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Wimpole Estate

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Address: Arrington SG8 0BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 206000
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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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Great place for a walk

This is one of the best places to walk in the Cambridge area. But the car parking is limited especially on busy days - the overflow park is on grass and, guess what, if it is wet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best places to walk in the Cambridge area. But the car parking is limited especially on busy days - the overflow park is on grass and, guess what, if it is wet it is very difficult. National Trust give it some investment - you do charge for parking!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the grounds and farm with daughter-in-law and granddaughter. The grounds aren't quite so good in winter so for us the main attraction was the farm, but neither this nor the house itself open until 11.00 am. We got there before that and pushed our push-chair round the rather muddy grounds then went for a coffee - easier said than... More 

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Suffolk
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a walk up to the Folly on a cold, wet, autumn day we looked forward to lunch in the Rectory Restaurant. I choose sausage and mash with onion gravy. The sausages were burned, the onion gravy was mainly water and the plate was cold. If you have to pay premium prices, it is not unreasonable to be served a... More 

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

This a good national trust managed attraction. There is a lot to do here for the whole family. I have visited Wimpole a few times with my children and they have loved it each time. Its ideal for a sunny summer day but can be visited in any weather. Wellies may be a good idea especially if there have been... More 

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Thank Jaison_stein
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wimpole Hall and the park are amazing - even on a drizzly day in November- and I greatly recommend the cellar tour. But the restaurant needs better management. The queue at lunchtime was long and slow, and yet there was plenty of food, plenty of staff and no problem finding seats in the spacious Rectory Restaurant. In my opinion it... More 

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

Our family are regular visitors here and love the place, usually taking picnic food. This time our plan was to have lunch at the restaurant and go for a walk. The queue for lunch was large and slow moving. A lot of comments suggest the restaurant is in need of some decent management. We chose the roast, which was lamb.... More 

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Thank shirleyEastMidlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going in was ok parking plenty but the firework display was pity full . Considering the amount they charge to get in and the amount of people present the display was very poor.getting out of the car park took 45 minutes there was no Marshall helping with the exiting of the vehicles . Been twice now but can assure you... More 

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Newmarket
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An excellent day spent at this well maintained and well presented National Trust property. The volunteers were well knowledgeable and the information they had enhanced the visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I can honestly say this has been the grandest and best maintained National trust property we have yet visited. The house is full of original details, the gardens are well kept, the whole experience can transport you back in time with very few unpleasant musty smells, the staff were enthusiastic about the estate and it was a pleasure being able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Home Farm had lots animals to see. They also had lots of activities for young children including pumpkin carving. The house and Gardens were well looked after with plenty of interesting things to see.

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