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Lyveden New Bield

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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... read more

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited Lyveden New Bield very briefly as the stone building itself could be covered quite quickly. Was nice to see when visiting other places also.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

took my 4 year old daughter and 5 month old son to the cadbury egg trail here today and was disappointed. the trail itself was fine, however considering this was supposed to be a family event there was no consideration taken for parents on their own with children. my son is in a pram and I couldn't get down into... More 

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Oxfordshire, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a freezing day and our first stop was the cafe. The food was lovely and service fab. We took my 3 year old daughter and she loved it. She borrowed a pair of binoculors to look for birds. There was a giant birdsnest near the entrance that kids can add to and my daughter was expecting... More 

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

So glad we ignored the weather forecast as after a gloomy start the sun shone on us and offered us a completely different view of Lyveden. Unique meandering moats and viewing mounds make the place so visually beautiful and such lovely staff to help us understand the history of the Bield and offer advice. Despite the flower meadows being bare... More 

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Bristol
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was wondering whether it would be worth a trip to Lyveden and whether it would be any more interesting than a run around a field for my 5 and 1 year olds. We went today and had a really wonderful time and my son said he wants to "every day"! The landscape itself is nicely varied for young children;... More 

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peterborough UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Of course it is not a ruin as the building was never completed, I live in the area and visited or walked past this building numerous times. There are some lovely walks from the site so when you visit wear those walking shoes, especially if you like butterflies as the purple emperor can be seen nearby. (Walk towards Brigstock park)... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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
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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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