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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Whipsnade, Dunstable, England
01582 872407
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Dunstable
Type: Religious Sites, Parks
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I thought it rather overrated. It's basically a nice park. You have to look really, really hard to see the shape of a cathedral in it.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

As a National Trust member I wanted to think positively of this attraction but unfortunately there isn't much to think positive about. The tree cathedral is simply a small garden that is meant to resemble the layout of a cathedral. Though if you weren't told that you really wouldn't guess. You're unlikely to spend more than 10 minutes here and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Could be nice and has potential, has some good scenery but is poorly maintained and could do with some paper maps as well as wooden ones dotted about the place.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good place to go and visit for a free afternoon out. Can take dogs out on long walks around the area

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A beautiful area and a very cleverly positioned tree cathedral - make sure you have you have your cameras!

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Broadstone, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

If you're into your trees and plant life in general then it's worth a visit. Very pretty but not much to look at but some strategically planted trees and bushes. Use the car park to walk to dunstable Downs for a cuppa as its free to park. The road on your left as you come out of the tree cathedral... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

... And interesting but unexciting. Good place for a walk or picnic on a nice day. A little difficult to find. The entrance is off a crescent of houses. If you drive up to the village hall, you have missed it! IMO not really worth making a great effort unless you are into trees or looking for that quiet walk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

I've visited the Tree Cathedral many times and always enjoy it. A perfect Church but with trees instead of walls. Maintained by the National Trust but free to visit, it's well worth popping in on your way to Whipsnade Zoo or Ashridge Forrest for some peaceful contemplation.

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