Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
In stark contrast to its original purpose as an abbey for religious worship, this Jacobean-style mansion Its owner in the 1930s was the future Lord Fairhaven and he took on the house with the intention of making it a place to entertain guests, party a lot and generally live in pre-war luxury. Thus its contents now reflect the good life, with exquisite pieces of furniture, silver and tapestries adorning the house plus a huge collection of unusual clocks. The gardens and arboretum were landscaped to impress and have 100 pieces of sculpture, plantings for every season (the Himalayan birches are a high point) and a working 18th century mill. Families should head for the National Trust’s Inspiration Station and kids will love the dressing up room when you can transform yourself into a Lord Fairhaven-type country gent. There’s also a tree house from which to spot the estate’s plentiful wildlife.
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill also has a Garden:
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"While crisp sunlit mornings are the perfect time to soak up the frost-sparkled, pared-back beauty of the off-peak season, some gardens come into their own under the cover of darkness. For three weekends from the end of November, the Winter Garden and Riverside path at Anglesey Abbey will be illuminated by light – enhancing the natural beauty of the trees and shrubs and adding a magical beauty. Breathe in the sumptuously sweet-scented honeysuckle as you wander along the serpentine path, admiring the beautiful barks and coloured stems. Just don’t miss the silver birch glade, which becomes even more breathtaking when lit. Winter Lights run on Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 29th November – 15th December, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. See website for ticket information."
Information on Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill , Quy Road , Lode , Cambridge
|Opening Times:||House: 11 Mar to 1 Nov, Wed-Sun 11:00-15:00/16.00. Open BH Mons, & Tues (Not available in Summer Holidays). Please see NT website for House tours, Garden & Mill opening times.|
|Admission:||NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Six miles north east of Cambridge on B1102. Signposted from A14.|
Coaches welcome, Free parking - 50 yards, Full disabled access, Guided tours by prior arrangement, Plants for sale, gift shop, Restaurant
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