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Hatchlands Park

East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT, England
01483 222482
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Guildford
Type: Parks
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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This Georgian mansion is nothing special to look at from outside, but inside is completely different. The walls in all the rooms are covered by the Cobbe collection of paintings including works of art by Titan and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Also throughout the house are many keyboard instruments, one, a harpsichord dating back to 1636. Many of the others dating... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Title says is all really. I've never used the tea rooms always taken a picnic. I go with my young boys and friends with their children. The bluebell display is beautiful and the areas where they have set up for children to explore is great as it really encourages kids to get outdoors

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Boston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not the most Beautiful or grandest of the National Trusts properties, however if you are fascinated by musical history then you will be in for a treat inside this property is the Cobbe Collection of Keyboard instruments, Piano's , Harpsichords, Spinet's etc. The interior of the property exceeds the exterior the grounds are well worth a walk round and maybe... More

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Melbourne
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am so glad that I visited Hatchlands Park. The house is actually occupied so during the summer the inhabitants move upstairs. I know nothing about music or instruments but the collection of pianofortes and harpsichords etc were really beautiful; some are 300 years old. In one room there is an organ, complete with pipes, that a volunteer was playing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

If you are keen on early keyboards (pianofortes, harpsichords, spinets, organs, virginals) this is the place for you. The audio guide to the instruments us excellent with lots of historical detail and recordings off the instruments being played, but if you are really keen then enter the house as soon as it opens. That will give you enough time to... More

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England
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Admiral Edward Boscawen and his wife Fanny had the house built in the 1750s, but they didn’t have the opportunity to live there very long as he died of a fever and other families have made changes to the house and gardens over the years. There are some gorgeous rooms and for the past 25 years Alec Cobbe has been... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Spent a lovely day here with grandchildren, two three year olds and an eight month old, and their mums. The children just ran free in the grounds and enjoyed the wildness of the walks and the natural adventure playground. Just outside the house (which we didn't go into on this occasion)there were space hoppers, balls and giant chess to keep... More

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a lovely few hours here whilst away on holiday. Price not too bad considering we weren't in the national trust (£8 an adult) House doesn't open til 2pm but was worth a visit - lots of art/music collections and very knowledgable volunteers! Loved the long walks and grateful for a sunny day!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Hatchlands still has a resident family who are very much in evidence. The art collection is overwhelming at times, and has to be seen to be believed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Both my sister and I had a delicious panini with salad, and then cakes and tea served by friendly and efficient staff in the restaurant. Then a lovely summer walk through meadows before visiting the house which was particularly enjoyable as actually lived in, allowing you to walk amongst furniture and pianos. Was also good value entry if not a... More

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