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Old England at her best!

Even my English husband who is not a fan of English history fell in love with this place! It is a... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Gympie, Australia
Amazing in the sunshine

Visited this site on the recomendation of our hotel reception. Very pleased we went. A glimpse into... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Lyveden New Bield Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Even my English husband who is not a fan of English history fell in love with this place! It is a beautiful half built garden house set in stunning grounds. Included with the entry fee is an audio tour, TAKE IT, the audio tour really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Visited this site on the recomendation of our hotel reception. Very pleased we went. A glimpse into the struggles the catholics had during the puritan times, extremely good audio guide is provided. In addition a very small but welcoming tea shop for chesse scones and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We are so lucky to have this NT property right on our doorstep and despite having visited many times, the pull to return is always there. Parking is plentiful although the approach is rather long, bumpy and dusty but well worth it when you arrive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dobby4
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Situated in the beautiful unspoilt English countryside, views on a September sunny autumn day were magnificent, it's haunting splendour is truly an historical gem, lovely considerate staff, tea room of cosy comfort, great snacks, we will return on a summers day for a picnic, ancient...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Peter J W
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We are members of the NT and take delight in trying to visit as many of their properties as possible, this one is about 90 minutes from home so is well within reach. The NT volunteers have obliviously heeded the previous review and have added...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Barry B
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Lyveden’s main attraction is the unfinished garden house which evokes images of a different way of life from times past. The grounds are worth an explore also with wildlife and old structures plus a rather large orchard. Well off the beaten track Lyveden has a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DerrickJS
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Visited lyvden 14th September really interesting lovely spot for walking, picnic and history, however the road leading to the estate was so long we thought we had made an error but worth the drive

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank estelle f
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A most unusual unfinished building, the history and religious story of this place is fascinating. The grounds are beautiful, if this place was actually finished it would have been marvellous and impressive. Loved walking around inside the roofless building studying the stone work. The trees...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.