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Stratfield Saye House

Stratfield Saye RG27 2BZ, England
+44 1256 882694
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"A priviledge indeed to visit the home and gardens of the Duke of Wellington"

Timing is everything as the original country house of the Duke of Wellington is only open to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ottawa, Canada
Half day visit

This house is only open for limited dates during the year so a visit needs to be planned. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Stratfield Saye RG27 2BZ, England
+44 1256 882694
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank salmonangler
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
StratfieldSayeHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Stratfield Saye House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited in August ( the house is only open for a limited period during the year). I wasn't sure how busy it would be but on arriving at 2.30 I was told the next tour was at 2.40, so no lengthy wait. In the...More

1  Thank Lady_Beancounter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide Brian Hampton, was excellent, he knew his history and injected just the right amount of humour in his presentation. Loved this house and its history. Well worth a visit. Only negative thing to say is that we went on the 3:30 pm...More

Thank davidlegg51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guides are very knowledgeable and passionate and they have a wide knowledge of the house, it's history and of the family. The tour is quite comprehensive and features some of the bedrooms including the ancient en-suite toilets. There are some beautiful things to...More

Thank Linda B
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. Also thank you for letting us know about the bathrooms, we have let the cleaning staff know that they have fallen down in their...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017

Stratfield Saye house has very limited opening, but the house is well worth a visit. The 2 guides who accompanied our group gave a very good insight into the history of the house, its owners and contents. The reception area, 'shop' and cafe are very...More

2  Thank familymason
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Stratfield Saye House, I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and found the guides informative. As the house is still a lived in family home we are only to the public for a limited...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit with my granddaughter. Nice pace round the house. We had three guides contributing to the visit. All very informative although one did not speak very clearly and my granddaughter found it hard to understand him. Had lunch in the friendly...More

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Sheila W
August 28, 2017|
Response from StratfieldSayeHouse | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Sadly our last day of the season is today. Our opening dates for 2018 are 29 March - 2 April and from the 3-28th August 2018. With best wishes, Stratfield Saye House Team