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Avebury Manor, Avebury

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 400 reviews on the web
Wander through an early 16th-century manor house and its gardens at Avebury Manor. Try out the four-poster beds, listen to old gramophones, and play billiards at this fully restored house, where furniture and decorations can be handled, rather than merely viewed. Before you explore the manor, view the short film about its restoration, which was featured on the BBC television series "The Manor Reborn." Use our Avebury trip builder to arrange your visit to Avebury Manor and other attractions in Avebury.
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  • It may not be the normal approach of the National trust, but the approach to showing the house in various ages to match the owners gives an opportunity to see some beautiful furnishings and learn abou...  read more »
  • first time i have visited the manor, it was always closed before,it was revelation to be able to touch pick up objects and sit on the furniture,its so well done,i know its a mix of time slots but felt...  read more »
  • Great building tons of history but the BBC took it over a while back and did up 9 rooms of how they believed it you kind of cannot help feeling its not so real. Extortionate National Trust f...  read more »
  • A fantastic rustic memory still standing strong today
  • Oh dear! Beautiful spot, lovely surroundings, so much work has been done to put Averbury's amazing heritage on the map.. Stayed at fab The Old Forge, B & B in East Kennet, paid the £7 official parking to visit the stones (n.b there is car parking in the village, but signs there insist "no tourist parking", the henge shop must love that) enjoyed strong coffee and fluffy cakes at the visitor centre, bought books at the site shop, then one wrong step into the gardens and we were scuttled after by officious National Heritage bod, who nearly burst a vessel when i took a photo of the garden next to the main entrance without spending the £10.00 entrance fee (manor and gardens). No sense of proportion at all. Take a leaf out of West Dean Gardens in West Sussex, National Heritage Avebury, and chill out a bit. Will go back. It is a magic place, and petty people can't bring a great place down.
  • This was a really neat experience for my wife and I. I was amazed that as soon as we walked in were invited to look, touch, sit on the furniture -- even try out the beds if we like, as long as we took our shoes off! Everything looked really fantastic inside; it's what I'd expect an English manor to look like. All the volunteers were very friendly and engaging, happy to discuss anything about the room they were in. If you are a photographer, you'll have fun here, as there are so many subjects to pick from, and the lighting (albeit challenging at times) really provides drama. Bring a wide lens, as some of the rooms are small. My favorite room was the one immediately to your right as you enter. Cozy and filled with tons of period stuff. All that was missing was a glass of scotch in my hand to swirl around!
  • Recalling the TV series, the Manor seemed to offer an interesting family day out. And so it proved to be. The volunteer stewards were all so evidently enthusiastic, and the invitation to try out the furniture made a striking change from the more conventional NT properties. The whole property was as meticulously cared for and the walled garden was exceptionally well done. If you go then try the café at the back of the house, that is run by the volunteers
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