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Sudbury Hall

Sudbury, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
01283 585337
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We recently visited the Childrens Museum at Sudbury Hall, which is absolutely fantastic. We even found ourselves in the classroom learning what life was like at a village school a 100 years ago. The staff are very knowledgable and helpful, great play area for the kids, the grounds are lovely, the hall is beautiful. All in all what a great... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A lovely setting, we visited though on a dreary wet day during school holidays. This as a slight mistake as it was very busy where you were queuing to look at everything. I am sure that having chose the right day and weather this would have been an intriguing place to have visited. Otherwise I would suggest it was an... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

fab place to visit if you are in the area. really interesting place. we enjoyed a cream tea (of which i am an expert)

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Cirencester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A magnificent building with a fascinating history. The museum brought back many memories of childhood, and is a great place to take today's children.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was very disappointed there was no guide book. There was A4 cards with some info on about most rooms but if it was busy not enough Information cards to go around. Lots of Info on the Paintings in each room, but would have liked my own Guide on the Hall.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is so wonderful that the National Trust preserves lovely old houses such as this. We have a wonderful heritage. The hall was full of volunteers so you could ask what you wanted but more info could be available on the plastic info sheets re the history, the paintings etc. The museum of childhood is next door, I have grandchildren... More

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

From the outside a mix up of styles and inside an astonishing work of art - amazing plasterwork and a staircase outrageously grand! Visits to properties like this allow your mind to run riot - shame to have that experience broken into half way around by being pounced on by a volunteer wanting to sell me raffle tickets. Leave that... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
118 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A very attractive building from outside and really well presented inside, in really good condition. Some fantastic portrait paintings and a magnificent main staircase with beautiful murals. Well worth seeing. Nice grounds, no formal gardens but lovely to wander by the lake. Also visited the church with is well worth a look inside. The Museum of Childhood is a must.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Hall Much of a muchness as far as stately homes go, the opulence is not the same in comparison with, say, Belton House (Grantham). Nonetheless, Sudbury Hall does not disappoint, a myriad of corridors run through and past many a lavishly furnished room. Look out for the small but intriguing library featuring cast iron spiral staircase and balustrade balcony;... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited the Toy museum with my daughters aged 8 and 5 and they absolutely loved it. They loved being a chimney sweep and went on the climb several times and thoroughly enjoyed seeing a whole range of toys from yesteryear including bedrooms on the ceiling! We spend hours in the museum, the grounds and the play area. The staff were... More

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