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Great Chalfield Manor

Off B3107, Melksham SN12 8NJ, England
+44 1225 782239
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Melksham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
123 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't have time to see the interior of the house, but the gardens were absolutely beautiful. The lake is really pretty and there are some really beautiful arrangements of flowers and shrubs. The cafe was interesting - an honesty box for the coffee and biscuits! A must if nearby

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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108 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I visited Great Chalfield Manor with my Grandmother as a birthday treat for her last week. We arrived just in time for a guided tour which initially was a private one as no one else turned up! The lady had been involved with the house for 40 something years and what she didn't know about it wasn't worth knowing! One... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The gentleman doing the guided tour was excellent. The tours generally run at 11, 12,1 and 2pm. The Manor is beautiful and is well kept for its age. We were very impressed with the knowledge of the guide and the effort he put in. There are stairs up to the top floor which can be difficult for disabled visitors, however... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited here in September. It was a very interesting tour of the Manor though we were late and missed the gardens and church. My wife said it didn't matter because we saw them in 2007. I had no recollection of the manor but when I came home there it was in the photo albums. Isn't it great to visit... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow what a little gem. This is an excellent example of good things come in small packages. The gardens are fantastic and they alone are worth a short visit..... BUT...... the manor house is brilliant (you are taken on a guided tour)... normally I'm not keen on guided tours but the guide I had was knowledgeable but without seeming "stuck-up".... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful house surrounded by peaceful countryside. If you've seen The Other Boleyn Girl you may recognise the manor. I enjoyed the hour and 20 minutes that we were there. However, once you've done the 45 minute tour of the house, popped into the little church, had a 10 minute walk around the garden, that's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this house after a trip to Melksham. Very peaceful setting, lovely colourful gardens and interesting Church. The guided tour was most interesting and we found the house really splendid.We would thoroughly recommend a visit, take a picnic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well worth the visit when you find it. We commented on the lack of signage both to Great Chalfield and NT signs - the blame was laid, rightly or wrongly, on Wilts Council. And when leaving we found it difficult because the only road signs were very local, But the visit was well worth the trouble - tours of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very interesting place and the guided tour is very informative. The road leading up is long and narrow but worth the effort.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I visited just the gardens when I spent time at the annual Plant Fair that was held over the early sping B/H weekend. It is a beautiful part of the country and I loved the informality of the gardens. In particular the areas of grass left un-mown with various meadow flowers peeking through and the occasional dark purple tulip punctuating... More

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