Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW
Phone Number: 01223 206000
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
National Trust Membership: FREE entry to over 500 places & free parking.
Wimpole Estate is a mansion with gardens, a working farm and parkland and is located South West of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire.
Owned and run by the National Trust this attraction has a large country house with Georgian interiors and collections of fine furniture, porcelain, pictures and books. Visitors can view a selection of rooms in above and below stairs areas. Some of the points of interest include beautiful wall murals and plasterwork and a library with a collection of more than 10,000 books. Guided basement tours available (booking required).
The formal gardens include the pleasure grounds with plants from around the world, a parterre garden, orchards and an 18th century walled vegetable garden with glasshouse. Tours available for groups.
Home farm is the working farm belonging to the estate and has many farm animals to see including rare breeds. Visitors get to interact with and feed some of the farm animals, have a go at various farming activities and see demonstrations. The farm also features a number of 18th century thatched farm buildings.
The 3000 acres of Parkland is Grade I listed and includes some SSSI areas. Made up of open fields, lakes and an ancient woodland belt, the park includes a small deer park and a ruined Gothic tower. Leaflets available at the shop detail walking and cycling routes, plus there are five geocaching locations to find.
Tickets are available to purchase for whole property, just the garden, just the farm or a combination of those three.
- Car parking (pay and display).
- Shop selling gifts, books, ceramics, toiletries, and local produce.
- Shop selling plants and gardening items.
- Toy shop.
- Second hand book shop.
- Stable Café (in the stable block) serving light refreshments, snacks, ice creams and drinks.
- Farm Café serving snacks and drinks.
- Old Rectory restaurant serving meals, snacks and beverages.
- Dogs allowed on lead in parkland.
Opening Times & Ticket Prices:
- Please visit the Wimpole Estate website for opening times and prices.
Before you start your journey to Wimpole Estate for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.