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Space, interesting and fun for all the Family. Nearest National Trust place to us, so easy just to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oundle, United Kingdom

I was meeting friends for a cream tea on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny February day. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kettering, United Kingdom
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Lyveden New Bield Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Space, interesting and fun for all the Family. Nearest National Trust place to us, so easy just to pop in. Interesting History. Not great on a wet day, but lovely to walk around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gillbm2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was meeting friends for a cream tea on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny February day. We sat outside facing the New Bield with a backdrop of a clear blue sky. The scones were hot from the oven and were delicious with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ellie_bennett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an incredible place. Certainly not the usual NT property. The thing that made it so special was the free audio tour. It really made the place come alive. Without the audio tour it would just be an unfinished building. It is set in grounds...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank swift-simba
Reviewed March 17, 2019

The access road was a little narrow and bumpy at times but well worth persevering with. It is a fascinating unfinished home and the National Trust have done amazingly well to spark interest in what is a shell of a building. The tea rooms are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elodie L
Reviewed March 8, 2019

What a lovely place, the weather was very windy but the red kites swooping around meant we didn't notice the cold. The unfinished lodge was interesting but the gardens and the tearoom are the gems. The moated labyrinth will be even more interesting through the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SandiMike555
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We decided to detour slightly on our journey home to Leicestershire, and were very pleased that we did. We were surprised to find that the Estate was quite off the beaten track, but soon discovered why! The unfinished Summer House stands starkly in the middle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Gallophile
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

A really nice and interesting place. Easy to find and park. Lovely little tea room too. The site was well maintained and the audio tour was interesting. It’s a nice place to take the dogs to kill a few hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank davidcX2838AM
Reviewed January 21, 2019

What a wonderful place for families to visit. Not only the skeletal and unfinished building but the imaginative grounds that kids would love to play in with canals, a maze in the grass and an orchard. The audio guide is very informative but the cold...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank alanrm1946
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

The audio tour brings this to life. Don’t hesitate! Tea room for refreshments. A sunny day would make all the difference but we visited on a grey day. Will be back.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank peterdW2963BV
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

A difficult one to appraise as the country house is under construction and only a few rooms to see so far. Perhaps better to wait until completed. The Bield itself was never completed but nice to see although you can't actually go inside it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.