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Snowshill Manor, Snowshill

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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Snowshill using our trip planner.
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  • Within a radius of 100 kilometers around there is nothing comparable, normal, it is incomparable and its inventor, because it is the invention of a world, his world is a poet-architect who answers to the name Charles Wade. Her house is a book whose chapters are the parts that you can visit, and his style, a free man who is afraid of nothing and does not fear the faults of taste. It accumulates, it stacks up, he mixes, he adds, he mixes, he diverts and assemble, without that never it seems too. Yet the pieces are filled from floor to ceiling, carpets for tapestries, cabinets in the attic, but each object finds its place, as if Charles Wade was able to find the object that should be, over centuries, beyond reasonable. And his passion runs from room to room like a WISP, one who had to live in it all his life and continues to feed its walls. It's a great adventure to share in a world that today would standardize, streamline everything. Mr Wade is an example, perhaps not to follow because it seems unique on the subject, but in any case he responded affirmatively to the question asked Lamartine: "Inanimate objects you have a soul?". His answer is clear and enlightening. And it is same "which attaches to our soul and the strength to love".
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  • As a National Trust member this was an addition to our regular visits to local sites.The Centre is really for adults or teenagers as its very much about gardens and interesting artifacts throughout th...  more »
  • I have just been to visit with my two girls age 3.5 and 6.5 and we all had a wonderful time! We are NT members and both girls love visiting the different places and this one we felt was really special...  more »

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