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A gem on our doorstep

We are so lucky to have this NT property right on our doorstep and despite having visited many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oundle, United Kingdom
Hidden views back in time.

Situated in the beautiful unspoilt English countryside, views on a September sunny autumn day were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter J W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Lyveden New Bield Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Peter J W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Barry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank DerrickJS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank estelle f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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

Thank Malcybabe
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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 1 August 2018 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
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14 March 2016|
Response from Amy C |
There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.