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Lyveden New Bield

Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Wonderful surprise - so much history, even more mystery

I expected a routine National Trust garden experience, but wow, what a revelation Lyveden is. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
Surprisingly Good Visit

We visited this excellent attraction today; it's quite a journey south from Grantham, but we're... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeff T
Malvern, United Kingdom
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Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Reviewed yesterday

I expected a routine National Trust garden experience, but wow, what a revelation Lyveden is. This creative building (the Garden Lodge) and labyrinth (formerly an orchard) were the brainchilds of one of the Gunpowder Plot traitors. It is full of catholic symbols: some overt, some...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this excellent attraction today; it's quite a journey south from Grantham, but we're really glad that we visited. Excellent courteous reception, friendly well-kept tea garden; but the best part was the simply excellent audio commentary, giving masses of clear and interesting info about...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating visit, not just the building but the grounds too. You must get the audio guide to get the most out of this, but the string is just amazing.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent history surrounding this National trust property. The basic history behind the building is, it was to be a country manor house but due to the owner passing away the builders thought to themselves "If the owner has sadly passed away, who is going to...More

Thank Roy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Sunday afternoon here has a very vibrant positive feel to the place and is a great place to explore with moats and mounds and a unique stately house that has not been finished of due to tragic circumstances.The staff are great and...More

Thank Martyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for photo, dog walk etc Great first thing in the morning, the lighting is excellent, not too well known so fantastic for photos

Thank r2d41-borg-tiberius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choose a good weather day if possible. Unfortunately, we visited at a time when the winds were virtually horizontal, albeit the sun was intermittent. The day and night before had been heavy rain so we were unable to access the ground floor of the "house",...More

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the audio tour and let your imagination do some work, a fascinating insight into how this building and spectacular garden came into being. Loved it!

Thank RicoshayLincoln
Reviewed 3 May 2017

wasn't really sure what to expect, but enjoy going round this unfinished building. The audio commentary was very good and informative, we explored and listened. The grounds are quite extensive and the NT have started to put the grounds back to how they would have...More

Thank city-crystal
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A lovely place to stroll around, dog friendly including the cafe garden. Footpaths pass through the grounds too, ISO it's a good base for a longer walk in beautiful woodland and countryside

Thank Amanda G
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Can dogs walk around
13 March 2016|
Response from Amy C |
There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.