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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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10:30 - 17:00
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Beautiful grounds to stroll around

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amanda G
Oundle, United Kingdom
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I won't go into describing the unfinished house as this info is widely available in previous reviews. We've visited this site a few times, with a picnic and also without. There aren't any picnic benches but plenty of space to spread out using blankets. On a nice day families fly kites, play ball and run through the dry moats. The... More 

Thank cheesynachochos
Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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318 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this week and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the country side. The grounds are lovely and the house is well worth a look round and finding out about the history. There is a very small cafe run by the National Trust the prices are not cheap and I had a tiny sausage roll which they charged me 3.75... More 

Thank AndrewUK2013
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are NT members and were in the area so visited. I thought it was a pretty place for a spring walk. There is not much to do and the house is just a shell. It is very peaceful and there is a NT cafe on site where you can indulge in tea and cake. I wouldn't go out of... More 

Thank livinglifetothefull1
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had lovely homemade scones with fresh pot of tea. Service is a little slow at times, but always accommodating, friendly and helpful..therefore, well worth the wait. I have been to this venue many times before and have enjoyed the calm, clean and welcoming environment. The indoor environment is quite small. However, in the summertime there's plenty... More 

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137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Lyveden New Bield many times before on our own and with family members. The purpose of yesterday's visit was to enjoy a picnic in peaceful surroundings. We had a lovely time, enjoying reading our books, photography and a stroll through the grounds. For those wishing to explore, it is the remains of an unfinished Grand Country... More 

Thank NorthamptonRicho
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the partially completed Elizabethan house and to learn a little more about that period of history. The ruin is surrounded by beautiful walks, a labyrinth to explore and an apple orchard. When you need a rest and some refreshments there is a lovely cafe which sells homemade cakes and sandwiches. The cream tea with... More 

Thank spwilliams13
Newquay, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The builder of this place was a Roman Catholic in England at a time when it was dangerous to be associated with this faith. The Triangular Lodge at Rushton was relatively small compared to Lyveden but the symbolism is clear. Associated with the Gunpowder Plot, the owner died before it could be completed having spent some years in prison because... More 

Thank Vinylman101
Grantham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a Monday off work and wanted something a bit left field. National Trust property that is an eternal new build project, unfinished because of a backstory more intriguing than you can imagine. It's in the middle of nowhere juxtaposed between Corby and the delights of Rural Northants. We had a surreal afternoon here. Open your mind, visit and... More 

1 Thank lizandtone
Rushden, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This ruin is of historical importance, for the Northamptonshire area, it's a good example of an unfinished project by the Tresham family. It's an unfinished summer house on a grand scale.

1 Thank peter h

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