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“Hidden away but worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Red Lodge

The Red Lodge
Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
44 117 921 1360
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Ranked #21 of 133 attractions in Bristol
Type: Historic Sites
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Hidden away but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Red Lodge isn't easy to spot, and I don't think it's that well known, even among locals. The house is so beautiful and the Elizabethan decorations are stunning. It's a lot bigger inside than it first seems, but not all of it is open to the public.
Entrance is free (although donations are encouraged), and I would highly recommend visiting.

Visited October 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Wow! - Amazing place - a Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This fantastic 16th Century house is free to visit and contains the best example of 'elizabethan' oak panelling I have ever seen. You can imagine the crinolines, ruffs and knickerbockers. The staff are friendly and informative and you learn about the history of the house throughout its life including periods as a reformatory school. Especially fascinating to me was the exercise book found under the floorboards. A real 'blast from the past'

Visited June 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This off the beaten track house is beautiful inside & a must visit venue because I'm pretty sure it is under threat from area developments & would be a great loss.Its free to enter but well worth a donation.Go & see & donate!!!

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Do not miss this little-known building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I was walking through Bristol, towards Queen's Road, when I noticed this building on my left, with a very red door. I am glad I went in as I enjoyed the view of some beautiful rooms, whose detail and magneficence are incredible. Very good flooring, wood-panellling, paintings, mirrors, etc.
Entrance is free, staff is kind.

Visited July 2012
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London
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“A Hidden Gem of Bristol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

A red door in an small and rather ugly entrance building looks uninviting, but it leads to a fascinating suite of Elizabethan and Georgian rooms, some of which are quite magnificent. The lodge was built in 1580 as the lodge for a large house that, unfortunately, no longer exists. It was added to in the Georgian period.There are seven rooms altogether but the Tudor rooms - the Great and Small Oak rooms - are the most impressive. The wooden panelling is superb and there is a floor-to-celiing fireplace that is finely carved. This, like Blaise Hamlet, is another little 'hidden gem' of Bristol.
Below the Lodge, and entered by a door under the stairs, are some of the cells thought to belong to a 16th century Carmelite Friary.
Don't be put off by the exterior, this is well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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