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Anglesey Abbey, Lode

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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. Plan your visit to Anglesey Abbey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lode journey planner.
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  • Went here for the afternoon and would definitely recommend. It has lovely gardens for a walk around. The house itself is good too.  more »
  • Brilliant afternoon wandering around the beautiful gardens, whilst the car park was busy, there was still acres of space to still find the quiet, tranquil spot to relax and unwind. The house was great...  more »
  • Arriving at the abbey during the holidays, it was very busy but there's plenty of car parking space available. The facilities and the restaurant were very good. There's plenty of choice for lunch. The...  more »
  • A lovely house of a size that would make it a beautiful home. Interesting history from religious foundation to recent residence. Furnishings and collections original from last owner & visitors able to get up close to them all will no roped off areas. Touch often encouraged. Room guides among the most friendly we've encountered. The grounds are visited just for themselves but the weather was inclement during our visit so not extensively explored.
  • Extensive gardens, good autumn colours and seems the kind of place you can return to in other seasons and get a different experience. House mildly interesting but entirely focused on the last owner. Working watermill is probably the highlight.
  • Very interesting quirky manor with all the original period furniture, fixtures and fittings. Quite attractive on the outside, and lovely gardens and grounds but again with quirky features like Hornbeam lined avenues that go nowhere. To cap that, there's a fully restored working water mill and a raft of special interest areas and walks. We're going to visit again at different times of year.
  • This place is huge, and there is a mill where they actually mill grain still. It's fun to watch, and when it's running, the whole place shakes. There is a big tree house and playground for kids. Plenty of places to just walk, or sit down on luxurious grass and have a picnic. Epic tree lined paths every time you turn around.
  • A great place with fantastic grounds to wander around. If you time it right, there are numerous tours that you can join that will give you an excellent insight, both from a historical standpoint and their current/future plans. The volunteers were all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

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