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Avebury Manor

Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Avebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We did enjoy this NT property with a difference. I've never visited anywhere before where you were positively encouraged to try the beds chairs etc and to touch things. It was enormous fun. But the rooms too were fascinating. I'd have enjoyed it even as a classic NT property. We were sorry to miss the Tudor rooms - closed due... More

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

House was done up by the BBC in changing rooms style . Featuring rooms from different eras I'm not sure it was the best idea for the property but it makes an interesting visit

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

National Trust property that's been restored to demonstrate life through the ages - from Tudor times til 1930's, each with a story around a member of the household from that period. It's fabulous that your can touch anything that you want to/sit on the seats/leaf through the magazines/pick up the pans in the kitchen - it makes the whole thing... More

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rotorua
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

All staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers,who encourage you to sit on the furniture,read the old newspapers,play the phonograph,read the old books on the shelves. All over the UK we have visited stately old homes and manors,this is the very first where you can lie on the beds,play snooker on the table. Also the church is well worth seeing,where else in... More

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bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Visited today, unsure what to expect. Great day out. Friendly volunteers, wonderful to experience the house without any Thistles anywhere. Do the Stones tour, well worth £3, Peter who was our guide was very interesting and informative. Will visit again as time didnt enable us to see it all.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had loved the TV series on the renovation of the Manor, and it was great to see it in real life. The volunteers are very knowledgable and seem to really love their involvement. Unfortunately a couple of rooms were closed due to work required to stop a ceiling from collapsing. Never mind, I have now ordered the DVD of... More

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chester le street
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wonderful and refreshing experience. Nothing is what it seems to be. No need to worry about sitting down or touching things. Totally artificially recreated by the BBC. A mammoth film set really, with motivated, interesting going volunteers to provide insights. Look out for a very. Lvel exercise machine in the dining room. You can even have a go if you... More

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Melksham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Avebury Manor is a really interesting and unusual National Trust property to visit. A renovation project undertaken in collaboration with the BBC for a television series it is furnished with reproduction or newly made furniture. Each room representing a different era in the history of the house. Very much hands on and the very friendly room guides encourage you to... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very interesting renovation showcased in the documentary To the Manor Reborn. Tea rooms voted best in national trust. Stone circle nearby worth visiting too.

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Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

In all my years I had never before visited Avebury. Its a great place for everyone. Families or couples there is something for everyone. Just got home an hour ago. The village shop is fascinating with crystals and lots of gift ideas. The stones are impressive and the site is vast. I had no idea how large it was before.... More

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