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Amazingly well organised tour and 5* restoration

I organised this trip as part of a book club tour with 7 girlfriends. We had read a book about... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
146gillianj
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Fantastic!

The Isle of Wight is full of great scenery and so many super places to visit. I have waited many... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
MS5212
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United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, History Museum and Garden. The home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson which has now been restored to its former glory with a beautiful walled garden. From 1853 until his death in 1892, Farringford was the main home of the renowned Victorian...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I organised this trip as part of a book club tour with 7 girlfriends. We had read a book about Tennyson and thought this would bring him to life. It was amazing to see the restoration work that has happened here. All the rooms are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Isle of Wight is full of great scenery and so many super places to visit. I have waited many, many years to see this very important estate open to the public as a fitting tribute to Alfred, Lord Tennyson and his family; the wait...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MS5212
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Having read Tennyson's Gift, it was so good to visit Tennyson's house to get a better context of the man. As people have already said, you need to book beforehand and there is a maximum of 20 people in the house at any one time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hollowa2016
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The quality of the restoration of this house and garden is remarkable. It was a great thrill to see the house where Tennyson lived. The information available was helpful. The downsides were that there was no refreshments available and that the audio guide was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Commendable efforts are being made to return this property from it's many years as a hotel to its former status as the home of Tennyson for nearly 30 years. On arrival, you are given an audio guide, but rather than being allowed to wander round...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrpotatohead72
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I spent a lovely hour or so, just looking round the garden and grounds, taking a walk round the park - about half a mile.The house is open twice a day - need to book. Tennyson's house

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is an impressive venue. Having been restored over many years the house is I beleive one of the best historical houses I have visited. First things first you must book a slot - either 10 30 or 14 30hrs - when you arrive it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cricklewood
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Warning: Long review - but only because I loved it so much! For any lover of Alfred Lord Tennyson's words (or for those who simply want to step into the shoes of one of our greatest poets for a few precious hours), this beautifully restored...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Onjali R
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across Farringford House on our way to another place & we were not disappointed. Must stress that you have to prebook if you want to tour the house. Thank you to Diana for squeezing us onto the tour. It was the perfect end to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank see0nee
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Firstly a word of warning: You can only visit the inside of the house if you book on an organised tour. These seem to happen twice a day, at 10.30am and 2.30pm and numbers are limited. A visit to the gardens is very interesting but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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