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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very disappointed that Wellington's home is only open at Easter and July and August. This is the 200th anniversary of the battle, surely it could be opened for just one year in this very important date Very poor signage to the house,unless this is arrested for July and August. If you are coming down the A33 from Reading to Basingstoke... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

1815 ~ 2015 this represents a special anniversary for the battle of Waterloo, so it is more significant this year to visit Stratfield Saye House and see how the Iron Duke lived after his success of not only Waterloo but all the other battles he won. The house is full of interesting paintings and busts the guides are very knowledgable... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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