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Snowshill Manor

Broadway, Snowshill WR12 7JU, England
44 1386 852410
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Snowshill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens
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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see in this house full of Charles Wade's wonderful collection of eclectic items. You need to take the time to peer into cabinets and rooms to find unusual treasures - often tricky when the house is busy. So it's worth return visits, because you will see something new every time. If your children are curious... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I had fond memories of this house from many years ago. It didn't seem quite as good this time. On reflection, I think it is because the collection has been organised and ordered since, so it doesn't show all its idiosyncracies. These are clearer in the Priest's House. Still worth a visit, especially for the geeky.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

charles wade collected that many things on his travels he had to move in next door the priests house, when you arrive you first go through the shop and down to the cafe from here to the house is further than you think however they have a golf type cart driven by john a must on a hot day after... More

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
25 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Car park is some way from the manor but they do have a buggy service for those unable to do the walk. The gardens are compact, well laid out and pleasant to stroll round. The manor is built in the Arts and Crafts style and is a veritable treasure trove of almost anything vaguely collectable. Model ships, bicycles, musical instruments,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Mr. Wade was quite the collector! We enjoyed seeing all the "different and unusual" things in his collection - especially enjoying the antique bicycles and Samurai armour. The gardens and dove house were also very interesting. We enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and scone at the tea shop and enjoyed watching the children play outside in the nice play... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

All very interesting, very good guide (I think his name was tony) he gave a short talk on how the property came to be in the hands of the NT, very informative and a very pleasant friendly man

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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is among the strangest of the National Trust's properties, a lovely old house crammed literally to the rafters with the astonishing and eclectic array of objects collected by its eccentric owner, Charles Wade. Samurai warriors in one room, strange musical instruments in another, scores of ancient bicycles and spinning wheels in the loft. There is a surprise behind every... More

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A National Trust gem offering a fascinating and unusual collection of items. You cannot fail to be amazed as you enter the old manor house with every room filled to capacity with objects of curiosity from bygone years. The old house is a quirky building itself and on our visit the eerie weather added to the atmosphere, especially in some... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you can manage a fair walk up a very steep hill this is an amazing place. The variety of objects collected by one man is fascinating, all displayed as he intended in themed rooms. A special room if you are interested is that with suits of samurai armour, imaginatively displayed. Timed ticket entrance means it doesn't get too overcrowded.... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I visited Snowshill on 28 August as part of a coach party from Dorset. I went straight to the "restaurant" at about 1.00 p.m. to have a meal as I had been travelling since 8 a.m. I had seen from a previous review that the only thing on offer was tarts and soup but thought this was exaggerated. But no... More

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