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Stratfield Saye House & Estate

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Address: , Reading, England
Phone Number: 01256/882882
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There are no signs at all to the house and the website has the Estate Office postcode which is at another location. Put this postcode into your satnav as it is the only one to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stratfield Saye House is the home of the Duke of Wellington and his family, descendents of the first Duke, the victor of the Battle of Waterloo. I have to confess at the outset I am an admirer of the Great Duke and this year, the 200th anniversary of the battle I thought I must visit his house. It is not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I visit the house today. The tour lasted over an hour. The guide was excellent and made the tour very enjoyable. I also looked at the exhibition which was very good. The tour groups are very small so you need to arrive early if you want to get on an early tour. There is a cafe for you to get... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The House is only open for a few weeks in the year as it is still in private ownership of the current Duke Of Wellington and no doubt the presence of the public is required to get some tax breaks. They certainly won't make too much money based on the short opening hours and limited number of tours available. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There are no signs at all to the house and the website has the Estate Office postcode which is at another location. Put this postcode into your satnav as it is the only one to get you to the house. RG7 2BZ. If history and houses interest you it is worth a visit when it opens to the public.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Visiting Stratfield Saye proved a challenge. There are very few road signs to the house. The GPS address given takes you to the Estate Office and the helpful staff at the Iron Duke pub advised they were always being asked to assist! While accepting this is a private house the fact is it is open to the public would suggest... More 

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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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