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“Work away day”

Winterbourne House and Garden
Ranked #8 of 280 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem – home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Work away day”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Wonderful house and garden, hard to believe in centre of Birmingham
Friendly staff
Good food
No dislikes

Visited January 2014
Thank Linda C
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely way to spend a couple of hours”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited Winterbourne in November so not the best time of year but I would expect spring, summer and autumn to be really lovely as there were a lot of plants that would make the gardens beautiful if it wasn't winter! There are some greenhouses with different types of plants in, and a woodland walk that takes you up to the lake. The house is interesting to look around and there are lots of information points so you feel like you know what you're looking at.

The food in the cafe was nice but the queue to order was very long (15 mins queuing time) and we thought it was expensive for what it was. It was very busy in the cafe though and this was a grey Sunday in November so it must be quite popular all year round.

Visited November 2013
Thank Trixibelle77
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a most delightful garden and house tucked away in Edgbaston. We certainly felt that the gardens were to a very high standard and had a lovely afternoon here. There is also a restaurant serving reasonable food, although at busy periods the service was somewhat slow

Visited December 2013
Thank Michael N
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely educational visit”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is the first time I have visited the house even though I do not live very far away, my daughter and I went into the restaurant first as it was lunch time when we visited, we found it to be a little expensive, we had a drink each and shared a sandwich which came to over ten pounds, afterwards I had a mince pie and cream which luckily was reduced to £1, the food was delicious and the restaurant was spotlessly clean and when you sit down you have a good view of the gardens but we both thought that the price was a little excessive.
Walking round the house was very educational, the slide show was interesting but I was always lead to believe that Queen Victoria died on January 23rd 1901 and not the 22nd as stated, the silhouette of John Nettlefold that appears on the wall and talks to you was very good but frightened me as it suddenly appeared and I was not sure where it had come from.
I would visit again but would only have a drink and not a meal.

Visited December 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Perfect birthday day out for Mom!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We took my Mom here for a birthday day out and didn't realise until we arrived that it was the GKN Nettleford's ex home. it was a lovely lovely place to wander round the house and garden, it was like National trust only new! Beautiful Sanderson wall coverings and curtains throughout only added to the experience as did the train set display which told the story of some of the buildings the Nettleford family were linked to. We'll definitely be going again!

Visited November 2013
Thank Alison P
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