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Stratfield Saye House & Estate

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Address: Reading RG7 2BT, England
Phone Number: 01256/882882
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I feel better educated about the Duke of Wellington

We took the tour of the house with two ladies, one who had clearly worked there for years: it was like the tour of Pemberley by its housekeeper in Pride and Prejudice. There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2016
Juniperberry29
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We visited as part of a booked group of fifty people. Admission is restricted so we had the place to ourselves. We were greeted with tea , coffee and cakes. There are guided tours of the house led by volunteers and these were absolutely excellent with much of interest. Our group was divided into five tours each of ten people.... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Stratfield Saye House is the private home of the current Duke of Wellington and is only open to prearranged parties. It took quite a lot of effort to get a date for us to visit as we were told it is only available to visit when the family are not there. Its a lovely smallish house that was owned by... More 

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GB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We took the tour of the house with two ladies, one who had clearly worked there for years: it was like the tour of Pemberley by its housekeeper in Pride and Prejudice. There was a genuine fondness for the current family and their history and you had a real insight into their lives and historical connections. I really enjoyed the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We visited on Easter Saturday - this house is not open to the public that often and if you get the chance, its certainly worth a visit. Wonderful guides took us around the house. I know much about the first Duke of Wellington but the guides were experts on the whole family history. Its a beautiful house and although grand,... More 

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Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Wifey and I visited on a sunny Good Friday morning. This is the home of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington and his family descendants and is set in stunning countryside. It isn't open that often, so check their website. If you're HHA members then admission is free. You can only view this private house by guided tours. Our... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We use the farm shop on a very regular basis, the meat alone is worth the trip. The restaurant is excellent for simple food brilliantly prepared. Trips around the house are limited to a strict timetable within the year so plan ahead but do bother to book so that one of the retired/ex army guides can take you around the... More 

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Not open too often due to it only being open when the family are away, this is a house not to be missed by anyone who has any feeling for British history. The house is superb, with its collection of pictures, furniture and china. The guides are the best, and full of information and knowledge on all aspects of the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The establishment has a amazing feeling when you are shopping. They have fantastic quality. The green thunder is one of our favourites but it is so hard to choose with so many wonderful types of food.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We've eaten many MANY Sunday breakfasts here over the last couple of years. and it always delivers. Whether you're appetite can stand the large Wellington Breakfast ( 2 sausages made on site, 2 rashers back bacon, 2 slices of buttered toast, 2 fried eggs, 2 tomatoes grilled, 2 slices of delicious black pudding, baked beans and mushrooms) or you're wanting... More 

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Thank Growup1
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stratfield Saye House is the home of the Duke of Wellington and his family, descendents of the first Duke, the victor of the Battle of Waterloo. I have to confess at the outset I am an admirer of the Great Duke and this year, the 200th anniversary of the battle I thought I must visit his house. It is not... More 

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