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Wimpole Estate

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Address: Arrington SG8 0BW, England
Phone Number: 01223 206000
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The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas...

The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas Chicheley in the 1640s, rebuilt and added to over the years, and finally restored to its proper splendor today.

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plenty to do and see for all ages

We have been to Wimpole before but not for some years, this time took 4 year old nephew with us - he loved it. Plenty of space to run, animals to see, ride in tractor and trailer... read more

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England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Wimpole before but not for some years, this time took 4 year old nephew with us - he loved it. Plenty of space to run, animals to see, ride in tractor and trailer, activity area with farm related features. We enjoyed the lovely grounds, stopped for nice coffee in usual quality NT coffee shop and found... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely country estate - there was an 18th century cricket match taking place when we got there so spent a while enjoying the sunshine overlooking beautiful countryside. The house is lovely but to be honest unremarkable (the usual National Trust type property), the grounds however, are attractive, especially the walled garden. Added bonus of the farm which had lots of... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have visited Wimpole Hall before. This time we just visited to walk the grounds. This is a fantastic Estate. We walked for 2.5 miles from the House to the Folly and back. The grounds are well kept with sheep and cattle grazing. This is a brilliant day out, whether you are just going walking or you want to visit the... More 

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Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great day out here yesterday! We enjoyed the grounds very much. The Restaurant was certainly very busy but we had brought our own picnic so this wasn't a problem for us. Our biggest problem was the lack of toilets and the queues that you had to join to get into the only three that there were! I... More 

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably the closest NT to us, and we go on a regular basis. The grounds are extensive and provide a great opportunity to walk and just enjoy the quiet The walled garden provide something to see all year around The catering is OK but it struggles to cope on busy days

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wimpole estate is one of my favourite NT days out in the Herts/ Camb area as there is plenty to see and do and at £18 each for the house and gardens a regular visit here claws a large chunk back from the annual membership. The Mansion house with its Georgian interiors, including Soane's breathtaking Yellow Drawing Room, is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It would make a nice day out with children if you're a member of n/t. The farm is very nice and more enjoyable than perhaps the house. Staff were friendly and helpful. What let it down us the poor signage making finding some of the areas trickier. The metal fencing and walls do somewhat separate sections meaning lengthy detours to... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a very pleasant day at Wimpole, our second visit. Really enjoyed our walk to the folly and looking round the gardens. Staff are all very nice, but I am not very impressed with the service in the restaurant. The queue wasn't very long, only four people in front of us but it took about 25 mins to get our... More 

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many areas to explore here that t is well worth the price - we are NT members so got in free though! The estate is expansive. We had walked a fair distance before even entering the house itself. We didn't manage to walk to the folly (beautifully restored recently apparently) - the heat today was ridiculous! Well... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a fleeting visit en route to our weekend away, we thought we might have time to pop in for a coffee, a look around the walled garden with a view to coming back soon for a longer look around the property. On arrival I visited the wc facilities which were tiny and dirty. Then the coffee, we went... More 

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