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Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
(4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Visit Anglesey Abbey for a fine example of British country living. Existing for almost 1,000 years and changing over time, the house is a fine example of grandeur. In 1600 CE, Thomas Parker converted the priory into a Jacobean-style house. The house remained in disrepair until 1926 when Lord Fairhaven fully restored the house and garden to what you see today. The dining room remains as one of the oldest surviving rooms in the house, dating back to 1236. Meticulously maintained gardens span 46 hectares (114 acres) and contain numerous plant species. If you're traveling early in the year, check to see if the dates of The Snowdrop Festival work with your plans. After exploring the house and gardens, visit Lode Mill, a fully operational water mill containing 150-year-old components. A functioning mill has been part of the property's makeup for nearly 1,000 years. Put Anglesey Abbey into our Cambridge travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cambridge.
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  • Visited on a busy November Sunday...there'd been a lot of rain but the paths are pretty solid. We ambled round the winter garden walk, looking at the spectacular colour in the trees and boarders. The ...  more »
  • It was a lovely sunny autumn day, we walked around the beautiful colourful gardens , taking in all the autumn shades..the walk was mainly on grass areas..the rose garden was amazing with lots of roses...  more »
  • Went here following a report I saw on the T/V about the tree colours at this time of year,was not disappointed at all.We had a tour guide who was very knowledgeable to the extreme,he new the history o...  more »
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  • This place is so different each time we visit. This time the autumn colours were amazing. I have never seen the car park so full. Once you leave the cafe area the crowds disappear. A triumph of gardening skills on display here.
  • We had a wonderful day at Anglesey in August 2016. The staff were so helpful, our 10 year old granddaughter enjoyed checking things off in her 'things to do' book and the 'cube' was a great success. We were blessed by super weather, but it seems a lot of thought has gone into planning things for children to do, including on wet days. Well done! We will come again.
  • What an experience Gardens superb .House full of architectural interest for all people Relaxing time spent wondering around .Food and drink to help you along and lots of information if you want it Will go again
  • One of the most organised and thoroughly well delivered National Trust properties I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot. Excellent, from the hard standing car park to the enormous cafe and copious gardens and the working Water Mill, where we watched and bough flour being made. Very popular with families, one of the few NT places that is child friendly in a very positive way.
  • We love this mplace. Try to get there a few times a year in the different season to see the changes in colour over the year.