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Avebury Manor

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Address: Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Possibly the best National Trust property to take kids...

So many National Trust properties are, by their very nature inaccessable to children. You can't touch this, you can't sit on that, don't get me wrong, they have to be to protect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

So many National Trust properties are, by their very nature inaccessable to children. You can't touch this, you can't sit on that, don't get me wrong, they have to be to protect the objects held in trust, but you can't escape the fact that the 'look and don't touch' rule makes things boring for little people with short attention spans... More 

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nice to see that the house has been preserved and will continue to be looked after, although it's presentation is not exactly what we would expect from a Trust property. Still worth a visit though.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The children really enjoyed themselves here. Every room is set out in a different era. The children are allowed to touch and get close to all items in the house and even get in the beds. The staff are really helpful and happy to be there.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Avebury Manor is originally Tudor but has been much extended by various owners over the centuries. However, what makes it so much fun is the restoration of the interior carried out for the BBC series 'To The Manor Reborn' in 2011, with each room decorated and furnished to reflect a different era in the life of the manor. The volunteer... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just had the most wonderful time at Avebury Manor today. The manor was all decked out for Xmas with different rooms representing different time periods from Tudor through to 1930. It was fantastic for the kids as the whole manor is very hands on and the kids were encouraged to touch, explore everything, dress up in costumes and even jump... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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Wolverhampton
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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
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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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84 helpful votes 84 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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