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Lyveden New Bield

near Oundle, PE8 5AT, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Yorkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Enjoyed Lyveden very much, interesting and well restored. Lovely open space to wander, dogs welcome on leads, and plenty of waterbowls for dogs. The volunteer who served us in the cafe was quite frankly an odd lady, the savoury scones were stale. So, unusually for National Trust, the tea room not a good experience, though wd recommend the venue itself.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The National Trust have done a great job in restoring the grounds here. The audio guide was good. This was the second property we visited for the Tresham family today. The other is about 20 mins away it's called Rushton triangular lodge. It's amazing to see a property that has been untouched since the Tudor times. The food is very... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you have any interest in history and love our countryside, Lyveden New Bield is a "must visit". We listened to the guided tour as we walked and finished with a traditional cream tea in the most gorgeous cottage garden. Beautiful!

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Banbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As National Trust members we have visited many places with in a two hour journey, but discovered we had not visited Lyveden. It is worth a visit but only if you take the offer if the audio tour which is at no extra cost to both members and non members. The building was never finished but its shell is still... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An excellent venue for all ages. Good open grounds for picnics, easy parking, splendid reconstructed orchard with old fruit varieties and a lake/mound with wildlife. The main attraction is Tresham's building from Elizabethan times, full of wonderful religious symbolism and the work of one of the old recusant families who suffered for their adherence to the old religion. Good place... More

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

English heritage site so you can take up to 6 children in if you are so brave. They will love the canals and mounds and places to explore.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Unusual national trust house, not a ruin or restored but one that never got fully built! The 17th century gardens are unique as they were never finished either so remain faithful to the original layout.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nestling within the beautiful, yet lonely countryside just outside Oundle in the East of Northamptonshire,is the Elizabethan unfinished building which had belonged to the Tresham family from about 1450. Sir Thomas Tresham died in 1605 following many years of religious persecution. Thomas' son, Francis, along with his cousins Catesby and Wintour became involved in the Gunpowder Plot. Now owned by... More

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Bramshall, Staffordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fabulous National Trust property. Lovely to walk around on a sunny day with the audio tour. You have to have the Double cream ice cream after all that walking

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Devon girl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were looking for a NT property to stop at to break a very long drive and so stopped here without knowing anything about the place just to stretch our legs and eat our lunch. It was a great choice and certainly we would visit again and spend a bit more time as we didn't have time to do the... More

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