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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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A Chance to 'do it yourself' with archeology!

A quote amazing structure. The ponytailpoet would advise you to take the audio tour device, and then try to work things out for yourself! The whole structure is covered with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Corby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We arrived on rather a cold and miserable day. Perhaps I should have done my research first, because we were unprepared for a shell of a house with very little else to do. The tearoom was pleasant and the highlight of our visit. I was told that this is a more of a walking around the grounds visit than a... More 

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stevenage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A quote amazing structure. The ponytailpoet would advise you to take the audio tour device, and then try to work things out for yourself! The whole structure is covered with symbols and secret signs that to a modern scholar are very transparent indeed. Just give it a go ! Built in Elizabethan times as a 'up you' to the protestant... More 

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Bath
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited as a journey break on our way home from Norfolk. Fascinating place with a good (free) audio guide. Well worth going on down towards the "Old Bield" and looking at the replanted Orchard. EXCELLENT Cream tea served at the small cafe at reasonable price!!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lovely Summer's morning spent here exploring this unfinished folly. A great story unfolded courtesy of the audio guide. The tea room is apparently a recent addition and serves a good range of light refreshments thanks to the army of volunteers who staff it. It was good to see the activities being promoted in the family den too. Definitely worth... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lyveden New Bield is quite flat and exposed without much of a shield from the wind and therefore we can imagine it's not a very nice place to be in winter, when it's raining or when it is very windy. Fortunately for us, on the day we visited it was a very sunny and hot day with a pleasant breeze... More 

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lyveden is a lovely site to wander around, I went on a sunny summer day with my dog. The grounds are perfect to walk around and the orchard had cherries on the trees to scrump! I took the free audio guide and wandered about the moat and building, it can't be described as a ruin as it was never finished.... More 

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Reading
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On our way to Lincolnshire and took a detour to see this place. It is out in the sticks and has a long drive from the 'main' road. We knew that the house was a shell before we went. The free audio guide was useful. We found out that there was a link with the Throckmorton family at Coughton Court... More 

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A very interesting building to visit, built but not finished by Sir Thomas Thresham. The gardens have been restored to the turn of the 1600s. If you like history, then well worth a visit. There are also terrific walks all around the area of Lyveden. They do have a cafe which is good for lunch and teas.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 19 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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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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