"Wimpole Hall, actually." Cambridgeshire by leics

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I've been to various places in Cambridgeshire, but have no photos (although I've recently made a Cambridge page). I was, however, very taken with Wimpole Hall when I visited it.

It's the grandest house in the county, begun in 1643 and taken over by the National Trust in 1976. There's a huge park, some of which was landscaped by Capability Brown, with lakes, folly and deserted Medieval villages (3, including visible ridge & furrow fields).

You can visit the house itself, including its formal gardens (late 17th century) and the Home Farm, now renowned for rare breeds (some of which wander the parkland). Entry to the parkland is free, but you will have to pay to go into the house or farm. There is, of course, a restaurant as well as gift shop, plant shop and secondhand bookshop.

Wimpole Hall is 8 miles SW of Cambridge itself, off the A603. Worth visiting if you get the opportunity..............the parkland offers some lovely walks.

Phone 01223 207257 for details.

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  • Pros:Some nice countryside and history to explore
  • Cons:Rather flat
  • In a nutshell:Lots of places to visit...this is just one of them
  • Last visit to Cambridgeshire: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 6, 2011
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