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Hodsock Priory

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Address: 6045 Off B, Blyth S81 0TY, England
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+44 1909 591204
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hodsock Priory is a wedding venue on a private estate surrounded by North...

Hodsock Priory is a wedding venue on a private estate surrounded by North Nottinghamshire countryside and easily accessible from the A1 and M1 at Blyth. Nationally famous for its winter garden and displays of snowdrops - open in February only each year. Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk in the woods then have a cup of tea a slice of home-made cake by the bonfire.

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Bluebells... Wow!

We visited before to see the snowdrops and came back to see the bluebells. I have never seen such a beautiful bed of Bluebells. It took my breath away. Thank you so much for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited before to see the snowdrops and came back to see the bluebells. I have never seen such a beautiful bed of Bluebells. It took my breath away. Thank you so much for being open to the public to show off your garden delights. We shall probably visit every year as it's so peaceful and picture perfect

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1 Thank Anna W
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Hodsock for over 13 years to visit the snowdrops. The display of snowdrops and winter flowers and shrubs really is wonderful. It's a treat after the long winters. My late mother love to sit by the water opposite the beautiful house. I wish she'd been able to see all the wonderful changes you have made over... More 

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George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Dear 581kerryc, what a lovely review - thank you for being so kind about our superb team of staff and for supporting us for so many years. The bluebell opening may well grow as they are sensational and the weather is usually better in April/May. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to spend a couple or 3 hours wandering around the abundance of Bluebells in the wood and also the gardens look no further than Hodsock Priory near Blyth in Nottinghamshire.There is a camp fire and a woodland café serving Egg,Sausage or Bacon butties(very tasty) and of course hot drinks.There is only a short window to see these... More 

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George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Dear Rod L, Thank you for writing us a good review and we look forward to seeing you in February next year. More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from another wonderful visit to Hodsock Priory, this time to see the fabulous display of bluebells. This must be the best value visitor attraction in the area, the bluebells woods are worth the entry fee alone. What a bonus to get to see the rest of the beautifully kept but yet so comfortable and relaxing grounds.... More 

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George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Dear Steve W, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review of your day. We have a lovely place here at Hodsock and it means so much to so many people. Thank you for spreading the word for us. More 

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A glorious place for many many varieties of snowdrop, woodland walk, wonderful garden, fantastic food with excellent service in the marquee cafe. We went on the last few days of the 2017 garden openings Can wait to see the bluebells........29th to 30th April, 1st May, 6th May, 7th May. PS the steak & stilton pie with mushy peas and mint... More 

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Thank lmorgan2015
George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Dear lmorgan2015, thank you for your kind review - it sounds like you had a good time. For the bluebell season, we'll just be opening our woodland cafe with hot and cold drinks, home-made cakes and bacon butties available. We make the pies for the Snowdrop season and we're glad you approve! More 

Derby Uk
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We've visited several times over the years and always seem to forget just how many snowdrops there are. Added to the early arrival of daffodils and just a few bluebells making an adventurous appearance and the day is complete. Hodsock is a unique place where the owners take a very active part in the day to day running and upkeep... More 

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Thank Steven S
George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Hello Steven S and thank you for telling others about your day at Hodsock. Glad you enjoyed the history talk and the family involvement. Come and see us for the Bluebells in May. More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was looking for something to get us out of the house and away from thinking about work on a Sunday afternoon and I found snowdrops at Hodstock on the Internet. What a delightful place. Fiver each to get in and free parking. We arrived just in time for a short outdoor talk by "George" (I think) who is one... More 

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George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Thank you, lizandtone, for reviewing your visit to Hodsoc. You're right that we are only open for our Snowdrops season in Feb/March and for 2 weekends at the end of April/beginning of May. More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Been meaning to visit the snowdrops every year .had an amazing visit today, sweeps and sweeps of gorgeous snowdrops in a lovely woodland walk, went round the rest of the garden which was just coming into bloom, will be back for the bluebells. Well worth the entrance fee.

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George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Dear Donnahousewife, welcome to Hodsock and thank you for reviewing your first visit. We look forward to seeing you again at bluebell time. More 

Aslockton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

After many years of promising ourselves that we would visit Hodsock Priory to see the snowdrops we finally made the effort. And, boy, was it worth the effort! What a beautiful place. We picked the best day of the week for weather. The snowdrops were a picture in the sunshine. The pathways are easy for wheelchair/elderly users and the walks... More 

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George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Hello Val G, thank you for your kind review of your visit to Hodsock - we're really pleased to hear you had a good time. More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Enjoyable walk through the wood and gardens at Hodsock. Plen ty of snowdrops with so many varieties. Also cyclamen, crocus and the odd daffodil near the lake and house. A fair weather trip. The cafe was adequate, but the sandwiches were limited and they had crusts cut off which made them rather small and what a waste of bread! Good... More 

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Thank Susan B
George B, General Manager at Hodsock Priory, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Susan B - do come back and see the bluebells at Hodsock in April/May. More 

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