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Avebury Manor

Address: Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Avebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

A hands on house experience where one can touch everything, including the snooker table, courtesy of the BBC, which refurbished the rooms for "The Manor Reborn" series. Volunteers in each room, which are decorated in different eras representing various owners of the Manor, recount information about the owners and period. Impressive and fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have visited many National Trust properties, but this excels itself in that the staff in every room were chatty and happy to talk about the room you were in, rather than just sit/stand there and wait to be asked. We felt this really bought the place to life and made it more memorable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As National Trust members we expect a certain standard at its properties. Avebury Manor was exceptional. Visitors were quite simply allowed the run of the house with virtually no restrictions. We were encouraged to sit on the chairs, lie on the beds, and even use the billiards table if we wanted. The staff at the Manor went out of their... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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
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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
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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