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Avebury Manor

Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Avebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As seen on the TV, the Manor has been updated and refurbished. You can lie on the bed and touch items - but I feel the unique atmosphere has been lost Timed tickets. Felt somewhat rushed Will not revisit the Manor - but the Stones are fantastic!

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Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Take a camera !!! Climb on the four poster bed, sit on furniture. super visit, worth every penny. The guides knew their history and were very informative.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited the manor on the way home, another National Trust triumph, parking was expensive £7 and no alternatives as the village has no parking everywhere, the Manor is great and you can touch things as they are mostly reproduction , but its great , if you saw the programme on TV you will understand , if you didn't then... More

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Berkshire, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely property where you are actually encouraged to touch and feel items and open cupboards and drawers. This featured in a programme "To The Manor Reborn" in 2011 in which Penelope Keith and Paul Martin helped in the restoration of the manor. They did a beautiful job. The room with the Chinese wallpaper was my favourite and stunning. The wallpaper... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really enjoyed a visit to this manor house. Don't expect genuine old artefacts as most items are reproduction, but this does allow the fantastic opportunity to move around freely, sit on the old chairs, bed etc, and get a better idea of how life was lived in this nice old property. Good garden area too with plants, produce, ponds.

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San Diego, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently "re-born" due to the BBC Avebury Manor is one of the few National Trust properties where you can touch objects and sit on furniture. I had a very enjoyable visit this June and the volunteers were all friendly and open to engaging in conversation, not always the case at NT properties.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A beautiful setting. Helpful NT members in house rooms to explain the history etc. Service in restaurant slow, mainly due to poor technology I.e. card machine.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been here 5 or 6 times with our kids and various groups from friends to family. There is lots to do, exploring the stone circles in various different fields, having a lovely ice cream from the village shop (Marshfields), dressing up and colouring in in the barn, running around the gardens, a play area with toy tractors, frisbees,... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As a local I hadn't visited the manor before & thought it long overdue. Temper your expectations accordingly & you won't be as disappointed as I. There is little of original value & the house has been recreated in a mish-mash of styles. The benefits of this are that there is nothing of any huge value so everyone is encouraged... More

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Inverness
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm not a great fan of Stately Homes and had really come to Avebury (on my own) to see the stones and henge. However, I thought I'd have a look at the Manor and I'm very glad I did. I won't go through the history / description here, as other reviewers have done that perfectly adequately. I do recommend a... More

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