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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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As NT properties go this is probably one of the best I have been to. The gardens are well tended and the walks beautiful. There is a gift shop too as per other NT properties. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As NT properties go this is probably one of the best I have been to. The gardens are well tended and the walks beautiful. There is a gift shop too as per other NT properties. The house itself is well preserved and typical of it's era. Nice place to lose the hustle and bustle of the rat race!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It takes a bit of finding, and it's a fair way up the rough drive to the car park, but it's well worth the effort. It's not a ruin, it's an 'interrupted dream"! I *highly* recommend the audio guide, available from the visitor reception. As it stands, the New Bield is interesting ... but with the audioguide the building and... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Outstanding. We were mesmerised by the setting of the house in its landscape and the work that has been done to return the gardens to the Elizabethan age. A must see place particularly on a lovely sunny day - meadows in abundance, with a melody of birdsong.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It's worth using the excellent audioguide to get the most out of your visit here, as it explains the history and architecture of the building in the right level of detail. The building is distinct because it's not a ruin - it's actually a lodge that was never completed, which gives a unique insight into its creation. As well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a visit that takes you away from the modern world. The site comprises of an incomplete building and elizabethan gardens.far away from traffic noise it is truly tranquil. The building was commissioned by Thomas Tresham but was neve completed ,so only the shell remains. It is in the shape of a cross which reflects his deep Catholic beliefs.... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Personally I love the feel of the place, walking around the ruined house and admiring the surrounding countryside. A great place to chill out with a picnic, and go for a walk but not much 'to do' if you want to entertain the kids, resulting in lots of unruly kids running all over!

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I arrived here thinking to spend an hour, at the most, viewing this unfinished, Elizabethan lodge. I was surprised to find that, besides the beautiful building, there was an emerging Elizabethan pleasure garden, surrounded on three sides by a restored moat. It was delightful to explore. The scones & cakes in the little cafe are also to be recommended.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This beautiful unfinished building is mesmerising. In marvellous condition and in beautiful surroundings. Such a shame it was never completed. Very interesting history connecting the owner's son to the Gunpowder plot. Lovely staff and great tea room. Well done to them.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's a long way off the road and is a completely different experience from most National Trust properties. The fascinating history was explained with an excellent audio guide. We spent so long looking round Lyveden and then walking by the water, admiring banks of primroses and celandine, that we didn't have time to visit the cafe. The welcomer was very... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An amazingly interesting building fascinating story including a lot of history around the grounds we found the experience very enjoyable and had a nice tea and cakes in the cafe . Would recomend.

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Address: Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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