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Avebury Manor

Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Avebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had visited Avebury Manor Gardens on our only previous visit six years earlier, but the house wasn't open then. We had wanted to return ever since and an overcast November Monday seemed the perfect opportunity, particularly as the house was open, unlike many that had already closed at the end of October. The lady in the reception building was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Tudor Manor house in the care of the National Trust is a bit different in as much as it has been in the possession of many people since it was first built. For this reason there is no original furniture or possessions left belonging to families who have lived here. The Trust have ,therefore ,cleverly furnished each room according... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Excellent exhibits. You can touch the items and the gardens are amazing. Half term cat trail kept a small boy amused.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

One of the best NT properties we've visited due to he fact it's so child friendly. They are actively encouraged to touch things, open drawers, sit on chairs and even climb into a four poster bed. The kids had a great time in the kitchen mixing bowls of flour, oats and coffee!! Literally had to drag them away!! The Halloween... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When it was announce we would be visiting the manor house in Avebury rather than walking round the stones I was quietly unimpressed. I like the stone you see, not because I believe in fairies, or cause I think crystals have energy or even because I wear a cape and call be self a witch.... lol But because they are... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Unlike other NT properties you can touch, sit, play, read and lie. This property was restored by the BBC and so isn't full of ancient precious stuff (sure there is old stuff here) and that means that you are positively encouraged to touch things, take books off the shelves, try the beds, play billiards, and best of all, sit anywhere... More

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Foulridge, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Found the people staffing the property very helpfull and approachable. Was able to photograph within the building, even using a tripod. All of the rooms are decorated to different historical periods which made the visit all the more interesting.

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San Francisco Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I wandered through the manor and found it great fun - we sat in the Tudor parlor chairs, with me making believe I was cutting up a hog for a photo; we were asked if we wanted to lay in the bed upstairs; saw the magnificent wallpaper in the Governor of Jamaica Dining Room and heard it's... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We wandered up to the manor and along with a few other people were met by a guide outside the small doorway into the property. She then proceeded to tell us about the history of the place which was fine. 10 minutes later she was still at it and i just decided to turn around and leave, assuming that if... More

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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Most unusual to furnish each room in a different period from Tudor to 1930's This makes the manor very interesting and the NT volunteers in each room are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic The gardens are not very big and are nothing special but worth a walk around

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