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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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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I regularly cycle the bridleway that runs past here so when I saw they were having an open weekend I jumped at the chance to have a look round & learn something about this intriguing building. We too along a group of family members including an elderly person with limited mobility, most of the site was fine for her to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a lovely day here. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was superb. We had to wait for the scones to come out of the oven so they couldn't have been fresher! We will definitely be going back.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Well worth taking the trouble to listen to the unique history of this site using one of the audio units. Pleasant tea room worth a visit after your tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very interesting place to visit. Sad this house has stood unfinished for over 400 years, really interesting to look round though and see where doorways, floors and fire places etc would have been if it was finished. Why hasn't someone finished the job?! The audio guide is good too and the walk of the orchards and moated feild is beautiful.... More

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Yorkshire
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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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