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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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COULDN’T FIND THE ADVENTURE WOODLAND!

Having read some adverse Reviews re accessible wild life parks/zoos, we decided to “play safe” and make use of our NT membership by taking our two grand children to the Wimpole... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Essex
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Essex
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Having read some adverse Reviews re accessible wild life parks/zoos, we decided to “play safe” and make use of our NT membership by taking our two grand children to the Wimpole Estate. There was no problem re parking in spite of recent rain, because we were directed to park on the side of the drive which leads to the Hall.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a great day exploring the house , took us over four hours to do so. Our friends from Ireland could have stayed another day as they loved it. We did not walk the grounds as it was very wet and windy. Note to self --go back in the spring and autumn just to explore the grounds. Overall a great... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had such an amazing time here. I'd advise giving yourselves about 3 hours to see everything properly. The farm was brilliant, lots of lambs and piglets and rare breed animals. The house is breathtaking- I was particularly impressed with the enthusiasm, kindness and knowledge of the tour guides. They were so obliging and we loved listening to their stories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So much to see and do - very interesting house, beautiful walled garden, farm of interest to adults and children alike, A huge variety of walks to take - both led by volunteers or explore for yourself. Helpful, knowledgeable volunteers and staff

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited the weekend before Christmas and were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Wimpole's winter festival. There were free activities put on for children, including garland making and some at an additional fee including candle making. Home farm was a treat, especially to see young piglets which put daughter loved. We didn't get chance to go into the house but... More 

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Sawley, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have visited here numerous times both in the winter and summer. The grounds are always fantastic and the walk out to the folly is well worth it. Also a great walk back to Cambridge from here.

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cambridgeshire, England
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wonderfully kept house with a magnificent walled garden. Fantastic walks and plenty to see including the farm (costs extra). Restaurant is expensive but a nice treat. Take your wellies, and your wallet, you'll deffo need it. Went just before Christmas and bought a few nice gifts in the shop. Well worth a day out.

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

An imposing house well worth visiting. The extensive grounds allow for good country walks with nice views. Gardens are lovely at all times of the year, especially the walled garden. Home farm is great if you like to see the animals, rare breeds etc. Nearing Christmas there are many added features especially for children. Food and drink, shop and plants... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A lovely house but let down by the poor car parking. In bad weather the main car park becomes very muddy and desperately needs surfacing and there is limited spaces to park. They do open an adjacent field but be warned you will need your wellies. The grounds make for a beautiful winter walk for the hardy and the stable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Entrance isn't cheap, but it's worth it if you make a full day of your visit. Walled garden was lovely, as were the extensive grounds and lake. The house itself was nice, particularly the library and kitchens, and the plunge pool was interesting. Would have appreciated some printed information on the house, because although the staff were very chatty, they... More 

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