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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
115 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
74 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days touring the area visiting NT places. We were disappointed that the Hall was closed, so need to check the timetable in advance. However, The Museum of Childhood was open and was great. The displays are all carefully laid out, with lots of interaction for the children. It certainly brought back many memories of my past seeing... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't manage to get on the tours as these were full even though we were there early. As national trust members we did not notice the admission charge. The restaurant part was very clean and the day we went it was sunny so we also enjoyed a drink outside. There was evidence of good facilities with wheelchair access. The... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are many more exciting NT properties and the garden is nothing special at all, but it has enough of interest to make a trip worthwhile. Like all these places, it's easy to drift from room to room, but the guides will bring the place alive and make it a much more interesting visit. The Museum of Childhood is great... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful hall and interesting museum Went during summer holidays, far too busy with children everywhere. Pick an off season day to enjoy it fully! Also unlike other nearby national trust attractions dogs cannot walk around the site. I cant understand why given it is just a lake and not intricate gardens!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a brilliant place to take children. Although we paid to go into the Museum of Childhood and the Hall, we worked out that we could have experienced a free day by walking the grounds, allowing the children to play in the Woods and taking a picnic. We enjoyed the experience. We found a good outside table to have... More

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