England Journals

Weekend Expeditions in the UK

A travel journal to England by beckyX

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Photo, Cambridge, England More Photos
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Wimpole Hall Estate (National Trust)

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Attraction | "Wimpole Hall - See How the Other Half Lived"

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Wimpole Hall is a National Trust property located about 8 miles south-west of Cambridge. It is a stately home with extensive grounds, and has various cafes and restaurants, formal gardens and a farm. The grounds are open all year round in daylight hours, but check on the website if you want to visit the other attractions there - the hall is closed over the winter months and the farm and gardens have shorter opening hours (often restricted to weekends) too.===The Hall===The hall itself dates to the 17th Century and according to the guide I spoke to is the largest house in Cambridgeshire. It has changed hugely over the years, with parts of it being demolished and rebuilt according to t...Read More

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Wimpole Hall Estate (National Trust)
Arrington
Cambridgeshire, England SG8 0BW
+44 1223 207257

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

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Attraction | "Anglesey Abbey: Stately Home Near Cambridge"

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Photo, Cambridge, England
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Anglesey Abbey is not, as the name might suggest, an Abbey, nor is it in Anglesey. It is, instead, a National Trust stately home and gardens located about five miles Northeast of Cambridge near the small villages of Lode and Stow-cum-Quy. Pre-Henry the eighth, there was a priory here, but the house obtained its current form due to the work of Lord Fairhaven, in the 1920s and 30s.Depending on the time of year that you come, there are various attractions to see here, including extensive grounds of 46 hectares including gardens, lawns, the house, a second hand book shop, a gallery, and a working water mill. Unusually, the gardens are well worth a visit in the winter time, because one of the g...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 29, 2010

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
Quy Road, Lode
Cambridgeshire, England CB5 9EJ
44 1223 811200