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Anglesey Abbey

Lode, Cambridge CB5 9EJ, England
01223-811200
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Ranked #6 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Scenic mansion features a unique collection of painted views of Windsor, spanning a 350-year period, and a 20th-century garden designed on the grounds... more » Owner description: Scenic mansion features a unique collection of painted views of Windsor, spanning a 350-year period, and a 20th-century garden designed on the grounds of an Augustinian priory. « less
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a homely manor house, you felt that the owner had only just 'popped out for a minute'. The gardens were a pleasure to wander around and there was a working mill where the volunteers were happy to open the sluice so that you could see the mill wheel turn the grinding stones. A lovely 'chillaxing' day out.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We didn't get chance to visit the house as the gardens were so extensive and the perfect place for one of the hottest days of the year There is such a variety of views that I'm sure it's a place one would never tire of.

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Upton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We broke our journey from Wensham at this first rate National Trust property. They really have an excellent operation here. It was probably the hottest day of the year, but between us we saw the Mill working (a real treat) the House, including the interesting WW2 Museum, and the gardens. The staff were excellent, booking in a coach party with... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely National Trust property with great gardens for children and picnics (bring a rug) including an adventure playground, lots of little paths to run down and a mill which still mills its own flour. The house is interesting with lots of clocks to get the children to count and find while you look at the rooms. Limited numbers in the... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wonderful Gardens; the most imaginitive area planted with JUST Silver Birch - quite ghostly and white, very lovely, relaxing. Nicely done.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As National Trust members we're used to seeing gorgeous places but this one was outstanding. The house was bequeathed by Lord Fairhaven to the Trust at the end of the sixties and is in wonderful condition. The painting, sculptures, furnishings and soft furnishings are exquisite. The gardens are glorious with a lovely river walk to a working watermill where you... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On arriving at Anglesey Abbey we were pleased to see in the foyer a restaurant which serves anything from coffee and cakes sandwiches and lunches . also there is a large gift shop for after your visit . It is National Trust so we didn't have to pay . It is fairly expensive but so worth it as there is... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did not visit the actual house as I did not have enough time. The gardens are huge and well worth a visit. It has a lovely shop and restaurant. Its a great day out but allow a full day to do everything

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Vast grounds to walk around, with some very interesting planting in some of the areas. The house is rambling, and has some interesting 1960s features on show at the moment. Don't miss the working flour mill by the Lode.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I are members and took a friend one rainy day in July. The house may not be one of the most grandiose but it has a very comfortable homely feel to it. The house is interesting being full of all sorts of antiques but also interesting the background of Lord Fairhaven. The volunteers in the rooms are... More

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