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1620s House & Garden

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12 Days of Christmas

What an absolutely fantastic place to visit. We have been 4 times now for different events and each... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Rachel B
via mobile
Gunpowder Plot event

Very well presented and interactive event accessible to all ages, including demonstration of cannon... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Compass595416
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The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath, formerly Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents. This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of...more
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Manor Road | Donington le Heath, Coalville LE67 2FW, England
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic place to visit. We have been 4 times now for different events and each time the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. This event was brilliant as we got to take part in the mummers play and sang carols. Everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of The 12 Days of Christmas event, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page in the coming months for details of our exciting events programme for 2019. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Very well presented and interactive event accessible to all ages, including demonstration of cannon and musket firing. Lovely cakes in the tearoom! Definitely in the calendar for next year.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our Gunpowder Plot Day - history and good cakes, what's not to like. Don't forget to keep an eye on our website for deatils of other events taking place in the run up to...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Searched the net for somewhere to go with a couple of friends. It was only 30 minutes from home and the journey was very easy with a Sat nav. The car park was easy to park in and many spaces. The entry process was easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Manager at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks very much for leaving such a lovely review and we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit do much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the site with your 12 month admission ticket.

Reviewed 16 September 2018

My husband and I visited this place not knowing what to expect. A wonderful experience and plenty to keep us interested. We were shown around by Judy dressed In period costume. Judy is a most experienced guide and made the house come alive to us....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review following your visit to us yesterday. Although the house closes at the end of the month keep an eye on our website for some fascinating events coming in the run up to Christmas. Kind...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic performance of pride and prejudice, great atmosphere and a lovely evening. The grounds were beautiful and everything was well organised 1 arrive early for the best picnic spot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carly D
LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

I'm glad that you enjoyed the performance of Pride and Prejudice, keep an eye on our website for details of our events including outdoor theatre for 2019. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 27 August 2018

On Bank Holiday Monday my wife and two friends were looking for somewhere to visit which would normally be a National Trust or English Heritage property, but I spotted on a map Donington Le Heath House. I thought it may be a bit different to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roger S
LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit to us at the 1620s House and Garden, I will make sure that the staff and volunteers see a copy of it. One small point The 1620s House and Garden is...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited this Manor House today and found it very interesting. There are guides and information sheets to explain the lives of not only the owners but also the staff who lived here in the 1600’s. Looking at the replica food in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review following your visit to the 1620s House & Garden, don't forget that your admission ticket allows unlimited return visits for 12 months from the date of purchase, so visit our website for details of...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Today we went as a group of four adults to the 1620's House and Garden. I had been looking for somewhere local for us to visit for an afternoon, saw this on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. We started with lunch in the tearoom...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review following your recent visit to us at The 1620s House & Garden, I will make sure that the site staff and volunteers see a copy of it. Keep an eye on our website...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived to find the car park blocked off . Tiny sign stating unforeseen circumstances. Unhelpful and unfriendly staff just stated “ you need to park in the road” without any explanation. No spaces in a very tight dodgy road so we left. Wasted trip. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to us yesterday. Unfortunately we had to close the car park at very short notice due to unforeseen site security issues. I’m sorry that a more full explanation was not given to...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Last week, on a gorgeous English Thursday afternoon , we pulled into the car park of “the 1620s House and Gardens” at Donington-le-Heath, Leics, for afternoon tea and to view the refurbished Manor House. We paid the £5 fee, or 5 of us did with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at 1620s House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review of your recent visit to us at the 1620s House & Garden, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this and hope you enjoy your time as a Friend of the...More

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Response from GeorginaS152 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t take dogs when we went and can’t recall noticing any. Suggest you ring them and ask?
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