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Townend

Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
+44 15394 32628
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Informative insight into times gone by. A time capsule of 400+ years of a family history. It is not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GaryHawes
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Farmhouse lived in by 11 generations of the same family! It's a unique glimpse of an affluent... read more

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Please note that due to major building repairs, Townend is now CLOSED until August 2016. Please call us or check our website for more information. Thank you.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Informative insight into times gone by. A time capsule of 400+ years of a family history. It is not difficult to imagine living there 400 years ago

Thank GaryHawes
Reviewed 3 days ago

Farmhouse lived in by 11 generations of the same family! It's a unique glimpse of an affluent farming family and the lifestyle they led. The last owner hand carved most of the woodwork (carving a date 200 years early to make it seem older!). Beatrix...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the guided tour which was excellent and again a couple of days later for a more leisurely look round. I really recommend the tour to find out how the people lived.

Thank Trekker047
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a rainy day in troutbeck. Enjoyed looking at the original features and listening to the very informative staff describing life as it would have been in the house in days gone by. Bear in mind that it's not very accessible for those...More

Thank sunjue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A picturesque stone and slate Townend house, owned by the Browne family of yeoman farmers for more than 400 years and they ammassed their literature collection over generations. The property and its 1,500 book library are now in the care of the National Trust. A...More

Thank Andyhaverson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit for us but will definitely return, as we missed the official tour. Having said that there were plenty of guides on hand to fill us with details about the house and it's history; Fred was particularly informative! We arrived before opening at 1pm...More

Thank Keeley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a real gem. Lots to see and friendly knowledgeable staff throughout the building. The furnishings are amazing.

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Really informative tour of a National Trust property. The garden is small but perfectly formed. The walk from the car park down to the house shows the property to full advantage. The house guides were fab and highly informed.

Thank leweslondon
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We are members of the National Trust and went to visit this on a rainy day. 2 guided tours per day in the morning - they only take 15 people on each as it is small. Worth doing as the guide is very knowledgeable. The...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A lovely old farmhouse. If you visit at 11am or noon you can have a guided tour by taking a peg from the front door - we had a very interesting tour and there was a quiz for children. After 1pm there are informative guides...More

Thank Catherine T
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Michael w
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Not necessary. Ring ahead just to confirm they are goping to be open and then turn up
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