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Wimpole Estate

Arrington SG8 0BW, England
+44 1223 206000
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Perfect for families but boy is it busy!

We loved our visit to Wimpole Estate, one of the most impressive NT locations around! We went on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Will H
via mobile

An absolutely wonderful place for a beautiful long walk with the dogs. Steeped in history, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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” (147 reviews)
“national trust” (130 reviews)
“home farm” (106 reviews)
Arrington SG8 0BW, England
+44 1223 206000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Wimpole Estate, one of the most impressive NT locations around! We went on a basement tour of the House learning all about the history of the servant classes of Wimpole - a perfect length at 30 minutes long. The farm...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful place for a beautiful long walk with the dogs. Steeped in history, the grounds, manor house and farm are just magical and one feels transported back in time.

Thank WNYC2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here the other weekend and had a lovely time exploring the gardens. The Wall Garden and Home Farm were very interesting. The café served very good light and roast lunches and tea and cakes in the afternoon.

Thank DJF710
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really interesting place. the hall itself was full of interesting items, and i loved the sunken bath in the basement. there was plenty of information available about each room, and very helpful guides. outside the hall was a beautifully laid out italian...More

Thank 2wirralwanderers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopping here on our way to Norfolk, was a perfect way to break the journey, the food in the restaurant was lovely, the gardening staff took time to answer our questions, excellent coffee, great place for a walk around. This is a working estate, you...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe I haven't reviewed Wimpole Estate before as I have been so many times in the last year and a bit (thanks to NT membership, the prices are far too high to visit regularly without it). I have been on my own and...More

Thank MissH81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice grounds, you can see lots from the house not just few rooms. I attended a walk led by a local volunteer, really worth it as we could enjoy some facts about the house’s and the grounds’ history.

Thank Eszter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As usual for National Trust properties, amazingly well kept House and working estate with a very interesting history, beautiful gardens and a courtyard. House guides were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.My only complaint would be that the service both in the restaurant and the coffee...More

Thank Mustafa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There isn’t a lot to see in the interior of Wimpole House the most interesting bits being the yellow drawing room a T shaped double height domed space inserted into the old building by the architect Sir John Soane taking out seven other rooms. He...More

Thank arborfieldman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this October, well worth it for the variety. We enjoyed the walled gardens, farm and walk to the folly. The house is magnificent both inside and out. Great little restaurant/tea room but picnic places too. I could envisage returning and enjoying the grounds in...More

Thank Jo5388
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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.
Helen S
12 April 2017|
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Response from SteveNKerry | Reviewed this property |
Certainly can £10-45 Adult £ 5-25 Child £26-15 Family
Ian P
16 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