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Woodchester Mansion

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Address: Woodchester Mansion, Stonehouse, Stroud GL10 3TS, England
Phone Number: 01453 861541
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Description: Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece...
Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold Valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. This unique Grade 1 Listed Building has been saved from dereliction but it will never be completed, enabling visitors to view the secret building techniques of medieval Gothic builders. Special events are held throughout the year, but do check our open days and times before visiting.
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Half Built Mansion

It was unusual! Long walk down the drive though! It was spooky in an unfinished sort of way but very interesting and fascinating to see building techniques of 100 years ago.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was unusual! Long walk down the drive though! It was spooky in an unfinished sort of way but very interesting and fascinating to see building techniques of 100 years ago.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Situated in a hidden valley in the beautiful Cotswolds, this fabulous building takes your breath away. An unfinished Gothic Victorian mansion which exposes the architecture of the era is indeed a rare find. There is a lot of history to the building if you care to spend the time learning and the site is ably managed by a bunch of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Spent a lovely day strolling in Woodchester Park and Woodchester Mansion. Even though the Mansion has never been completed, it is extremely interesting to look round. You could easily spend a day strolling round the Grounds. Light refreshments available inside the Mansion and outside Toilet facilities available. Shuttle service available from the National Trust car park to the Mansion or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visited here recently, and although we have been here before, it was well worth visiting again. We took the guided tour which was fab, much information, and much enjoyed. Had a picnic in the grounds, then went back inside for another look on our own. Then we went on the woodland walk to the first lake and then back up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

very interesting place! lovely walk down to the mansion from the car park through the wood. the mansion itself had a lot of scaffolding around it when I was there, but it didn't take away from the experience. nice little cafe too, friendly elderly staff. will be back with my children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place. £3.00 to park the car & you can start in a wonderful walking experience. Follow the blue signs for the kids to play in the adventure trail. All routes lead to the mansion. But expensive to visit at £7.50 each adult when it's not finished but we are going to go back & visit without the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A very special place, just a shame that your have to pay £7.50 to look round what is only a little above a ruin. It must have been heartbreaking for the Leigh family to walk away after 25 years of building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but it exceeded my expectations. It really does appear the builders downed tools yesterday. The stonework is beautiful and it's fascinating to see how the structure works. The information boards are informative and in-depth. There is lot to see, particularly if you take the time to look. Facilities are basic, but I'd rather... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. This grand house, although unfinished, oozes atmosphere. We just strolled around taking it all in and despite it being Easter Saturday, it didn't feel crowded. We made use of the minibus service, both to and from the mansion, and would recommend it to others whose mobility is limited. The climb... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was really surprised at how interesting this place was. A pleasant walk down through the woods. A good guided tour with a very enthusiastic guide and an excellent lunch afterwards. We'll come again!

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