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“Lovely 17th century home”
Review of Uppark

Uppark
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Until a devastating fire, Uppark was the most complete example of a 17th century mansion - and the restoration work they have done since then is wonderful. The National Trust staff were fabulous and, as I had mobility issues, even wheeled me from the gate up to the house. Thank you!

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit having visited many years ago and we were excited about bringing the children here especially as there was the advertised additional HG Wells exhibition and Martian and time-machine themed activities for the children.
The location is stunning especially with the autumnal trees and a brilliant blue sky. We received a very warm welcome from Susan (I believe her name was). Unfortunately most of the house was out of bounds but we could visit the servant quarters.
We were disappointed the restoration exhibition no longer seems to be open as this was something of particular interest to my husband (a historic building conservator).
We had a drink and cake in the cafe which was lovely and my niece has a rare dietary requirement which most places can't cater for but this cafe did have an option for her which she welcomed.
We have been to several national trust properties in recent months but we're disappointed by how poor the children's activities and engagement with children was. I understand that period houses are not always suitable for young children but having visited several other NT properties where the room stewards have engaged our children I was confident that Uppark could accommodate them so was disappointed that often their presence and enthusiasm was met with tuts and sighs.
The quality of the martians and time-machine activities for the children fell well below the usual high standard we have become accustomed to at other NT places. The grounds were ideal for children to explore. Apparently there was a box of games for the children but we didn't make it that far due to time constraints.
All in all we'd have thought it was a bit of rip off if we'd had to pay to get in but as it was free for us (NT members) we weren't too disgruntled.

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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Although relatively small (compared to other grand houses) there is much to see in the details. The volunteers were friendly and had several interesting stories to tell about the house and the owners.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

This was our first trip to Uppark. It was truly a walk back in time. You definitely saw how they lived upstairs vs downstairs. Can't believe they were able to recover after the horrific fire. What a beautiful home.

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited on Tuesday so not too busy, which was nice. Car park was excellent, as were all the staff who were very friendly and informative. A shame we were not allowed access to the first and second floors, but there was still plenty to see. We didn't use the cafe but from what we could see the prices looked very reasonable. At £11 per adult it's quite expensive to visit but, if like us you are NT members, thus is irrelevant. A very enjoyable visit.

Thank Derek E
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