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Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property in the village of Lode, 5 1⁄2 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Cambridge, England. The property includes a country house, built on the remains of a priory, 98 acres (400,000 m2) of gardens and landscaped grounds, and a working mill.
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A lovely National Trust property with so much to do! I was surprised at the size of the place when I visited - it was much larger than I expected. You could easily spend a full day here, especially if you have kids, who will love the tree house and the wild playground in the nature area. The grounds are huge, so you can do some long walks around the property if that's your thing. The area around the visitor centre and house tends to be busy, but if you walk further into the grounds it's much quieter. The house is beautiful and has some very interesting clocks. There's also a mill that you can look around, but I didn't have time to go inside on my visit.
A grand place to visit. The gardens and grounds very accessible with numerous sculptures which you find on your walk. Every room in the house has a very approachable guide dressed in vintage clothes who told the most interesting information of the house and the of previous history and owner who passed the property onto the national trust so thank you to them .
A great day out, beautiful gardens and a wonderful house. The servants area is very interesting including the kitchen, pantry, store rooms and butler's room. Lots of artwork to see in the upstairs of the house. The gardens are large and it is easy to get lost in them but they contain hidden gems around every corner.
Extremely pleasant visit. The Winter/Riverside walk is very calming and beautiful. A short stop at the Mill where the volunteers were extremely knowledgeable and told many interesting stories about the Mill operation its evolution over time. The abbey itself was very interesting with many well preserved artifacts of the period all supported by very personable volunteers who were happy to tell stories about the Lord Fairhaven and the history of the abbey. A very nice way to spend 4 or 5 hours.
This review is for the whole National Trust site and the house. This is a very well managed house, mill and extensive gardens which go out into rough areas, grass and woodland. It's great for a hot day because you can always tuck away out of the sun, if you want to. The house is surprisingly modern inside and was the residence of a single man, from memory, as it's a while since I've been round. Worth having a look, especially if you're already a member. The Mill is really interesting and the displays well done. The Visitor Centre is very modern with a large cafe / restaurant which does everything from coffee & a cake via afternoon tea to full meals. Inevitably, there's a large shop and a garden centre but all facilities are there and modern, with disabled access well catered for. All in all an excellent NT property which is justifiably popular and well known within an hour or SO's travelling distance, by car. Well worth a visit.
Beautiful place whatever the weather. Lots of grounds to explore with wide open grass areas to neat rose gardens and boarders full of plants. The Lode Mill and house are both definitely worth a visit. Take your picnic with you!
Lovely this time of year. Second visit here. First visit was around it was raining and some big puddles in a few places....which made entering flower garden very diificult. But this time it was warm and sunny to walk around. It was a day well spent. Beautiful garden and lovely walk along river to the mill.
Very nice place to visit with plenty of nice paths to have a walk for a few hours (obviously slowly! :D ) a bit pricey if you go once, but if you're a member it's much cheaper. Definitely recommend visiting! Even if you want to go for a meal or coffee (no need to pay entrance) the garden is really nice
We visited on a really hot sunny day. So saw the place at its best. We took the suggested walk through the trees and borders to the Mill and the house which was literally cool. Really pleasant and a fascinating house with some history. They were cooking in the kitchen and we were given a very nice biscuit which was a bonus. All the staff were friendly and engaging. Well signposted. Lots of interesting sculptures and features to see. We saw only about one third of the gardens as we were traveling on. It has a cafe and also toilets in the gardens near the house.
Great place to walk around in good weather. Though often busy, it's big enough that except at pinch points you'll be largely on your own. Beautiful gardens and a good woodland walk for building up an appetite!
One of the better National Trust properties with beautiful and extensive parkland, lovely formal gardens as well as a working water mill and great outdoor adventure play area for children of all ages. The restaurant is also very good with a variety of seating areas to suit all weathers. A gem and well worth a visit.
Out with the niece to go around the very large estate. Lots of space for the kids to play and run around. Lots of different routes. In a previous visit, went in the house and mill, both quite interesting, but definitely for a different type of crowd. Just a few miles from Cambridge, close to the A14 and with the free parking it's a great place to visit, especially for national trust members. Didn't go in the cafe (a bit pricey), but with a nice picnic, you'll have a great day out. Just be careful where you choose to picnic, as near the wooded area there are a million mosquitos, midges and other annoying flying bugs.
Great day out and exceptional property. The staff there are very informative and knowledgeable and always happy to pass on the information about the history of the place. Lovely grounds and great play areas making it great for families. Worth visiting and if you like these kinds of places worth joining the national trust.
A great place for a walk any time of year. The different gardens offer different colours throughout the year. The mill is fascinating especially when it is working. You can see the corn being ground and the flour being produced. You can buy some in the shop. The house is worth a visit. A great place to bring the young and the old. Have been back many times. Highly recommended.
Excellent Cafe, fab gardens and house. Kids well thought of in terms of events and clue trails to keep them interested. Public facilities excellent, signage excellent, welcoming vibe - excellent! The house is interesting to walk around and parts of the gardens are so colourful even at this time of year. There is an outdoor play area as well in the woods.
Always a pleasure to visit this National Trust property. Good garden centre and gift shop. The Restaurant serves a good range of meals and snacks along with various drinks options. The gardens are pleasure during the four seasons. The working water mill sells freshly ground flour, great for home bakers and the house is magnificent.
Really loved it here. The mill was really good fun! The staff there were really brilliant. They let me and my son stand around the back of the counters so he could see the milling demonstration. They also gave my daughter a special mill badge. This really made her day 😁 It's great climbing up the different levels. There are information boards and fun mill machines for children to have a go with. The winter garden is really great ~ some gardens state they are all year gardens but this really is. What great smells and colours in winter. The snowdrops were very plentiful. The house was great fun. Again the guides were really welcoming and friendly. Took the time to show my children all the animals really made their visit a happy one. Did not know there were so many animals to spot ~ over 6,000! Would highly recommend a visit here.
Had a lovely day out at half term here. We are National Trust members and will be returning again after this visit. We brought our own lunch as we were a group of Mums with kids and as lovely as NT grub is, our budget only stretched to a cup of tea later in the afternoon to warm up a bit! The grounds and mill were interesting and we enjoyed the house too. Snowdrops were wonderful to look at and the kids all enjoyed what was on offer too. We didn't make it over to the far side of the grounds, but we had such a good time, we'll be back another day to check those out. It was busy and the overflow car park was almost full when we arrived at 11am.
A beautiful house with an interesting history, a lot of paintings, silverware and furniture on show. You can get close to most things so you can see the intricate details which adds to the experience. The vaulted dining room, gallery and library are must see rooms and interesting to see the early bathrooms. The garden is lovely any time of the year even in winter as many plants were chosen with interesting barks, stem structures etc. so best to see in winter. Around the garden walk there is a working water driven flour mill and there are demonstrations at certain times. There are two sets of narrow and steep stairs to get to the top so it may be difficult with kids under 3, large backpacks or anyone with mobility issues. Friendly staff and good parking. As with any national trust, the food is good but restaurant is busy at lunch time especially in school holidays so go early or be happy to queue. Definitely worth a visit.
This is a great house, mill and gardens. As it's mid February a lot of the gardens are roped off due to wet ground. It's a great place to bring the children. The house has a great history behind it and is on multiple levels with plenty of rooms. The Mill is a working mill. Go and see them make flour and even buy some. Most National Trust shops are all the same, here it's twice the size and out the back is a great little garden centre for plants from around the estate.
Loved walking round here looking at all the variety of snow drops. Took lots of photos and enjoyed the walks with the kids. Great little wild adventure area that they are looking to increase. The abbey is great to walk around and the volunteers very informative. Cafe gets very busy very quickly which is not good so would suggest taking food with you.