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“nice day-out”
Review of Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Arrington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

It's a wonderful estate, with an impressive historic house, lovely gardens, an interesting farm with animals. Avoid weekends, because there are already too visitors in normal working days. The restaurant is not particularly memorable. Thumbs up for the kids trail inside the House.

2  Thank marinomau
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"national trust"
in 131 reviews
"home farm"
in 106 reviews
"stable block"
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"working farm"
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"nt members"
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"rudyard kipling"
in 18 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 32 reviews
"drawing room"
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"overflow car park"
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"second hand bookshop"
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"shire horses"
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"beautiful house"
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"extensive grounds"
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

My family and I were visiting from Wales and had a great time at Wimpole Estate yesterday. We found the Hall fascinating and were greeted by very friendly staff in all the rooms. At the end of our trip we walked to the home farm and arrived there at 4.30pm. It was a difficult walk for me as I had twisted my knee earlier while walking about the fields. On arrival we were "greeted" by a very rude woman who told us that last entry was 4.30pm and we were too late. Despite the fact that every sign says the farm closes at 5pm not one sign was visible which said that last entry was 4.30pm. She quite obviously wanted to go home early and when we argued with her she said that we would need to pay anyway to get in. Quite frankly she had spoiled our expectations of walking round the farm and we left. It was such a shame that a wonderful day at Wimpole was spoiled by her rudeness. Even if last entry was 4.30pm there are better ways of telling people that than storming out of an office to tell us in such a rude manner. What a pity that one person can ruin a lovely day out. Perhaps she is in the wrong job.

2  Thank JungfrauCardiff
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Lovely well maintained grounds & great self service restaurant which serves food grown at the farm.
I had sausages & mash- best for a long time.
Very nice second hand book shop too.

Thank Hooray H
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Spent the afternoon looking around the house & grounds of this National Trust property. Interesting place to visit, vast walled garden to meander round. Guides in the house were knowledgeable. Choice of places to eat, the stables were full of plants for sale as well as the usual NT goodies. Worth a visit.

Thank JeannieG59
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Just had a great day out at Wimpole, well presented house, great stable block facilities, lovely walled garden and a very good roast pork lunch. A disabled buggy for my elderly mum, though this is not the best. Built for a long armed man not a frail old lady.
The one thing that distressed us was the fruit. Great rows of ripe plums that desperately needed to be picked all going to wind fall. A small sale area in the garden with nothing on offer!
Hundreds of courgette, marrow all sitting there waiting too.
I am used to this in gardens on the street as people can ignore the bounty but they have done such a superb job on the walled garden, the fruit so well maintained but falling.
Never mind it was a very good day and a good lunch!

Thank Simon P
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