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Stratfield Saye House

Stratfield Saye House Stratfield Saye Park, Stratfield Saye RG27 2BZ, England
+44 1256 882694
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Worth the wait, and the planning

Open only on a limited number of occasions, we had to plan our trip down from Lancashire carefully... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Andrew S
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Remember it opens aga in in August. DO NOT MISS>

We visited on the last open day until August. It was cold and very wet so there were no... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
lizandianp
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surrey
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Stratfield Saye House has been the elegant, but intimate home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. The house and gardens offer an intriguing and informative insight into the life of the 1st Duke of Wellington. OUR OPENING TIMES FOR 2018 Easter 2018: 29 March - 2 April inclusive Summer 2018: 3 - 28th August 2018 inclusive STRATFIELD SAYE HOUSE AND GROUNDS Access to Stratfield Saye House is by guided tour only Monday to Friday – gates open at 11.30am Weekends and Bank Holidays – gates open at 10.30am *Please note that last admissions are at 3.30pm and the grounds close at 5pm
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Stratfield Saye House Stratfield Saye Park, Stratfield Saye RG27 2BZ, England
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Open only on a limited number of occasions, we had to plan our trip down from Lancashire carefully. But it was well worth the effort. An interesting and informative tour around the house, an excellent exhibition on Wellington, and a presentation on his funeral, and...More

1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We visited on the last open day until August. It was cold and very wet so there were no crowds. The guide was excellent, witty and informative with a good speaking voice which all could hear. When the Iron Duke acquired the house it was...More

2  Thank lizandianp
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

I had been waiting for the house to open for some time, with some knowledge of its art collection and the history of the Wellington family. Despite a rainy Easter day, the house and gardens lived up to, and exceeded, many of my expectations. The...More

3  Thank Benjamin H
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Very interesting house. Duke of Wellington. Had his funeral gun carriage in the stables and all about his funeral procession really interesting.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

My dad visited November 1966, as a guest the then Duke of Wellington. He didnt have the breakfast, which i hear is good, as he arrived at lunchtime. He remembers the Duke being friendly if a little daunting. He thinks he had pheasant for his...More

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Timing is everything as the original country house of the Duke of Wellington is only open to the public for a few weeks every year. "The Iron Duke" is everywhere in the house including the paintings from the Peninsular War and Waterloo. Our tour guide...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This house is only open for limited dates during the year so a visit needs to be planned. We arrived early and were able to get onto a hosted tour which was very interesting. If you are interested in the Duke of Wellington or the...More

1  Thank bungeyboy2015
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This was a most interesting and enjoyable trip. Arrived around 1115 on a Sunday morning and friendly and welcoming staff in cafe booked us on the 1200 tour of house so we had around 40 mins to enjoy the lovely gardens which are huge and...More

1  Thank WF1954
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We arrived at 12.50pm on a weekday in August. The house is tour-only and we were informed that the next available slot was 3.20pm!! We initially opted to wait, to have a look around the exhibition, the exterior, the garden....but there is so little on...More

Thank caroline y
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StratfieldSayeHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Stratfield Saye House, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip to Stratfield Saye House. I am sorry to read that you found the welcome practically non-existent, our reception and café staff are known for their smiles and I can only apologise that this was...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Very interesting guided tour of the famous Iron Dukes house. Theres lots to see and they are very good guides. Don't miss the 18 ton funeral carriage and the grave of Copenhagen the Dukes trusty steed.

Thank Chris383
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Hi! You are not doing anything wrong. I have corrected the link, although it may take a while to update. Thanks for letting us know! OUR OPENING TIMES FOR 2018 Easter 2018: Thursday, 29th March – Monday, 2nd April... More
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Paul H
February 17, 2018|
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OUR OPENING TIMES FOR 2018 Easter 2018: Thursday, 29th March – Monday, 2nd April inclusive Summer 2018: Friday, 3rd – Tuesday, 28th August inclusive STRATFIELD SAYE HOUSE AND GROUNDS Access to Stratfield Saye House is by... More
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