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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 see!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to wander around. Beautiful surrounding with well kept formal gardens. Peaceful and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are lucky enough to live 10 mins from Wimpole and visit all the time, we are National Trust members and the annual subscription is worth every penny in my opinion. The children love the farm and walking around the house, staff are excellent, it is a lovely place to visit

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Newbury UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good 3 hours trip around the house and Gardens. Longer walks are optional around the park. House has an interesting history and a really flash Georgian party room. Good day out. We had Wimpole estate sausage and mash for lunch which was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited to meet with friends for a pleasant stroll around the grounds. The walled garden is as lovely as ever and it is clear that great efforts are taken to care for it and keep it looking good. We also visited the farm and enjoyed seeing the animals. It is obviously a great resource to delight and inform children about... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there with family being members of the National Trust. Reasonable entrance fee (members f.o.c.) . Excellent location to admire the local scenery, the fantastic gardens with abendunt flower beds, the stables with cattle, the Mansion, the pick-nick places, the restaurants with good quality price related food &drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem! Even though we parked in the overflow car park we did not feel the grounds were at all crowded and the house volunteers made time to answer questions and make the visit special. As ever they were very knowledgeable and keen to pass on their information. The views of the gardens are beautiful from a number of... More 

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

A great day was had by all at Wimpole. Beautiful house and although not extensive, some of servants' quarters available to view (butler and housekeeper's rooms). Two children's trails available which appealed to my 9 year old but not to my younger children who just wanted to play outside!! It's quite a walk from the main property to the farm/walled... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had been looking forward to visiting Wimpole and it did not disappoint. The house is very domestic and homely in scale with some wonderful paintings. However our visit on her birthday was completely ruined by a violent allergic reaction to a meal advertised as gluten free. Please ensure if you advertise gluten free options they are not contaminated.... More 

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

We are NT members and thought we would have a trip out we decided to go here as it looked interesting. Getting there was ok although the sat nav took us to a closed entrance that can't use so ended up just carrying on till the roundabout and turned left and found the entrance (there is a small single lane... More 

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