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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable, England
Phone Number: 01582 872407
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Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Dunstable
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We called in to the Whipsnade Tree Cathedral when we were in the area - this is a free attraction with a donations box in the car park, and well worth a visit. The trees are laid out to form the pillars of a 'green cathedral' with nave and chancel and various 'chapels' etc. It is a place to come... More 

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UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was really glad we discovered this lovely peaceful spot - we were the only people there which made it especially nice. We enjoyed walking around the different parts of the cathedral - all set out with different trees. Some parts were quite muddy, so suitable footwear is needed. It was free to visit, so great for a little stop.

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Beautiful ambience. The benches are marvelous and it's like an adventure as you explore. Regret we didn't have more time to soak it in. Beware of potholes on the road/drive leading in.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Such a peaceful place in an idyllic setting. Forget about the negative comments about this hidden gem, to every person who visits, they will gain a new enlightenment. It's one of my retreats that I go to for peace and tranquility. Enjoy. Through your own perspective.

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Berkhamsted
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's a quiet contemplative place it's a strange mystical place good for a picnic and perhaps write a letter of a poem I love it there it's not far from where I live. Some nice trees and planting and it's nice to take the family

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Old Warden
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Just been once again to this lovely place. It feels so magical to me that each time I go back I almost expect it to not be there, to have perhaps vanished, like a dream! Take your time if you go ... relish the atmosphere. There is as much invisible beauty and significance in this place as there is to... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A pleasant, whimsical concept but it sounds more magical than the reality. By all means, have a quick look if you are in the vicinity but to my mind it is just a pleasant spot with trees & shrubs planted in geometrical forms. I had conjured up a vision of huge, arching trees forming some almost Tolkien like forest. Sure... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

beautiful and magical, a most amazing place very serene and clean and lovely we had the most amazing time

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting concept, a bit overgrown and not sure I got the "cathedral layout". I wouldnt say it is worth going out of your way for, but if you are in the area and have a few minutes to kill at least you can say you've been.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Its very peaceful, and the variety of trees are lovely, but they need to do a lot more to make it convincing as a cathedral layout. Its not obvious, even when you use the plan. In fact the plan looks more like a castle than a cathedral. Been meaning to go for years as a long standing National Trust member,... More 

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