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Stratfield Saye House & Estate

Reading, England
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Ranked #16 of 31 Attractions in Reading
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Reading, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
82 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
158 helpful votes 158 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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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We recently made our third visit to Stratfield Saye. My husband is a great fan of military history and the Duke of Wellington is his specialist subject! Each time we've visited there has been something new or different to see. We had a superb guide who was a font of information, and highly entertaining. Following the formal tour of the... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We popped in for a late lunch after a day shopping in a rather busy Reading There is plenty of parking here, what a joy to be away from the crowds in this farm setting Unfortunately as for lunch, although we were just in time, there would have been a half hour wait. On one hand I was pleased that... More

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