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Sudbury Hall

Sudbury, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
01283 585337
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I found the exterior of this restoration mansion rather uninspiring but was perhaps influenced by the seemingly ubiquitous National Trust scaffolding on the rear elevation; but we must be pleased the Trust is taking steps to stop our heritage falling down. The highlight of the interior is the grand staircase and spectacular ceilings, the staircase reputedly being the finest in... More

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UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Nice house and setting, visited another national trust location about 40 mins drive away, so good to combine journey for more than one property visit.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I am a NT member and this was a quick visit as travelling through the area. The Childhood Museum was lovely and I fail to see how anyone would not remember some toy, book or game from their past. We had a lovely piece of coffee cake from the tea shop but I think there is room for improvement with... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I am a National Trust member and we decided to visit due to staying nearby. We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Sudbury Hally and the museum of childhood. The house was beautiful and very interesting. The museum of childhood was great, the children enjoyed looking at all the displays and really enjoyed taking part in the school class, they especially... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The house itself was very impressive but inside there was no atmosphere to it, the long gallery was the only impressive part. The staff tried to be helpful but there was not much to learn about the property. The museum of childhood was a disappointment, it seemed that there was no order to the displays of the various toys. The... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The greeting to our party was warm but this house lacked atmosphere and failed to enthuse me. It's lacks and seems sparse in its interior furnishings, the long gallery is fairly impressive with a wonderful painted display chest of drawers and paintings, The tea room was very utilitarian and like a cafeteria. I found outside signage poor.

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Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful house and the museum of childhood is amazing... Well worth a visit.... The kitchen and museum were my favourite part of the visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
74 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit but it felt as though something was missing. I dare say the guides could have given information if ask but I felt there should have been more information readily available. The laminated cards barely mentioned any of the furniture.

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely and well maintained National Trust Property with something for all. The house itself prides itself on the lovely woodcarvings on the ceiling and staircases. The volunteer guides are friendly and always willing to do some more explaining. Take the kids into the toy museum! They can test out different toys and look at some toys their parents and grandparents... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

In 1995, I watched each Sunday night as the BBC/A&E first aired Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, and fell in love with the film production of the novel I had read and re-read. Visiting Sudbury Hall was like walking with Lizzie and her aunt and uncle inside of Pemberly, as this is the house that was... More

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