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1620s House & Garden

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A brilliant way to spend a sunny day

Visited today for the first time with my kids age between 5 and 9. They we loved it. I loved it. My... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
overtiredmummy
via mobile
Fascinating place

Our first visit here was to do the Sir Pigsby Piggy hunt over the Easter holidays . It included... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SwallowD
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  • Average3%
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The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath, formerly Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents. This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of...more
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Manor Road | Donington le Heath, Coalville LE67 2FW, England
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+44 1455 290429
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited today for the first time with my kids age between 5 and 9. They we loved it. I loved it. My husband loved it. The staff are all so cheerful and helpful. It's kept very clean. You can interact with everything! They have activities...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank overtiredmummy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our first visit here was to do the Sir Pigsby Piggy hunt over the Easter holidays . It included entrance to the house too . We ordered sandwiches and drinks from the tea room , they were delicious but we waited quite a while for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit with my daughter in law. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable including the person that I spoke to prior our visit. It is a really interesting place to visit and I highly recommend it. Homemade cake is a bonus...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic place to visit. We have been 4 times now for different events and each time the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. This event was brilliant as we got to take part in the mummers play and sang carols. Everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rachel B
LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of The 12 Days of Christmas event, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page in the coming months for details of our exciting events programme for 2019. We look forward to...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Very well presented and interactive event accessible to all ages, including demonstration of cannon and musket firing. Lovely cakes in the tearoom! Definitely in the calendar for next year.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our Gunpowder Plot Day - history and good cakes, what's not to like. Don't forget to keep an eye on our website for deatils of other events taking place in the run up to...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Searched the net for somewhere to go with a couple of friends. It was only 30 minutes from home and the journey was very easy with a Sat nav. The car park was easy to park in and many spaces. The entry process was easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Manager at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thanks very much for leaving such a lovely review and we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit do much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the site with your 12 month admission ticket.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

My husband and I visited this place not knowing what to expect. A wonderful experience and plenty to keep us interested. We were shown around by Judy dressed In period costume. Judy is a most experienced guide and made the house come alive to us....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review following your visit to us yesterday. Although the house closes at the end of the month keep an eye on our website for some fascinating events coming in the run up to Christmas. Kind...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic performance of pride and prejudice, great atmosphere and a lovely evening. The grounds were beautiful and everything was well organised 1 arrive early for the best picnic spot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carly D
LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

I'm glad that you enjoyed the performance of Pride and Prejudice, keep an eye on our website for details of our events including outdoor theatre for 2019. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed August 27, 2018

On Bank Holiday Monday my wife and two friends were looking for somewhere to visit which would normally be a National Trust or English Heritage property, but I spotted on a map Donington Le Heath House. I thought it may be a bit different to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roger S
LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit to us at the 1620s House and Garden, I will make sure that the staff and volunteers see a copy of it. One small point The 1620s House and Garden is...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited this Manor House today and found it very interesting. There are guides and information sheets to explain the lives of not only the owners but also the staff who lived here in the 1600’s. Looking at the replica food in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review following your visit to the 1620s House & Garden, don't forget that your admission ticket allows unlimited return visits for 12 months from the date of purchase, so visit our website for details of...More

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Response from GeorginaS152 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t take dogs when we went and can’t recall noticing any. Suggest you ring them and ask?
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