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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
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+44 1832 205158
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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Enigmatic outdoor experience

We had a Monday off work and wanted something a bit left field. National Trust property that is an eternal new build project, unfinished because of a backstory more intriguing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Monday off work and wanted something a bit left field. National Trust property that is an eternal new build project, unfinished because of a backstory more intriguing than you can imagine. It's in the middle of nowhere juxtaposed between Corby and the delights of Rural Northants. We had a surreal afternoon here. Open your mind, visit and... More 

1 Thank lizandtone
Rushden, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ruin is of historical importance, for the Northamptonshire area, it's a good example of an unfinished project by the Tresham family. It's an unfinished summer house on a grand scale.

1 Thank peter h
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Newly joined to the Trust allowed us to head out to this national trust property today and it was so brumously beautiful. We arrived when it was foggy and it had a certain eeriness to it. However, then it cleared up slightly and it was lovely. It's just what I needed today. And then we headed out to a national... More 

1 Thank jenniferamhawes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice to visit on a fine day as the site is beautiful. Apart from the Tresham folly, you can explore the orchards, lakes and surrounding countryside. Tea room is nice but limited menu. Food is good though and freshly prepared.

1 Thank Jen L
Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The place is amazing with big open spaces for kids to run and play, great for a family picnic were kids can run and play, the building and its stone masonry is beautiful and also, to think it was carved into stone a century ago, no power tools.

1 Thank Lisa-Takacs
Oundle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If it wasn't signposted you would never know it was there. What space and beauty. If you needed a tranquil haven, you will find it here. Equally so, it can be all things to all people.I'm so grateful it is on my doorstep too. Maddie

1 Thank RedMiz
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

As you walk from the car park to the area you are met by the wonderful sight of the unfinished manor,next to it is a cottage which has a small cafe inside and log lit fire in both rooms. Don't know exactly what they offer in the way of food but we was in there at the end so very... More 

1 Thank Sneal1974
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I used to come here as a child and loved it for running around with friends. Now it's a beautiful place to go with family of all ages. There is plenty of ground for walking around even if you choose to not enter where the building is. We take our dogs up here for walks but do not enter the... More 

1 Thank Lucy B
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was lucky enough to visit Lyveden New Bield on a clear sunny day. It's great for photographers, walkers and history lovers. The walk from Fermyn Woods is well worth the effort.

1 Thank Trevor D
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104 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We reached the site from the rear whilst doing a walk in the area. Mid-week November and the place was closed (nobody to take money). We read the information board in the car park, then walked around the outside of the house, peering through the empty windows. Also climbed the mounds, viewed the labyrinth etc. No tea shop open, and... More 

1 Thank louthrambler

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