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Wimpole Estate, Arrington

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A historic property featuring an imposing mansion and a working home farm, Wimpole Estate covers an area of over 1,214 hectares (3,000 acres). The mansion, begun around 1640, is the largest house in Cambridgeshire. Over the centuries, many notable architects worked to expand and improve the house, including Thomas Chicheley, Henry Flitcroft, and H.E. Kendall. The estate is renowned for its north park, which includes belts of woodland, gentle rolling hills, restored lakes, and a gothic tower. Stroll through the walled gardens to see a variety of wildlife, or join a guided walk to learn the secret stories of this historic estate. Check online for a full list of upcoming special events, which include outdoor performances, tours of the hall closets, and guided bike rides.  Arrange to visit Wimpole Estate and other attractions in Arrington using our Arrington tourist route planner.
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  • This National Trust property is outstanding in its history, educational facilities, beautiful gardens and park and house whose history is so interesting. It is so worth a visit, and provides entertain...  more »
  • Visited with kids, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law etc - not disappointed! Very pleasant surroundings with plenty for all to keep interested in, nic-nac shops, several tea rooms, love...  more »
  • Very nice place for a day get away, beautiful grounds and house with tons of history, If you can make it to Highclere castle for you Downton Abby fans, this is an excellent alternative.  more »
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  • Some of the best walking in Cambridgeshire. The trees in the estate are fabulous in autumn and parking for non members is only £2 per day. If you're a member then the house is well worth a look. I also hear that the Farm (which is brilliant for kids) is now included with membership.
  • The grounds are what makes this place. They go on for miles with gentle hills, lakes and even a ruined castle (actually a folly). There is a long walk through forests that successfully manages to maintain the illusion of a large forest when in reality is little more than a band of trees on either side of the path. The grounds have sheep, cows and geese. The formal gardens are also excellent especially in summer when there are thousands of flowers everywhere. Plenty of parking (free for national trust members) but can be a bit muddy in winter. Not easy to get there by public transport so a car is recommended.
  • It's a couple of years since I last visited. Was pleased to see that there is now no extra charge for entry to the farm and additional rooms on display in the house. There was a very interesting display of historical cartoons. Food in the tea room was good.
  • great place to take little kids to see some farm animals, great place to go for a short or fairly long walk. Bring your dog and enjoy a ramble. Nice shop and friendly folks too.
  • Great day out. Something for people of all ages. Beautiful grounds and house