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Snowshill Manor, Snowshill

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History Museum
Filled to bursting with eclectic items collected by architect Charles Wade, Snowshill Manor stands as one of the Cotswolds' little-known but remarkably rewarding tourist attractions. Interested in every object that shows outstanding craftsmanship, Wade lived by the motto "Let nothing perish." He filled the house with antique clocks, rare musical instruments, small toys, old bicycles and more. Among thousands of items amassed during Wade's life, you can see 26 suits of samurai armor, the manor's most famous possessions. The grounds include a typical English garden, restaurant, and a gift shop, where you can pick up handmade souvenirs and second-hand books. With our international travel planner, Snowshill attractions like Snowshill Manor can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The walk from the car park to the manor is beautiful with fantastic views over the hills. I found the house very strange but interesting as it is full of all sorts of oddities and collections. The old...  more »
  • We had a guided tour of the Manor and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Our guide was well informed and pleasant to deal with. Lots of additional pieces of information and she answered every question from...  more »
  • This beautiful old manor set in the heart of the Cotswolds is stuffed full of all sorts collected by the eccentric owner for years. So much so that he chose to live in a little cottage giving the mano...  more »
  • Snowshill manor is a very nice house. We went just after storm Doris had passed over, so unfortunately not everything was open. There are lots of fields around this place, so you could go walking.
  • This was very different to other houses we have been to. The gardens were lovely and there were very interesting outbuildings. The house was crammed full of objects collected by the owner on his travels and the stories behind them, which were explained by the very knowlegable guides, were fascinating
  • Fantastic house full of collected treasures truly fascinating lovely gardens and tea room.
  • Brilliant day out, fantastic collections in the manor, lovely walk, or shuttle service available if needed. Fair size NT shop, plenty of parking. Arrive early to book into manor- visits are in allocated slots which are booked on a first come basis each day.
  • Lovely place to visit, friendly staff. Lovely house, small with lots of quirky things to see. Note it's a little walk from the car park down to the house. Gardens are very well kept. Would say you could spend 4 hours here, longer if you went to the cafe.