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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
Phone Number: +44 1832 205158
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Excellent attraction to visit.

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Trevor D
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Trevor D
Lincolnshire
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99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank louthrambler
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is signposted from north of Oundle, a tricky road but well worth the drive. Run by National Trust. Volunteers are really helpful. If you like a different kind of old building, this is it. The garden house was never finished but brought alive by an audio-guide (included in admission). Fascinating to explore inside and out - the mound has... More 

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Thank Tina W
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Lyveden New Bield as we were staying not far away in Northampton. The weather was great and whole family had a nice visit.

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Thank Edwin F
Yorkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As NT members we tend to plan a route to/from destinations which take us near to a NT place to visit for a break. We were not sure about this location but left feeling really pleased that we took a slight detour to pay a visit. The audio facility(free) is well worth taking around with you because it provides an... More 

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Thank Greecophile
England
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

As NT members and local, we have frequent visitors to Lyveden. There is so much to do for the children, who enjoy picking an activity up from the family den and following the trails. The woodland area and grounds are lovely and so picturesque, my children especially enjoy rolling down the hills into the 'moat'.

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Thank AndyM1984
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Magical site for an Autumm walk, interesting unfinished house and beautiful gardens. Highly recommended for lovers of the great outdoors.

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Thank lestah_on_holidays
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The setting is beautiful. The building is magical as are the grounds. An enjoyable day out with family and picnic basket.

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Thank Sue M
Raunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been many times over the years.Great to visit at all different times of the year.Very welcoming staff.

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Thank Graham B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lyveden is difficult to find but well worth the effort. It throws a different light on Elizabethan England, showing how one family was affected by the reformation.

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