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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 day out with guided walks

On Weds NT runs guided walks, either through the estate (1.5 to 2 hours long). The volunteers are very knowledgeable and the pace is not fast but do wear comfortable shoes. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

On Weds NT runs guided walks, either through the estate (1.5 to 2 hours long). The volunteers are very knowledgeable and the pace is not fast but do wear comfortable shoes. It is not suitable for those with mobility issues. They also run guided walks around the gardens as well. The restaurant/cafe is perfectly adequate with nice soup of the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went to Wimpole Estate on a glorious warm sunny day in April. The grounds are beautiful, as is the house, and the N.T. members very knowledgeable on the House' history. The many walks in the spring are a joy, especially with the spring bulbs in full bloom and it helps that some of the trees also have their names... More 

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Donetsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We decided to join the National Trust and used our membership to visit Wimpole Estate. it was right in the middle of lambing season. We had the added bonus of witnessing a lamb being born. We also did a tour around the house and found the volunteers in each room to be very informative and welcoming. I would Highly Recommend... More 

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Northumberland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A very interesting property with immaculately maintained gardens and the normal high standards of volunteers throughout the property. The restaurant sadly was not at the normal high NT standards and seemed a bit more expensive than normal. The food was reasonable, just not as excellent as at other properties. It's worth noting that NT members still have to pay to... More 

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Whittlesey, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wimpoe Hall is a beautiful house. The gardens are a delight. As always the guides in the rooms were very friendly and helpful. We visited at Easter and it was great to see all they ids on the egg hunt no the grounds.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spent a good few hours here on our way back from Suffolk. The house tour was fascinating with plenty of information and knowledgeable guides. The grounds are extensive and well worth a visit. The stable block provides a cafe and other shops. Didn't try the restaurant as it was too busy. There is also a farm onsite. It was very... More 

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We only had a couple of hours so managed to have a meal, tour the house and check out the walled garden. What makes the National Trust premises so good are the volunteers. They impart so much extra information that makes the visits so much better. There are 400 at Wimpole. Food is served from a small area in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Its interesting to see how the demographic trend is towards younger visitors at NT properties these days. This has changed the atmosphere of these places as it now seems to be about 80% young families and consequently its not so relaxing and peaceful (in the main areas) for those visiting without children (when retired mid week visits would be a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We always pick a nice rainy day to go for a walk. Haha not intentionally. We had a lovely day today. The egg hunt was super cute and the estate is beautiful. The kids were walking around finding the clues so they could get there chocolate egg at the end of the trail and my son took a while choosing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went with a party of three adults and a five and a nine year old boy. Opted for the farm and gardens ticket and added the Easter egg trail. Would highly recommend. Not to be missed: the feeding of the pigs! Can't wait to go again when spring is in full bloom. We've taken out a membership now, as... More 

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