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Address: Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
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+44 15394 32628
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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Please note that due to major building repairs, Townend is now CLOSED until...

Please note that due to major building repairs, Townend is now CLOSED until August 2016. Please call us or check our website for more information. Thank you.

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Great historical insight

We are regular Lake District national trust visitors and had never happened to visited Townend despite having seen it advertised from roads and NT app. We weren't disappointed. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenny M
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regular Lake District national trust visitors and had never happened to visited Townend despite having seen it advertised from roads and NT app. We weren't disappointed. It wasn't busy so could easily park, the guides were very attentive and keen to share their knowledge at an age appropriate level for our children. The Easter egg trial suited them... More 

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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Full of interesting nooks and crannies, with lovely carved woodwork and a wealth of history. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and the house and garden interesting and engaging. A great place to visit and although it doesn't have its own tearoom, the one in the village a short walk away is great.

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Thank Sigaldry
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit. A homely and interesting old farmhouse with lovely carved furniture and an interesting history of the house and family. Well worth a visit.

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Thank lindsay b
Hythe, United Kingdom
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560 reviews
274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a return home visit to the New Forest from Edinburgh and stopped overnights got in a lovely ex Lancashire Mill owner's home, now hotel and did the usual lake boat trip then saw the sign for this property on the main road. It seemed a long 1 mile and a half up a fairly steep narrow road... More 

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Thank Susan B
Preston, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Townend was built in the 1600s and the house and farm were owned by the Browne family for over 400 years so a shame that the last owner had three daughters who never married and had children to continue the family connection. The National Trust acquired it because of a negotiation regarding death duties of the man who had purchased... More 

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Thank vivEngland
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NationalTrust property. A small farm, with many of the original fixtures, fitting and furniture. The morning tours are timed and guided, and our guide Fi was excellent and enthusiastic. We felt it could have done with a little more lighting in the bedrooms, where it was very dark indeed. Artificial candies perhaps? Well worth a visit.

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Thank moxxy-girl
Swindon, United Kingdom
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567 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Quite a tricky drive to get here (through tiny lanes in torrential rain!) but well worth it. Townend is a beautifully maintained small family home with a fascinating history (chat to the the knowledgable guides for more info). Of particular note has to be the wood carvings which adorn every inch of the walls downstairs in the house as well... More 

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Thank StelucLive
Pakenham, United Kingdom
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599 reviews
541 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Recently reopened, this small National Trust property is well signposted from Windermere and has its own free car park. You can reserve your place on either the 11am or 12pm tours by taking one of the 15 coloured pegs which are be found outside the entrance door. Our tour conducted by Fe ran to about 50 minutes and covers virtually... More 

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Thank Philip S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Small, but interesting with very well informed and friendly volunteer guides. The amount of carved wood makes this different from other places.

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Thank David F
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Despite 10+ years of holidays within a stone's throw of this NT property I had never found time to visit here, until this year. What an unexpected delight! Large farm house and a fascinating story of 12 generations of farmers who lived there, and a young farmer who managed to retire aged forty to pursue his interests in woodwork and... More 

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Thank Dave W

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