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Avebury Manor

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Address: Avebury SN8 1RF, England
Phone Number: 01672-53-92-50
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A Manor Reborn

A few years ago, The BBC & National Trust came together to produce a most wonderful living property where visitors really can imagine what life was like for the various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A few years ago, The BBC & National Trust came together to produce a most wonderful living property where visitors really can imagine what life was like for the various inhabitants of Avebury Manor throughout its history. Unlike at most NT properties, here you are encouraged to get up very close to the property and my 8 year old grandson... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A strange and quirky manor along with the village, Silbury hill and the henge is steeped in pagan influence and history.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A National Trust property with a difference. You can get on or into the beds (minus shoes off course), sit on the chairs and touch the artefacts (except the silk wallpaper which is extra precious). On arrival we were given relevant information and a floor plan. Guides in each room are very knowledgeable which enhances the experience. The kitchen was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Each room of this recently renovated manor is set in a different period, dating back to the bedroom of Queen Ann. Unusually, you are encouraged to touch things and sit on the furniture. The staff in each room are a font of knowledge and eager to share it. A most interesting place

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Cerritos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is run by the National Trust, free to members and is not your typical museum. Here they encourage you to sit on the furniture and touch things. It is more of a BBS design house with lots of quirky items. The docents were fantastic - explained all the things and the history of the founder - they were knowledgeable... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a place - you can touch and try out everything except the Chinese wallpaper in the dining room that was specially hand painted. Normally at National Trust house it is "don't touch", but at this one the kids can sit on the beds, on the chairs, ride the exercise chair, try snooker, look in the cupboards, read the books... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Now this was an un expected treasure! Do leave yourself loads of time to explore this really quirky house. Refreshingly different to other NT properties. Every member of staff/volunteer was keen to engage to the point that you felt part of the house, with much enouragement and the permission to feel,listen,smell,explore,taste, play..... No aspic in sight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What a wonderful place Avebury Manor is not like the usual National Trust place full of keep off and DO NOT TOUCH signs, here you can and we did try out the beds, sit in the morning room and read a period magazine, play a game of snooker in the library., listen to a wind gramophone. The staff were enthusiastic... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was the second to last NT property we visited at the end of a whistle stop tour of places within the Home Counties, over five days. Shot past the car park and did end up at the end of a very tiny (but pretty) lane, before realising our mistake. Let ourselves into the car park as we were exceptionally... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Yesterday stopped at Avebury on the way back from the South West. If you are not a member of the National Trust hold on to your wallet because they try to take as much of your hard earned cash as they can. It starts with the parking, £7.00 for all day or £3.00 after 4pm coins only. Then you get... More 

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Address: Avebury SN8 1RF, England
Phone Number: 01672-53-92-50
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Avebury

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