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King John's Hunting Lodge

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Address: The Square, Axbridge BS26 2BY, England
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Fascinating History.

Unfortunately closes at the end of September but what an incredible building, Over 500 years old as is the good vantage point, The Lamb opposite, where we sat & studied this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
george b
Axmouth, United Kingdom
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Axmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Unfortunately closes at the end of September but what an incredible building, Over 500 years old as is the good vantage point, The Lamb opposite, where we sat & studied this historical building whilst reading up on it in a local magazine. Well done National Trust for saving this piece of history. Will certainly do the tour when open.

Thank george b
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The 2016 National Trust Handbook states there is a small charge for this museum run by the Axbridge and District Museum Trust but it is now free to National Trust members (only £2.50 for non members). small 15th century building with the museum exhibiting over 3 floors. Uneven stairs to the first and second floors so not suitable for the... More 

Thank Stephen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It's not big but this property is packed with information about the rich history of Axbridge. In addition, one of the ladies who was volunteering on the day we visited the lodge took the time to explain key historical moments in Axbridge. Definitely worth a visit to this quirky and uneven property with its tricky stairs!

Thank thegamesplayer
Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Small but interesting, enthusiastically presented by NT staff on entry n keen to offer lots of information.

Thank Atky59
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came here using our national trust pass. For a small place it is jam packed with things to look at and read. It has a lot of history and the creators have put a lot of effort into making different displays. The two staff members that were there were really lovely and also know their stuff. Definitely worth a... More 

Thank Southeyab
Bristol, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Good rainy day fine for adults & kids. The old building gives a real feel for how wooden buildings were with twisty stairs and different levels. Crammed with good stuff by the Town's largely volunteer museum. Lots of "things" from the past as well as photos and written captions/articles. Show an interest and the staff can talk for Britain but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Volunteer staff are extremely knowledgeable. Fascinating collection of photos and artefacts. Weird to think people were in the building that long ago

Thank Bob W
Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We got in free as National Trust visitors but to be honest it is only a couple of quid to visit so give it a go. The museum is chock a block full of interesting items, I particularly found interesting the room which held the paupers coffins and details of meals allocated to the poor.

Thank Kaz B
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

this very old building holds many treasures of the Town of Axbridge, at the foot of the Mendip Hills and the edge of the Somerset Levels. The building is in the centre of the town square and is over three floors but if you are not steady on your feet it might not be the place for you. Included in... More 

Thank HelenBS26
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a small museum packed with interesting items for old and young alike.take care as floors are uneven and steep.This is a very old building and maintains that feel of history.I believe the skeleton was found on mendips and many of things relate to round the area.King john may well of hunted in kingscliff woods nearby or shute shelf,who... More 

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