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What a hidden gem! Fab staff to welcome you and offer advice. Free audio guide included in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris A
Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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Mainly for history buffs

Very unusual building stuck out in the wilds, but with a very interesting history. Once you have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boston, United Kingdom
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Lyveden New Bield Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a hidden gem! Fab staff to welcome you and offer advice. Free audio guide included in entrance ticket. Excellent excellent excellent!

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very unusual building stuck out in the wilds, but with a very interesting history. Once you have looked round the main building there are several walks round the countryside and a nice tea room to visit. Needs the weather to be good though as there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard lots of good reviews about this place so decided to visit recently....really unimpressed with the whole place, just a shell of a not very interesting building, they charge £7.00 to walk round a meadow with a couple of mounds and a few apple tree's...More

Thank bobbyjoe1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quiz trail today,my son is a bb fan and saw advertisment of 1 pound per quiz. I have previously paid for and visited the house but as we were only hoping to do the quiz I thought I'd be able to just...More

1  Thank hayleyansell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent a fabulous day here. Lyveden has been expertly preserved and presented with such hard work from the National Trust and fantastic volunteers. The aspect of Thomas Treshams home is amazing, if visiting I would really recommend to use the audio guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this placw for a sunny Sunday day out. If it's your first visit use the free audio guide as it' s very informative and entertaining and takea you through both the house and garden history. We also took a picnic which was great for...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited one afternoon and really enjoyed Lyveden. You need to understand the story behind the unfinished house to get the most from the visit. The tea room is lovely.

Thank Stew853
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked the two miles there from the closest bus stop in Lower Benefield, a nice walk through fields and small woods. The place was easy to find with all the signs and the staff very friendly and welcoming. It is a very beautiful building...More

Thank Benjamin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfinished structure with no roof, aparantly the owner never had the money to finish it. Impressive building, interesting inside and out. Audio guide was good here. Grounds are ok for long walks but no gardens etc. Lovely cafe in a small garden area next to...More

1  Thank LesGUk
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This property is unusual by nature of the fact that sadly, it was never finished. Nevertheless it is a very interesting insight into building methods in 1600! It also has historical importance with the family's connection to the Gunpowder Plot. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views...More

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There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.