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Visited here recently and I can recommend it it’s a very interesting old house although there’s not... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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An historical gem

By quirk of fate, Bishop Grossetete ('bighead' or 'fathead', depending on your interpretation) of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Ian M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Bede House Bluecoat Lane, Lyddington LE15 9LZ, England
+44 1572 822438
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All reviews steeped in history worth a visit beautiful building an interesting place picturesque village nooks and crannies lovely setting information boards gift shop member of staff english heritage tea room bishop's palace poor house old house fascinating house road side
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a diversion due to roadworks we eventually found this beautiful building. Well worth getting lost to see. Very friendly tree in the garden too. Staff was lovely and answered any questions we had. Very peaceful place to see. I could have stayed longer.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fascinating place Lyddington Bede was to visit set adjacent to the church in Lyddington village. On arrival we were greetd by a very pleasant lady who gave my wife and I a brief description of it's use in former times.as both a Bishop's...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here recently and I can recommend it it’s a very interesting old house although there’s not very much inside but with the lovely church next door it’s well worth a visit, I cannot remember whether it’s English heritage or National Trust either way it’s...More

Thank 234garyt
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Went to Bede House and it was full of history, from the first Bishop of Lincoln to being changed into the house for bedsmen a kind of almshouse

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Another gem steeped in history, hidden off the beaten track and worth an hour wandering around, interesting story of its use through the years, easy access from parking. Peaceful

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

By quirk of fate, Bishop Grossetete ('bighead' or 'fathead', depending on your interpretation) of Lincoln, whose home this had been in the Middle Ages, had been mentioned the previous morning on Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's series on Radio 4, looking at the (complete absence of) Morality...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Historical masterpiece set in a beautiful village amid the green rolling hills of Rutland. Stroll through the rooms and soak up the ancient architecture and construction skills and the different life experiences between bishops, royalty and be Des men, absolutely fascinating. An hour well spent,...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I took a party of teenagers to visit and they all enjoyed it. There's not a tremendous amount to see, so it won't occupy you for more than an hour or so, but it's full of interest and there's a nice shop as well.

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Worth stopping by if you’re in the area. Not very big or much to see but it’s good for killing some time. Entry fee is not cheap for what it is, so better if you’re an English heritage member

Thank darrenhepworth
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This was the stop-over point for the Bishops of Lincoln whilst visiting their Diocese. The upper floor reflects this with the hall and the apartments. The place became an Almshouse, and the rest of the building has many small chambers which were used by past...More

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