Willington Dovecote and Stables

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Willington Dovecote and Stables

Willington Dovecote and Stables
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks

4.5
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Garry Brace
Bishops Stortford, UK130 contributions
Pretty, not much to do
Oct 2019 • Couples
The dovecote is a very interesting building externally but unfortunately it wasn't open when we went and there's little else to do there. The stables were undergoing maintenance, so couldn't see much of them. Worth reading other reviews as it appears the buildings are occasionally open and worth a look.
Written 13 October 2019
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John B
Cambridgeshire, UK744 contributions
Amazing dovecot but not much else to see
Aug 2019
On a whim we took the road off to the Willington Dovecot as we were retruning from Bedford. It was worth the short diversion but there was not a lot to see and we were the only people there and the building was not open. I used to keep pigeons myself so a dovecot of this size was very impressive. It is hard to believe a building built so well that it has survived for centuries was just to keep birds in. Worth the detour but not a major venue in itself.
Written 11 September 2019
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HerbieK83
5 contributions
Classic Car Meet 6/8/19
Aug 2019 • Family
Spent a couple of hours here this evening at a classic car meet/show. Absolutely beautiful place and everything catered for (e.g teas, coffees and ice-cream van, toilets). The stables and Dovecote were open and the National Trust staff were so welcoming and friendly and knowledgeable in the details of the place. Highly recommended if you are keen on history,not the best for smaller children unless you take a football, but even then the grass area isn't great for that and people do live nearby. It's a perfect little spot if you like to walk as easily accessible from many ways including public pathways. The only thing I'd say is that if there is no event being held there, it's a worthwhile visit but will be over quickly as the dovecote/stables are not open often, however other attractions nearby.
Written 6 August 2019
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cornflower187045
Peterborough, UK107 contributions
What a find!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Came across this quite by accident after having been to the Danish camp. Certainly has the Wow factor. Absolutely magnificent. Loved it and the surrounding area.
Written 9 June 2019
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davehowe
Pitstone, UK94 contributions
Little gem
Apr 2019 • Solo
Tucking away in this charming village, worth a look while walking or cycling locally. Well preserved and a great example
Written 13 April 2019
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CJTravelerTexas
Texas8,247 contributions
A Piece of History
Sep 2018 • Friends
While driving around Bedfordshire, a visit to Willington to see St. Lawrence Church and the adjacent impressively large dovecote and the stables, dating back to the 1540s, is well worth the time. It is especially interesting if a local guide is available to point out the historical significance.
Written 27 September 2018
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Peter Y
37 contributions
16th Century dove cote, the size of a house!
Jun 2018 • Friends
Not open as a rule, but on rare occasions. When it isn't open, park in its grounds, look around the building's exterior and enjoy a planned walk from the map on the fence.

Allegedly visited by King Henry VIII
Written 24 August 2018
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Keith W
Bedford, UK16 contributions
Henry the Eighth came here, it's historical !!
Aug 2018 • Couples
There's not a lot of it, but it's a place of great history. Your best bet is to combine it with the nearby country walks and a stop at the Danish Camp by the river. A really nice afternoon all round.
Written 4 August 2018
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Margaret P
Milton Keynes, UK14 contributions
Fascinating historical buildings.
May 2018 • Couples
Our visit was made very interesting because we had a very knowledgeable guide who opened the Dovecote for us and explained the history of the buildings. Without the guide the buildings themselves would have been a lot less interesting.
Written 25 July 2018
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Buddapies
Bedfordshire, UK95 contributions
Annual Classic car show and picnic, Fabulous
May 2018 • Friends
Every year the National Trust open up the stables and Dovecote for us car enthusiasts to meet, chat and have a picnic and this year was no disappointment. Every end of May there is a an open invitation to take your classic car, park up, enjoy the views and scenery, catch up with friends you have not seen for a while, make new ones and enjoy looking at all the variety of cars, all starts at 12pm till around 5pm. You can come in your modern day car park up and look round. It's a donation as you feel event. The church is usually open too serving teas and coffees, they have set times for an organ recitals.
A thoroughly jolly nice afternoon, to relax, chat, meet new people and support the National Trust.
Written 30 May 2018
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