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Wimpole Estate is a large estate containing Wimpole Hall, a country house located within the Parish of Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England, about 8 1⁄2 miles (13.7 kilometres) southwest of Cambridge. The house, begun in 1640, and its 3,000 acres (12 km2) of parkland and farmland are owned by the National Trust. The estate is regularly open to the public and received over 335,000 visitors in 2019. Wimpole is the largest house in Cambridgeshire.
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A wonderful National Trust estate, the hall is grand and full of historical items and stories. The main garden was surprisingly small although lovely but the walled garden and orchard is beautiful. For the young ones in the family there is home farm, which is a working farm with the usual farm yard animals with one surprise, massive shire horses. There is something for everyone and on a bright sunny day bring a picnic, there is plenty of space and shade and you won't be disappointed.
Fantastic place with beautiful house inside and outside. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and acres of land for those who love to walk. I go there very often just to relax and recharge my batteries. You can get cream tea, cakes and meals at the restaurant, coffee and cake in small cafe and buy books, plants and gifts. Fantastic place!
Fantastic location. We are national trust members so we go quite regularly. A couple of cafes doing good and fairly standard national trust quality food. The house is fantastic to look around and the small farm is great for the kids. Especially when it is lambing season. Otherwise there are lots of open ground to walk around with the dog.
Really loved this place so much to see. The house was brought alive by the guides in each room. Some of the rooms are beautiful. The farm and walled garden were fun and the walk to the lake and folly not far. We also enjoyed playing croquet on the lawn. We would go again.
Lovely place to go for a family day out. Gardens, adventure playground and farm for kids, stately home (not too big - probably barely spent an hour in the actual house...). Had to park in overflow car park (even though we only got there half an hour after opening) and the terrain was really rough!
Excellent for family outings. Lots to see Inc a farm, picnic areas, various gardens, walled gardens + ample supply of loos dotted around the area. Drinks and food very expensive The second hand bookshop is a must as are the wares on sale, ranging from cheeses to beautiful ceramics. Easily accessible throughout. Need a whole day.
Went on the last Bank Holiday weekend. Parked the car and as it was lunch time thought we would have something to eat before going round but everywhere was so crowded decided to leave. Found a lovely country pub where we spent a delightful afternoon. Will go back to Wimpole Hall at a less busy time, it certainly looked an interesting place to visit.
Has a natural family feeling to it rather than stiff upper lip proper English. Last owner was the daughter of Rudyard Kipling, who added a personal touch. Lovely gardens too with unusual trees. Worthwhile visit. New car park will be available soon to serve this increasingly popular place.
Brilliant walled garden and very interesting house plus rare breeds farm all included. Excellent walking in landscaped grounds. Only let down is totally inadequate car parking if it is wet and this won't be sorted till end 2019. Good catering. This place is just too popular and cannot cope with the number of cars on busy days. People were being turned away due to the lack of space for cars over Easter holiday.
As ever a wonderful wander round Wimpole and gardens. Plenty to keeps us busy and walking all day. Children loved Home Farm and the baby lambs. Love the walled garden with its ever changing looks as each month goes.
Nice place for whole family to enjoy. Children will love the farm house. They can see farm animals. At the moment, there are lots of piglets. In few weeks, there will be lambs. Come and see the rarest breed of goat, Bagot goats. They are endangered species. Lots of activities provided in the farm such as grooming donkeys. Spring blooms are beautiful. Only issue today was the car park. Their overflow car park was flooded after weeks of rain. We had to queue half an hour to park. Check their website before going here especially after heavy rain.
Great day out. A very busy place but sometimes you feel like you have it to yourself. Gardens are nice towalk around. Farm is great for kids. Tea room and restaurant is fantastic. Have been a number of times and will go back. Highly recommended.
My favourite place to visit on a quick weekend trip. Even if you are not a national trust member it's worth just going to walk around the property and see it from a distance. You don't have to pay entrance (only parking ~£2) if you don't go into the house or the garden, but the walk around the fields surrounding the house are great. You can also see the folly.
Very cold day. Lovely lunch at the farm cafe. Cute animals, especially pigs, around the farm. Interesting visit to the hall because of the paintings talk. (free)
Nice place to visit. Hall and gardens lovely to walk round. Just be aware can't always find it easy to go in the right direction as gates are hard to find.
Such a lovely place to visit. We went on Christmas eve and although it was busy it was still easy to get around. Great walks in stunning countryside, interesting gift shops and crafts to buy. We had lunch at the restaurant, meals were tasty and reasonably priced. The disabled access was close to the amenities and plenty of parking places. Overall a great day out. Highly recommended.
This is one of our favourite family outings. The house is really interesting and belonged to Rudyard Kipling's daughter. Amazing library and the basement still feels like servants are still working there. The grounds are immense and kids can run in complete safety. The play area in the woods is a lot of fun and then you have the farm which they have now made inclusive of membership which is great. You can easily spend an entire day here. A great advert for National Trust.