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A real gem for children and National Trust members!

This is a fabulous place for children. They get to touch everything and have a real hands on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lampeter, United Kingdom
Wonderful and unique visit

Probably the only place where you are encouraged to dit on furniture, beds, pick up items etc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrea B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fabulous place for children. They get to touch everything and have a real hands on experience; get in the beds, dress in costume, sit at tables, open drawers, play billiards on the huge table. The rooms are furnished in different eras and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the only place where you are encouraged to dit on furniture, beds, pick up items etc- totally unique experience, especially for our children who are frustrated by all the no touching in other houses! Lovely visit.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The attraction of Avebury is the stone circle so the manor is an afterthought. There's no way around this. However, the presentation of this house with rooms themed through the property's life since Tudor times is excellently done by the National Trust following a project...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Courtesy of some generous BBC funding, parts of the Manor have been restored according to five very different periods in time from Tudor to early 20th century. Together with the kitchen garden, these rooms are very entertaining and educational walk back in time.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As others have mentioned you can touch everything, sit on the chairs, lie on the beds, play the gramaphone, cuddle the teddies- what a refreshing change from other rather dark and stuffy NT houses. I appreciate it was done up fora BBC programme but it...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. My kids got to put on costumes, sit in chairs, try out the beds, and run around the gardens. I highly recommend it. Rooms are dressed for different time periods and the guides are very knowledgeable.

Thank turistaamericana
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Dropped into the Manor after visiting the amazing stone circle and associated earthworks. The opportunity to restore and set out the various rooms representing different times in the properties life as part of a television series makes this property quite unusual and enables a visit...More

Thank MGTD2
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

You come in full of wonder from the standing stones and the Manor House provides a really interesting twist to the visit. You can touch the exhibits which brings everything alive and you can really engage with the house. All staff were brilliant and went...More

Thank X1652OCrichardw
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Makes a very pleasant change to be able to touch items & clothes from a bye gone era, even the food on the table I was told was edible, (although I didn't taste). The indication guide arrows were easy to follow & the house guides...More

Thank david t
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This house had been bought by the National Trust empty and has been furnished with pieces which are not original so visitors are allowed to sit on the chairs, lie on the beds and even wash the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink! Rooms were...More

Thank Mary H
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Response from Rodney M | Reviewed this property |
Google Avebury Manor, al prices for gardens and manor are there
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
The nearest railway stations are Pewsey or Swindon, in both cases you would then need to catch a bus. The National Trust website states that "frequent buses pass nearby". If you tell me your starting point and whether a... More