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Anglesey Abbey

Lode, Cambridge CB5 9EJ, England
01223-811200
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Ranked #8 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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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited The Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre is a striking building, pleasant and helpful staff. The Restaurant produced limited but well prepared lunch. They do cater for special diets, gluten free products available. The gardens are extensive, sheltered, varied in nature. Well looked after. One of the best gardens we have visited this year. Well worth... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Anglesey Abbey offers an enjoyable escape in picturesque landscaped gardens. The house is interesting and it is set in relaxing formal gardens and parkland. While it is popular it is easy to escape the crowds, however unlike some National Trust properties (Ickworth and Blicking) the parkland is significantly smaller and much less walking is on offer. There is a nature... More

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived early one weekday afternoon and were dismayed to find the car park almost packed to the maximum. We needn't have worried... it seems most people were here to enjoy the gardens on a beautiful day... gardens so huge that the crowds just dissipated into the acres of trees, flowers, statuary and pathways. Every corner turned reveals another stunning... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A well organised National Trust property with excellent facilities, A luxury house to explore and wonderfully landscaped gardens that have several different areas to appeal to everyone - formal topiary, herbaceous borders, a mill, a wildlife woodland, a tree house etc etc and good tea room/restaurant

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Norfolk
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

You can't fail but be impressed by this wonderful place. From the minute you enter the cleverly organised car parking you feel positive. The welcome visitors receive on stepping inside the visitors' centre is warm and genuine. The volunteers (apart from one rather officious lady) were delightful. They were so informative and welcoming. The lady receiving National Trust members on... More

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loughborough
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65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nineteen years ago we went to anglesey Abbey and were followed round by stewards nervous that our son was about the launch himself from his baby carrier and destroy every precious artefact. We did not return until this year. Things have greatly improved. We admired the vast new facilities although the dining area is sleek it is rather noisy and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I loved the gardens and the working flour mill (you can get entry to just this part). The inside of the house was very museum-like and I didn't find it as enjoyable. I took advantage of the 50% off offer if you cycle there because it's along a national cycle network but wouldn't do that again, despite being a very... More

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Cambs UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I looked up the price before I visited the gardens and on arrival I was asked for more money.. Thinking that either NTrust had not updated their website or I had misread the price I paid up. There was no mention of gift aid,in any case with gift aid one has to fill in paperwork. This rather spoilt my visit.... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited Anglesey Abbey today and it turned out to be one of the best National Trust properties we have experienced. The reception area was very good with staff being extremely helpful. They made good suggestions about the best way to organise our day between the very lovely walks, Lode Mill and the house. The walks were well laid out,... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The buildings at Anglesey Abbey are fine, as are the facilities, but the real highlight for my wife and I were the grounds and gardens. They are interesting, thoughtfully laid out, well care for and high quality. But particularly they are extensive - if you are thinking of visiting I recommend you allow for potentially a whole day there. Perhaps... More

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