Wimpole Estate, Arrington

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.  Our Arrington trip planner makes visiting Wimpole Estate and other Arrington attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A lovely place to break our journey south, although it was a bitterly cold day. The NT book indicated that the farm wasn't open, but it was, lots of lovely pigs and quite a few other farm animals. We ...  more »
  • The grounds at Wimpole are perfect for an afternoon walk. The newly refurbished folly is pretty to walk around and the views over the fields are beautiful. Highly reccomend a visit if you are in the a...  more »
  • We were aware that the house wasn't fully open and went on a picture tour which didn't sound very exciting. However, we didn't just look at pictures, we heard all sorts of fascinating anecdotes about ...  more »

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