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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, Cultural
Owner description: The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas Chicheley in the 1640s...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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.

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We has family visiting firbthevweekendcsontookmthem to Wimpole Estate on Saturday. They had a craft fair on and the children wanted to visit the farm. However, we were embarrassed by the excessive charge for entry. The family of two adults and two primary age children paid £26 to go to the farm for an hour and half. We paid £4 each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was a Christmas Craft event so it was quite busy, it was also raining so very muddy. The gardens and cafe were nice. We will have to visit again to see the Hall as it is only open til early November. I'm sure the gardens will be beautiful in the summer.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a great place to walk to! I walked there on November 1st when the weather was good and walked all the round the grounds and had lunch in the sit down cafe. Not too expensive and tasty food. If you live locally you can walk into the grounds and don't have to pay but if you visit by car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited Wimpole Hall and certainly wasn't disappointed. It is a lovely building, now belonging to the National Trust. Well maintained and was left to the trust by Elsie Bambridge ( the daughter of Rudyard Kipling). When she died in 1976 it was left to the trust and what a lovely legacy. The rooms are beautifully restored and maintained The... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited Wimpole at the end of October but the gardens were still lovely. We are Scottish National Trust life members so didn't have a car park sticker but this was no problem and we were given a temporary car park pass. When we arrived the house was closed so we wandered around the gardens and the park,- it's a... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visit Wimpole regularly with our grand-daughter. She has become particularly fond of one of the pigs - Sally - and the staff have involved her in a little project to predict when her next litter of piglets are due. This is just a small example of how they encourage children to learn about the animals country life. Last Saturday... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A weekend in Cambridgeshire my wife and I decided to visit the National Trust property Wimpole Hall Estate. The whole experience was for both of us a chance to see just how much the National Trust and its very knowledgable volunteers help to take you back into the past. This Estate has had many owners over its long life and... More 

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