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Stratfield Saye House & Estate

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Address: Reading, England
Phone Number: 01256/882882
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Fascinating insight into the Duke of Wellington

This is is very interesting house house with very knowledgeable guides who tells out all ab about the history of the house, the Duke of Wellington, the Battle of Waterloo and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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English first
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is is very interesting house house with very knowledgeable guides who tells out all ab about the history of the house, the Duke of Wellington, the Battle of Waterloo and the family. The grounds are peaceful with the lovely River Loddon running through the park. Apart from a nice tea shop there is nothing to spoil this house

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stratfield Saye, the country home of the "Iron Duke" - the Duke of Wellington, is still the family home of his descendants and only occasionally open to the public, Visitors are shown round the House in small groups. We had a time slot an hour after our arrival - we had a coffee then explored the lovely gardens before our... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have lived nearby for many years - yet this is the first visit that we have ever made. We have been missing out! Conducted tours with guides who know what they are talking about. Limited opening Summer Season.

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Amersham
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lucky find as we did the non motorway route home from the New Forest. The cheese counter had vast selection and we were glad to sample before we bought some Stinking Bishop. Our dog liked watching the hens as we had a cream tea with generous sized scones. Would return if we passed by.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Having visited Stratfield Saye some years ago, my wife and I couldn't remember much of our last visit. This visit was well worth it. The weather was fine which meant we were able to explore the grounds. There are guided tours of the house, but you will not be disappointed. The two guides we had were very informative and it... More 

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York, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friend & I came to visit as it was in the vicinity of Highclere Castle. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Stratfield Saye House, the guides were very knowledgeable and brought the family's story to life. The carriage which transported the Duke's coffin to St Paul's Cathedral is stored in one of the outhouses, so you can see how... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our guided tour was most enjoyable, lasted just over an hour. Only 5 of us on the tour (weather wasn't very nice). Tea room not very big & didn't accept cards, I think it could be very busy on a nice day. We had rain so couldn't look around the grounds or walled gardens but we are HHA members so... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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141 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The house itself is stunning and has a lot of art, rooms and furniture to look at. The guides are very knowledgeable (although not paid as well as they should be for their knowledge…) The grounds are also stunning and well kept. Nice, but an expensive outing, even when booked as a group

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Bournemouth
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We arrived when the gates opened to 11.30am. We were booked on the first guided tour at 11.50am.The group was only10 and the guides could not have been more knowledgeable. This is a really great house which is lived in by the son and family of the Duke who is now 99 years old and lives on the estate. This... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After eventually finding the house, not sign posted from the village of Stratfield Saye, we arrived at 11.50 for the 12noon tour, which according their website the first one of the day (guided tours only) only to be told it was sold out and the next available one was at 1pm. There had been earlier tours at 11.15 & 11.40am... More 

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