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Anglesey Abbey, Lode

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#2 of 74 in Parks in Cambridgeshire
Must see · Architectural Building · Garden
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Visit Anglesey Abbey for a fine example of British country living. Existing for almost 1,000 years and changing over time, the house is a fine example of grandeur. In 1600 CE, Thomas Parker converted the priory into a Jacobean-style house. The house remained in disrepair until 1926 when Lord Fairhaven fully restored the house and garden to what you see today. The dining room remains as one of the oldest surviving rooms in the house, dating back to 1236. Meticulously maintained gardens span 46 hectares (114 acres) and contain numerous plant species. If you're traveling early in the year, check to see if the dates of The Snowdrop Festival work with your plans. After exploring the house and gardens, visit Lode Mill, a fully operational water mill containing 150-year-old components. A functioning mill has been part of the property's makeup for nearly 1,000 years. Plan your visit to Anglesey Abbey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lode journey planner.
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  • What a find. The gardens themselves are well worth a visit and the Abbey itself is like the icing on the cake. The volunteers were very informative and so happy to share their knowledge. Lode Mill is....  more
    What a find. The gardens themselves are well worth a visit and the Abbey itself is like the icing on the cake. The volunteers were very informative and so happy to share their knowledge. Lode Mill is....  more »
  • Stunning NT property. I visited early on a weekend on a glorious sunny day. Ample parking and I grabbed a coffee first before my walk - tip, if you'd like a drink, try to get one first as the cafe.....  more
    Stunning NT property. I visited early on a weekend on a glorious sunny day. Ample parking and I grabbed a coffee first before my walk - tip, if you'd like a drink, try to get one first as the cafe.....  more »
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  • This is one of my favourite places and I go there several times a year. Its brilliant at any time of year and in all weathers. Great for a picnic and a run around with the kids or a sedate wonder around the gardens. March '22: Have been again today, what a joy! The sun was shining and the gardens looked spectacular even this early in the season. We even discovered some new paths to wonder due to their winter clearance. Always something new to enjoy.
  • Bought National Trust joint memberships & this was first place we visited & what a sunny day we picked. 12/04.2022. Gorgeous grounds & the Abbey is a beautiful understated but historical former home. Trust volunteer ( red velvet jacket!) In the lounge was friendly & knowledgeable. Only slight disappointment is that the cafe doesn't sell anything healthy like fruit ( that we could see on offer). Gift shop stocks some beautiful products. Would definitely return to buy the Abbey if nothing else!

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