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Wimpole Estate

Arrington SG8 0BW, England
+44 1223 206000
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Day out with kids

We are members of National Trust & this place is amazing to go to. It has a huge expanse of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Menchie L
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Lovely historical house

Visited here on a nice sunny day. Lots of artefactsto view. Well kept grounds to leisurely walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cswright54
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The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas Chicheley in the 1640s, rebuilt and added to over the years, and finally restored to its proper splendor today.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (148 reviews)
“national trust” (134 reviews)
“home farm” (107 reviews)
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Arrington SG8 0BW, England
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+44 1223 206000
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"home farm"
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"stable block"
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"rudyard kipling"
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"formal gardens"
in 32 reviews
"drawing room"
in 12 reviews
"overflow car park"
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"shire horses"
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"second hand bookshop"
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"beautiful house"
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"extensive grounds"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are members of National Trust & this place is amazing to go to. It has a huge expanse of gardens with different variety of plants, shrubs, flowers, etc. The kids loved running around & going to different areas of the estate. We all had...More

Thank Menchie L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here on a nice sunny day. Lots of artefactsto view. Well kept grounds to leisurely walk around.

Thank cswright54
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The grounds and the house are lovely. The way the house has been redecorated shows attention to detail. The grand dining room is very plush, you move from there down below stairs so the difference between living conditions is very noticeable. Weather was good and...More

Thank DanisaSurrey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Must visit on a sunny day, thouroughly enjoyed walking in garden, also interesting architecture in house. Garden is full of wonderful colours, also meadows full of wild flowers adding to colour. Most of large trees are flowering, also fresh green leaves adds to the beauty....More

Thank kumuduni g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Wimpole Estate in the morning. It was cloudy and luckily it was sunny later. In front of me, it was not the first time that I can't believe what I saw in UK about the scope of this fantastic mansion, and garden....More

Thank Preeya I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a cold spring day, so it wasn’t too busy. The house itself is well worth a tour. The guides were very knowledgeable, and only too happy to talk to guests. the parterre garden was very impressive, and the views over to the...More

Thank emmasnonna
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited recently. The house had no soul which was somewhat due to the fact it was simply bland and cold, and somewhat due to the horrid volunteers who accost you at the entrance.

Thank CloseMyEyes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow plenty of time to visit, there's lots to see and do. We were travelling back home from Essex and called in on a very wet day. Visited the house which is lovely and has amazing plasterwork. The chapel is painted, and there is an...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The gardens are beautiful and the more extensive grounds provide ample opportunity for long walks through sheep pastures. Lovely photo opportunities inside the house and in the estate. This is a vast outside space but the house can be walked around...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of eight enjoyed visiting the farm to see the rare breeds especially the war horses, then on to the walled garden, the par terre and the folly!

Thank Peter B
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simon c
2 July 2017|
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Response from Chrisgale | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can just walk in the Parkland and don't have to pay.
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Helen S
11 April 2017|
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Response from SteveNKerry | Reviewed this property |
Certainly can £10-45 Adult £ 5-25 Child £26-15 Family
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Ian P
15 September 2016|
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Response from Andrew081 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are NOT allowed in Wimpole gardens, farm etc i.e. any area that you need to pay to visit. The rest of the estate (that is free is visit) dogs are welcome, but I think they may have to be kept on a lead due to the... More
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