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Address: Reading RG7 2BT, England
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We live close by and are usually away when the house is open so our visit was long overdue. Unfortunately there was work being carried out so we couldn't take a picture of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 9, 2016
Petrani
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were initially surprised by the low key nature of the house itself and the facilities...a small cafe and shop was all there was, compared to , say, Blenheim, but we were to find out why later. Our guides were tremendously knowledgeable and took us on a one and a half hour tour of the house, giving many insights into... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The house is only open to the public for a few weeks a year but it is really worth a visit. Our tour guide, Mary, was extremely knowledgeable about the house and history and made the tour a joy. The amount of informative detail and the wit in her delivery made the day. Wellington was a great man and ahead... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We live close by and are usually away when the house is open so our visit was long overdue. Unfortunately there was work being carried out so we couldn't take a picture of the front of the house. Mary, our guide, was so entertaining and knowledgeable it made the tour really interesting. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank Petrani
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a really interesting estate to visit for a number of good reasons. Firstly, it is still occupied by the Wellesley family, led by the Ninth Duke of Wellington, direct descendants of the original who bought the house and it's estate in 1817 with a chunk of the money provided by a grateful nation to the greatest soldier of... More 

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reading, berkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I brought my family here, we consisted of two adults, one 10yr old and one 14yr old. I came here as a young Girl Guide and remembered enjoying it, I wasn't disappointed. The tour of the house was fantastic, the tour guides were fun and friendly, paying special attention to the children, who were gripped. Its such a stunning house... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful historic peaceful. Guided tour really informative, interesting, with humour thrown in. A hidden gem well worth a visit.

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Thank BirminghamLassB4
Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Went to see this stately home with friends and I would highly recommend it. It is a beautiful. We opted to go on the tour of the house and were allocated a time when we arrived. There is a cafe on site but we decided to go off to the Wellington Farm Shop for lunch which is near by. The... More 

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Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Fabulous grounds with free parking. The tour through the house with about ten others was very interesting but no photos allowed. A small Wellington exhibition in the stables. The gardens were worth a look at. There was a small refreshment area and shop.

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London
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

A really stunning place, beautiful estate that we had the privilege to ride around on the annual sponsored ride. The house is stunning from both sides so well worth a look. Will go back to explore on foot to learn about the history which I hear is fascinating.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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