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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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Delightful! The one National Trust property where you can fully engage everything!

Imagine--no teasels anywhere! You can sit at table, dressed in medieval garb, and pass the plates, or raise the cups in the medieval dining hall. You can ride the indoor "horse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Imagine--no teasels anywhere! You can sit at table, dressed in medieval garb, and pass the plates, or raise the cups in the medieval dining hall. You can ride the indoor "horse" in the 18th century gentleman's study. Or wash the crockery piled up in the chaotic, busy Edwardian kitchen, if you have a mind to. If you like quieter entertainment,... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful house - one that I could quite imagine living in! The view of the house from the front is stunning - especially on a sunny day and the gardens are pretty. Inside is perfect - a completely 'hands on' experience - sit in the chairs, play snooker or billiards, read a paper, get dressed up, try... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely property and has some stunning topiary in the garden! The guides in each room know so much - ask them lots of questions to really experience the place.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had watched the BBC television programme "To the Manor Reborn" which followed the rehabilitation of the manor house and looking forward to a visit which didn`t disappoint us. The project`s aim was to create a new and unique experience, which was achieved, bringing to life the history from the Tudors to the 1930`s. The kitchen garden was also recreated... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited Avebury stone circle and Avebury Manor and it is well worth a visit, mind you this took us all day as there is so much to see! The stone circle is of course hugely impressive, and the Manor is fascinating after the collaboration between the BBC and the NT to furnish and decorate each room as a different... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice building set in pleasant but not outstanding gardens. However, the interior, having been ravaged by some trainee set designer from the BBC, is appalling! This sort of stuff belongs in a children's playground, and is not something the National Trust should be involved with. There are probably countless children telling their friends that they saw Queens Anne's bedroom, and... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Having watched the BBC documentary record of the transformation of this previously dilapidated manor some years ago, we were keen to see for ourselves the new look. Each room was lovingly restored and the room guides were keen to share interesting facts about the makeover. The rooms are each decorated to represent a different era. Visitors are encouraged to touch... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited the Manor House after a gap of several years, following the BBC and National Trust makeover. I found the new decor and scene setting made the old house come alive. Each room has been styled and decorated in a different era to reflect the history of the old house. Some of the BBC settings felt a bit like a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The manor is set out (paid for by the BBC for a documentary TV series with Penelope Keith which aired a few years ago) to reflect different periods through history. My personal favourite being the 1930's hall area. Throughout the rooms you can sit on/touch and feel items as they have been made or brought in (a bit like a... More 

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wilts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had so much fun here!! You can touch things and not get told off!! The children were able to dress up in tudor costumes and get into the beds!! the house is decorated from various periods through history there is also a childs guide that they wear round their necks and keeps them occupied too - only drawback is the... More 

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