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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable, England
Phone Number: 01582 872407
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Dunstable
Type: Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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