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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Whipsnade, Dunstable, England
01582 872407
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Dunstable
Type: Religious Sites, Parks
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Old Warden
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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