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Mompesson House

Cathedral Close, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #10 of 28 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Good value but quality cakes and nice tea in lovely setting of the garden. We didnt have time to visit the house but looked nice from what we saw. The tea room is located in the garden as such and I am not sure if there is a charge to be able to access as this is through the house... More

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United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

One of the National Trust's smaller houses. We often visit just for the cafeteria - a very friendly and cosy establishment. The house is well worth a visit - although there are less facilities than at larger properties. As it is situated in the Cathedral Close, just alongside Chorister's Green, it is a welcome addition to a visit to Salisbury... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved this house and it's view of the cathedral. There was a fabulous collection of clocks including one that played a hymn on the hour. The sculptures were interesting and loved the handmade silk butterflies. The courtyard garden was also lovely, although quite small. Great for passing an hour or so or probably a couple of hours if you visit... More

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Small but interesting National trust owned property. Lovely atmosphere, nice little gardens. Tea room tiny but well organised and prompt service despite being busy.

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CARMARTHENSHIRE
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21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Called here after being to Salisbury Cathedral being next door to it was well worth the call to this 18 century house with plenty of history about it. So if you have a couple of hours to spare after being to the cathedral then a walk across the square it worth taking a look.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nothing special about the visit - disappointing that the house was not furnished with the original furniture. Had the servants' rooms been open, it might have been slightly more interesting!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The furnishings are not the original (I think few NT houses are?) but indicate the various, mainly Georgian, periods the house went through. Great way to spend a wet bank holiday Monday

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Koblenz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Mompesson House is quite small, but it a nice athmosphere and there is quite something to see. I like the garden and the tearoom is quite nice, too.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

worth going if you have a national truest ticket, but I would have been disappointed if we had paid. not much to see, quite a small house and not at all elaborate. small garden. the tea room was a total let down. At the very least I expected a nice Victoria sponge or chocolate cake but sadly it was just... More

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Salisbury
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This superb but compact Queen Anne house is tucked into the corner of the Cathedral Close. You can park in the Close, but don't give grief to the National Trust, it is the Cathedral's car park! The quiet atmosphere and wonderful collection of furniture, glasses, silver and paintings make for a very pleasant visit. The room stewards are especially good... More

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