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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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a trip back in time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 helpful votes 37 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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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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