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Avebury Manor

Address: Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Avebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Avebury Manor is originally Tudor but has been much extended by various owners over the centuries. However, what makes it so much fun is the restoration of the interior carried out for the BBC series 'To The Manor Reborn' in 2011, with each room decorated and furnished to reflect a different era in the life of the manor. The volunteer... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just had the most wonderful time at Avebury Manor today. The manor was all decked out for Xmas with different rooms representing different time periods from Tudor through to 1930. It was fantastic for the kids as the whole manor is very hands on and the kids were encouraged to touch, explore everything, dress up in costumes and even jump... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A hands on house experience where one can touch everything, including the snooker table, courtesy of the BBC, which refurbished the rooms for "The Manor Reborn" series. Volunteers in each room, which are decorated in different eras representing various owners of the Manor, recount information about the owners and period. Impressive and fascinating.

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Wolverhampton
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have visited many National Trust properties, but this excels itself in that the staff in every room were chatty and happy to talk about the room you were in, rather than just sit/stand there and wait to be asked. We felt this really bought the place to life and made it more memorable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As National Trust members we expect a certain standard at its properties. Avebury Manor was exceptional. Visitors were quite simply allowed the run of the house with virtually no restrictions. We were encouraged to sit on the chairs, lie on the beds, and even use the billiards table if we wanted. The staff at the Manor went out of their... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had visited Avebury Manor Gardens on our only previous visit six years earlier, but the house wasn't open then. We had wanted to return ever since and an overcast November Monday seemed the perfect opportunity, particularly as the house was open, unlike many that had already closed at the end of October. The lady in the reception building was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Tudor Manor house in the care of the National Trust is a bit different in as much as it has been in the possession of many people since it was first built. For this reason there is no original furniture or possessions left belonging to families who have lived here. The Trust have ,therefore ,cleverly furnished each room according... More 

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Excellent exhibits. You can touch the items and the gardens are amazing. Half term cat trail kept a small boy amused.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

One of the best NT properties we've visited due to he fact it's so child friendly. They are actively encouraged to touch things, open drawers, sit on chairs and even climb into a four poster bed. The kids had a great time in the kitchen mixing bowls of flour, oats and coffee!! Literally had to drag them away!! The Halloween... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When it was announce we would be visiting the manor house in Avebury rather than walking round the stones I was quietly unimpressed. I like the stone you see, not because I believe in fairies, or cause I think crystals have energy or even because I wear a cape and call be self a witch.... lol But because they are... More 

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