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This maybe a ruin but it is atmospheric and magnetic. The story behind it is quite sad. It would be... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
ssjpst
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London, United Kingdom
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Lovely site, really interesting :)

We went out for a bike ride and decided to break it up with a visit to Appldurcombe House. The... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
OneGirlThreeBoys
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We turned up at this house in early October to find everywhere locked up, and a notice saying that it was closed for the winter from 30 September. As entry is free, and the site is, according to other reviewer, unmanned, this seems to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This maybe a ruin but it is atmospheric and magnetic. The story behind it is quite sad. It would be better to download the wealth of information about the house on line before you visit. Hopefully English heritage will be able to find the funds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ssjpst
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This site, owned by English Heritage, is accessible by public transport. It is a short stroll from the bus stop. There are no staff on site and it is free to just wander and read the information boards. You need some imagination to feel what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We went out for a bike ride and decided to break it up with a visit to Appldurcombe House. The kids loved the freedom of the open space, running about and hiding etc. Noticed a rope swing in the gardens too but wanted to press...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A visit to use your imagination and immerse yourself in time gone by! A part preserved Tudor house and so glad it is. Step back in time! Free entry and worth a visit. Only takes about an hour and the views are amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

There is not much not to like, a stately home that kids can run around and not risk ruining the place (any more than the Germans, nature and the department of works have already conspired to do). And did I say it was free? Quite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Was well worth the visit to see this fascinating piece of history. There are some excellent photo oppotunities here especially when you back up and see the entire house in one photo. Really nice to go around and read the information boards.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rich J
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Impressive stately home, now in ruin, worth a visit if passing - free to get in. Interesting history surrounding the house and the family.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Free to park and free to look around, worth a look if your passing. Gardens are pretty. Just a shell of the house remains but it's interesting to see a different side to a stately home.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank loves_to_travel075
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Not a lot of this once great house left now, just the stone structure. It is worth a wander around for half an hour, or longer if you walk around the grounds perhaps with a picnic. Space for the kids to run riot but nothing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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davelee231
19 September 2017|
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Response from 555Julia555 | Reviewed this property |
Certainly - no one there to say otherwise
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davelee231
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Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but please clean up
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