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Wimpole Estate

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Address: Arrington SG8 0BW, England
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The original house on this 3,000-acre estate was built for Sir Thomas...

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.

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Beautiful and interesting

As N.T. members we like to work round a few new properties each year but Wimpole is firmly on our favorites list. Beautifully kept, and very interesting. The library is incredible... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As N.T. members we like to work round a few new properties each year but Wimpole is firmly on our favorites list. Beautifully kept, and very interesting. The library is incredible - the largest collection in the whole N.T.! Gardens are great to wander through, and the farm is lively and interactive. There really is something here for everyone, from... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here recently. This is a great historic home outside of Cambridge. There are experts on each floor to give you insight into the home. The grounds of the estate are large and good for exploring. The estate also has a nice little church you can visit. The cafe is small with limited offerings, but affordable and there is a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in Ocotober on my way to Cambridge and it was very busy, probably because it was half-term. If you are not a National Trust member, this is one of the more expensive properties to visit (£16+ basic adult ticket) but there is a lot to see and you could easily spend all day here. We didn't have time to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went yesterday with grandchildren. It was absolutely packed and very cold. The cafe was under staffed and wasn't prepared for the crowds there were not nearly enough staff managing it it was chaotic. I waited in a queue for 30 minutes to buy a cup of tea and there only appeared to be 1 lady was trying to deal... More 

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Thank Janet A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

came here soon after moving to Cambridge as I pass it to the train station. On the occasion we went it was a themed day so and do there was much to see in the grounds.

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the first weekend of the Xmas at WImpole event and are national trust members. We arrived just after opening and already packed and had to park in overflow in the field. We went to the house first and the decorations and tress were amazing and the house was all very well done for Xmas even some free... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been numerous times as we're NT members and this is the nearest NT site. We bought NT membership primarily to get out and about more with the kids - the house itself is pretty dry and this had previously put us off coming here very often, however, we've been to a 40s event, halloween event and most recently,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Lots to do at Wimpole, the stable area has lots of shops and curios, pity the cafe was closed, would have been much nicer to have been able to get a coffee and sit down without the queue at the restaurant. Went to the house to view the wonderful decorated Christmas Trees, these were themed in every room and corridor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went with the family for the Christmas event. Was an absolute amazing event, so nicely decorated, festive music and lots of activities for children. Really put us in the Christmas mood. Highly recommended to visit throughout the year

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Been today and despite the rain, we have had a fantastic day. The house was only partially open, but they had lots of activities on the go and the amazing Christmas decorations were stunning. So much hard work has gone in to this. The big negative was the huge que for the restaurant. There was a cafe at Home Farm... More 

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