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Wimpole Estate, Arrington

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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 fantastic 2500 acre estate has enough to keep you here for a day at least. The house tour is very enlightening, and the collected contents fascinating. Its history is well explained,both by the s...  read more »
  • This was our second visit to Wimpole as a National Trust member and we found everything just as intriguing the second time around. My partner and I are both 20yrs old so we understand why some of the ...  read more »
  • This is a wonderful National Trust Property.We visited the Working Farm first and were really pleased to find such a superb farm for all ages to enjoy.Next the walled Garden which is probably the larg...  read more »
  • Great place to take kids. Working farm with animals, farm cafe with ride-on tractors and a great adventure playground in the woods. Plus all your usual National Trust attractions: house, fudge, tasty but slightly-too-expensive food.
  • Fantastic National Trust property. Impressive grounds that go on and on and on! Well worth a visit! Lots to see and do including the working farm which gives a real insight into how farming methods have changed over the centuries. Charming mansion which is open and very accessible to the public. Old Rectory Restaurant has the best food of all National Trust properties I have visited. Would thoroughly recommend Wimpole for a day out. Very popular property as you can imagine so would advise arriving early (10 AM) and getting in queue for lunch at the restaurant in good time (11:50 AM) and getting a table before joining the queue.
  • Really lovely farm. Plenty for kids to see and do. Nice landscaped walk between farm and house. Coffee very good in stables cafe.
  • Great house, extremely helpful and informative staff. Pigs in animal farm going beserk provided huge entertainment in the minutes leading up to their anticipated feeding time! Lambing season meant we might be lucky and witness a birth - but we were unlucky.
  • Only had time to stay for the parkrun and a cup of tea. The parkrun was beautiful with some amazing views. The tea/breakfast was nice but quite expensive.
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