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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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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Did not find this place easily, found the famous stones, but the Manor was not well signposted from the road. Found the car park by accident and there was a long walk from the car park to the Manor. However, when we arrived at the manor, it was very well worth the visit. Interesting place with a fascinating history. Well... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Before you enter the manor you are told that you may touch anything in the house (except the wallpaper), and wander the rooms at your leisure. You are also given a map. There have been many properties where I have longed to touch some of the historical items but not here. Perhaps in being allowed to touch, it takes the... More

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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We first visited Avery Manor after seeing the TV series about how The Manor was 'brought back to life' in a joint programme between the BBC and The National Trust. Presenters Penelope Keith and Paul Martin worked with historians and expert craftsmen to recreate among other things, hand painted Chinese wallpaper and beautifully embroidered fabrics for the Queen Anne bed... More

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Basingstoke
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Really impressed with Avebury Manor. Apparently the BBC partnered with them a few years ago and created an interactive house from different periods - my son especially enjoyed the kitchen and Queen Ann's room. Staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the house. Coupled with the Stone Circles this is a great morning/afternoon out. Wish all... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We took two young children to the manor house with low expectations but had a great time. The house is laid out very well and you're encouraged to touch and feel everything. Staff are very friendly and helpful. This is by far the best attraction of its kind that I've seen in the UK or abroad.

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Windsor
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very recently I was in Wiltshire and decided to visit the National Trust property Avebury Manor having seen the TV programme about the restoration done in conjunction with the BBC. It was truly a great day out, the rooms that have been restored are dressed in different periods starting with the Tudor hall. But what is so very different from... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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