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“The Manor has been reborn”
Review of Avebury Manor

Avebury Manor
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Avebury
Certificate of Excellence
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Newquay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“The Manor has been reborn”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Having been unable to visit during bthe restoration of the building, and seeing the programme on TV we could hardly wait to see the results for ourselves.
Fantastic! Must be seen to be believed..

A real touchy feely experience.

Well done the NT and BBC.

The Tea Rooms. Not shown on TV - but worth a visit .

Visited June 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Watched the show, had to visit!”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Since I watched the series of its restoration with Penelope Keith on BBC, it was a must see when visiting friends who live in Wiltshire, and I was not disappointed. Avebury Manor is a breath of fresh air when visiting an old manor or country home because you are allowed to sample to merchandise. The furnishings and decoration are not original pieces nor are they priceless antiques, it allows you to test out the the furnishing and feel what is was really like to live in those periods. I particularly loved the kitchen, with heaps of "dirty" dishes to be washed. I almost rolled up my sleeves to dig in and do the washing up!
The house is not huge, so you won't spend more than and hour or so touring the house, but be sure to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the delightful tea room at the back of the manor. The tea and cakes were scrumptious and the room is absolutely lovely, and the serving staff were so kind. It was a pleasure to visit. Hope to go back again soon!

Visited June 2012
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Enjoyable day out”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

This was my 3rd visit to Avebury ... the first to the Manor House. A very interesting way to display a Manor House, thru the eyes of the people who have called it home over the decades. I didn't se the TV series, but the visit has made me curious. LOVE the museum and artifacts on display relating to the Henge. My 4th visit will definitely include a stroll amongst the rock formations.
My only negitive is the tea rooms are very small and don't serve a variety of food, hence it gets sold out very quickly. As Avebury is pretty much in the middle of no where, it might be an idea to pack a picnic lunch, and a thermos of tea, even if you eat it out of the car :)
An enjoyable day out for those who like to stroll.

Visited June 2012
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Swindon
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“The Manor Re-born...”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

I would like to echo most of the recent views on Avebury Manor and Gardens...for those who saw the BBC programme with Penelope Keith and Paul Martin will know what to expect. The manor has been restored to some of it's former glory...with period and era themes in every room. The gardens are lovely and worth a visit just for that if you are a keen gardener. Volunteer guides will give you all the information you will need as you tour the house. The newly opened tea-room is very quaint but the quality is superb...a range of teas and cakes to suit. A thoroughly enjoyable experience... lots to see and do whilst you are there. If you are a National Trust member it's a cheap visit... but if you are a normal paying person it can get a bit expensive if you want to visit all the attractions on offer. All day normal parking is £5.00..and that's as cheap as it gets... but don't be put off by that... for a couple if you are prepared to spend about £50 or so you will have a good day out. Another quick tip....make sure that you have some change for the car park machine.,..as the credit card slot has been blanked over.

Visited June 2012
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Bartlett, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Manor House and Gardens, Excellent Tearoom”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We visited Avebury Manor in May 2012 and it was stunning. The Manor House has been very nicely refurbished and is completely hands-on. You can sit on the furniture and handle the accessories in the kitchen and dining rooms, etc. The gardens are lovely and there's a really nice tearoom with an excellent selection of cakes, scones and teas as well as lattes and cappuccinos. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The nearby standing stones are amazing.

Visited May 2012
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