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Lyveden New Bield

Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Oundle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

A delightful National Trust venue with wonderful warm tea room and quintessential English volunteers -heart warming. Beautiful ground, great story and looking fantastic in January frosts.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a lovely spot especially in the early evening on a summer's day. Quiet and full of atmosphere.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been here a couple of time for just walking round and a play. It's a great venue. Really lovely walk and friendly volunteer staff.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I visited Lyveden New Build with my son as we had recently become members of the National Trust. I have lived in Oundle for four years and not visited previously. On the day we visited there had been a lot of rainfall a few days previous and this meant that the area surrounding the building was very water logged. Upon... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The building is only part of the experience here. Sir Thomas Tresham planned it as the pinnacle of the development. Below the top level where the unfinished summer house stands, in remarkably good condition, was an orchard and a canal. These have been faithfully restored by the National Trust as well as a flower meadow area. When we visited in... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
120 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had not visited Lyveden New Bield for years and on a sunny autum afternoon following a good pub lunch we decided to see it again. The site has been well presented and the lawns and moat surrounding the ruin are well maintained...however it being a Wednesday in November everything was closed. As a tip, just check on the web... More 

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Moira, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
72 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Its a few years since we were last here, there have been lots of improvements for the visitor. New car parking, a very well-done and atmospheric audio tour and a lovely tearoom. The building is not a normal ruin, it was built just short of roof level when Sir Thomas Tresham died. The builders correctly fearing they wouldn't be paid... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was beautiful with the sun shinning through the trees showing of their Autumn colours. The national trust lady met us with a friendly smile and took on a guided walk through history. She was well informed and answered all our questioned. After our walk we thought we deserved some refreshments in the delightful cottage tea room, opting for home... More 

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Having briefly been told by my wife about the nature of this property I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to the visit which was late in the afternoon. What an amazing surprise, the Nat.Trust free, hand held guided tour brought the place to life in a flexible easy to manage format. Some really interesting historical family links to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

wow what an amazing place, it is hard to find and a bit out of the way but well worth it. we were really lucky to have a sunny october morning and the views and the scenery were stunning. the dictaphones they give you tell you the brilliant history of the place. the building is magnificent and we had a... More 

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