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As National Trust members we try and find different places, we were going to Cambridge and saw Wimpole on the map as we only had half a day we visited the house but will be going back to complete the home farm and gardens, the house is well worth a visit the staff in all the rooms asked if it... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Last November we visited Wimpole on the last day of their season and took around the hall, which was almost ready to close, had all shutters closed and we had a look around and saw what it felt like to be in the building at night. This time, we went on a beautiful summer's day and visited the hall as... More

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England
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Even though we have visited Wimpole Estate before I got lost, we aimed for the village of Arrington as mentioned in the 2014 handbook. I then remembered as we were driving through this village no we didn't want Arrington we wanted Wimpole. Stupid eh, actually going to the place named!! So if you want to find the estate and House... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a great day spent here, the house is great and really interesting, with every member of staff giving you more information about the house, they are just great. The gardens here are fantastic and well looked after. We did visit the farm, and have to say pigs can be very noisy when it's feeding time, great to see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As stately homes go, the property is lovely but doesn't have any real wow factor, other than its size of course. The gardens are great for talking a long safe walk. Although the parking area is not large I found it difficult to find my car as there was no signage. There are some lovely edible and non-edible products in... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stable block with the shops, cafe and toilets are superb. The house its self was grand, with some wonderful features. Particularly liked the book rooms, chapel and bath room. The gardens are ok in comparison to some other national trust properties. We didn't walk around the parkland or visit home farm due to the weather. The Rectory restaurant served snacks... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This Hall has a lovely atmosphere, almost as if the owner has gone away and would be back. The view from top of the steps at the entrance to the a Hall is spectacular and far reaching. Wonderful rooms, some grand and some very homely. The room guides were charming and obviously love the Hall. Unlike other Properties which have... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spent a pleasant afternoon at Wimpole Estate in late June. From outside the house is very imposing, the formal garden to the front of the property are attractive, large, and well maintained. The hall itself is lovingly kept by The National Trust, the decor really is quite special, the furniture and paintings are nothing special, but enjoyable enough. There is... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This National Trust property really does have something that will appeal to almost any visitor. The Hall is not huge by Stately Home standards but has some amazing rooms to see. On the day we were there a conservation project to wash the pages of the library books was in progress, and the conservationists were very willing to tell you... More

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