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Brought a book to life

Having read Tennyson's Gift, it was so good to visit Tennyson's house to get a better context of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hollowa2016
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Remarkable restoration

The quality of the restoration of this house and garden is remarkable. It was a great thrill to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel F
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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The home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson which has now been restored to its former glory with a beautiful walled garden.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bedbury Lane, Freshwater PO40 9PE, England
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+44 1983 752500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank hollowa2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mrpotatohead72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

2  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

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

Thank idlerocks
Reviewed 21 August 2018

High quality self catering in the Stables.We had our usual flat with one bedroom with all the usual amenities one requires. Towels and bed linen changed regularly. We were offered the chance of a tour around the Tennyson house for free but this year we...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We drove for an hour to visit during our holiday and could not get in. The website does not make clear that you can only look round if you are on a tour. At most historic houses a tour is optional, and the website opening...More

2  Thank ewestcott17
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