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“dream gardens” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Ranked #5 of 49 things to do in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“dream gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

visiting the gardens in summer was a wonderful experience. It's like being in a fairy tale. The gardens are well maintained and are quite extensive. If you have children think it might be a nice ride for them too.I think it's a place you can visit in any season without leading a disappointment.

Visited July 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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“Fairies and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

As our 3 year old grandson wanted to see some fairies we decided to take him to Brodsworth Hall, as we have been before to see the house. Being members of EH it cost us nothing, and he enjoyed exploring the gardens, playing with sticks, picking pine cones and using the play area. Unfortunately, there was no guide as to where the fairies were, so he soon got bored with looking for them!!
We enjoyed lunch outside, even though it was rather windy. Although the pies and peas my husband and I had were delicious, we do find the food here quite pricey, especially the children's lunch box at almost £4 for one slice of bread with ham, a bag of raisins, a gingerbread biscuit and fruit shoot, and almost £2 for a pot of tea for one.. My advice would be to chose a warm day and take your own picnic.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Christine K
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Hull
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46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Step back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We had an enjoyable trip in early September and that was a good time to see the flowers in bloom in the Italian Garden. We did the guided tour of the house which was interesting but didn't have the wow factor for us. The house has been preserved by English Heritage rather than being restored to it's former glory due to cost. If you think you'd like to hear stories of the family who lived there and why it ended in disrepair you'll find it a worthwhile outing. I'm not sure how English Heritage justify spending a fortune on an authenic carpet which they allow visitors to walk on and then leave other rooms derelict but I guess that's preservation! The cafe was ok but my salad was a bit brown although the chocolate cake afterwards made up for it.

Visited September 2013
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“brodsworth hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

A really lovely day out! Even though the outside of the house is undergoing extensive renovation work and covered in scaffolding, it didn't detract from a most interesting day. The gardens, even at this time of the year, were well worth seeing. In the spring and summer they must be breathtaking. The house is a real gem. It is like stepping back into a Victorian family home, everything is wonderfully preserved and it has a real "lived in" atmosphere. The taster tour is worth catching and gives a very good potted history of the house. The room guides are excellent, in fact we found all the staff extremely helpful and pleasant. Well worth a visit at any time of the year!

Visited October 2013
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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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“Well maintained”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

I enjoy the gardens at Brodsworth Hall. The sunken garden is magic. All the gardens are well maintained and beautiful. The onsite cafe has a good selection and reasonably priced. The outside of the house is currently undergoing some renovation/cleaning but this does not hamper visting the house. Well worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
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