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Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Different to the usual National Trust houses

Not a ruin but an unfinished Elizabethan lodge with a fascinating story. You approach from the car... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
Impressive story

It looks like a ruin, but is acctualy a house that isn't finished. The story why it wasn't finished... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a ruin but an unfinished Elizabethan lodge with a fascinating story. You approach from the car park to see this unusual shell of a building. At the National Trust office tucked away behind a little cottage you can get audio tapes to tell the...More

Thank bandv2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks like a ruin, but is acctualy a house that isn't finished. The story why it wasn't finished and that the owner kept track of the building activities while he was exiled is very impressive. I can really recommend the audio tour, very interesting....More

Thank postvoorrachel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A ruin set in lovely countryside, take a picnic in good weather and you wouldn't be disappointed. Good space for children to run around.

Thank VivendaLuiza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I may still be giddy on the gorgeous autumn sunshine during my visit to Lyveden, but I had such a lovely day, I lost at least 1 hour sat in the trees in the sunshine. Wonderful. The staff were very friendly upon arrival and talked...More

Thank MissH81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had time for a quick walk round. Enjoyable even so including the moat and the wood. Lots of explanations. Excellent soup in the cafe and usual NT sandwich. Just love the countryside around this area. Will be back to walk around more.

Thank Tolroy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I (NT and HHA members) visited Lyveden as it is free to NT whilst on our way to Wisbech on Saturday 16th and we found it very interesting and informative by using the Audio Guides. We then had a drink and snack...More

Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A lovely building with some great surroundings, enjoyed looking at a house in mid completion giving an insight into the construction of these old buildings, would of been an amazing sight if it ever had been finished. Nice quaint little coffee shop and whilst walking...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I went here years ago when my son was young and I was bored out of my head! My husband and I recently joined the national trust so decided to give it a go as it was on their list...what a pleasure! Lovely walks for...More

Thank Tricia b
Reviewed 29 August 2017

What an interesting visit. Audio Guides are a must and extremely informative. We arrived too late to use the tea shop that looked very inviting but sampled the ice creams available at the visitor centre. Lovely walks enjoyed.

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A small, unfinished, 17th century lodge does not sound the most fascinating of visits, but we spent several hours there - not least because the lodge itself - the "New Bield" - is just a small part of the day. Its fascinating in itself, though....More

1  Thank John B
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13 March 2016|
Response from Amy C |
There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.