Welbeck Estate

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Welbeck Estate
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates. Set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty, some of the most important historic buildings in the Midlands have been revitalised and are providing unique residential and commercial letting opportunities for a thriving, sustainable community. The Welbeck Estate in itself is not a 'destination', but you can visit the following which are located on the Welbeck Estate: - Welbeck Farm Shop, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours, The Harley Café and The Dukeries Garden Centre (run by Notcutts Garden Centres)
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Adrian098
Sandhurst, UK26 contributions
Holbeck Farm Barns
Sep 2020 • Friends
Stayed for 4 nights in the newly refurbished Holbeck Farm Barns. A fantastic rural location and very well appointed cottages. Staff very friendly and having a great stary
Written 8 September 2020
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Big_Ginge1960
Rotherham, UK25 contributions
Irritating
Aug 2020 • Couples
Called after a fair drive down. The toilets were closed. We weren't allowed to use the cafe toilets as we only wanted a coffee and it was lunch service only. The queue for the garden centre was huge so we left without using the farm shop where i had intended to have a good spend and the garden centre where my wife usually makes purchases.
Yes.... a victim of covid.
On returning we called at arrowhead instead. We were welcomed, used the facilities, had coffees and spent well.
Written 31 August 2020
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kathryn r
Howden, UK34 contributions
Awful Garden Centre Restaurant
Aug 2020 • Couples
Called today for a visit to the Farm Shop and Garden Centre. Had lunch in The Vinery at GC one word awful Overpriced Tuna Mayo Sandwich with about 6/7 chips no garnish nothing appealing about it at all I had the quiche which was runny and barely cooked
i also found the 2 members of staff very rude
Will not be returning that’s for sure
Written 21 August 2020
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dave h
Kemble, UK60 contributions
Great farm shop...shame about the cafe
Aug 2020 • Couples
Excellent farm shop well laid out and some lovely food. However the cafe..well that's another story, staff while friendly didn't seem to know what to do and never has two coffees been so difficult to organise. Not worth the effort.
Written 17 August 2020
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Pauline T
Chesterfield, UK60 contributions
Wonderful Welbeck
Mar 2020
We visit the Welbeck Estate for a bite to eat after walking around Clumber Park (National Trust) which is few miles away.
The Harley Gallery sells gift items made by several amazing artists a really good place to buy a birthday present etc.
The garden centre is very well stocked and has exceptionally good plants.
We visit on a Sunday in March and stayed for lunch at the cafe which provided us with delicious food, really good advice on gluten free food available and a warm and cheery welcome. The wild mushroom soup was very tasty and the hummus, made on site, was delicious with green and black olives. Finished off with a good coffee.
Costing less than £15 for the two of us we will definitely be back.
Written 1 March 2020
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BluestreakCambridge
Burnham-On-Sea, UK191 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
Made a brief visit here on a wet Sunday. The Hayley Gallery had a Lego exhibition and we enjoyed looking round. Also visited the Portland Collection which was also well worthwhile. Finally wandered round the garden centre and had a coffee in their restaurant.
Written 23 February 2020
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manswa
Stockport, UK3,973 contributions
Excellent!
Feb 2020
We visited the Welbeck Estate to view the Lego brick exhibition at the Harley Gallery. The exhibition was wonderful - first class and interesting exhibits, very well set out with friendly and helpful staff. In addition, we had an excellent brunch in the popular Harley Cafe and visited the Welbeck Farm Shop, where we purchased some fresh vegetables and a variety of interesting local pickles and chutneys.
Overall, an excellent place to visit.
Written 7 February 2020
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dirtmother
Matlock, UK125 contributions
A worthwhile destination
Jan 2020
We were motivated to visit to catch the end of a particular exhibition of largely kinetic art at the Harley Gallery. I've reviewed the Harley separately but I was very impressed by the whole offer of a visit here. There's a big garden centre complex which we didn't go into on this occasion, lots of other businesses, and a café which looked good but we didn't use. Primarily I am reviewing here to highlight The Portland Collection which doesn't seem to have a Tripadvisor entry of its own. This has a very upmarket expensive museum feel, most unexpected for rural Nottinghamshire. It could feel very exclusive but it is free to enter (donations welcome but unpressured) and was clearly being enjoyed by many people. It makes a nice contrast with the contemporary Harley Gallery next door, being largely devoted to the bling of, oh goodness me, those bloomin' Cavendishes again. There are fabulous, lush huge portraits of umpteen men called William, and some women who seemed to have had a bit about them beyond their lovely dresses, so gorgeously rendered by the likes of van Dyk.

The rest of the collection is kept quite dark - more paintings, a lot of very shiny and often quite ludicrous silverware, some furniture, some explanatory cabinets. We especially enjoyed the results of a project undertaken with vulnerable 5-11 year olds where they had been given the opportunity to come up with labels for a collection of portrait miniatures, sometimes poignant, sometimes amusingly fantastical.

Well worth your time.
Written 16 January 2020
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debbian
Newark-on-Trent, UK453 contributions
Market
Nov 2019
worth a visit, lots to do and see, however restaurant and bar was packed so maybe worth bring a picnic or getting stuff from farm shop
Written 25 November 2019
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Teresa425
Nottingham, UK30 contributions
Interesting visit !!!
Nov 2019
We always go here near Christmas buying presents. We visited this morning and were surprised by the sheer volume of traffic trying to get in the place at 10.30a.m on a Sunday. It wasn't until we joined the queue for parking we realised there was some sort of Christmas event on which came as a surprise as nothing appeared on the website. We parked somewhere we had never parked before and had a bit of a walk to the Garden centre. The portable toilets were very slippery on the steps up and inside. I know the weather was damp, but this was dangerous as there was only one way in and out.
The Garden centre seemed a bit a bit depleted on stock and looked as if it had been really busy the previous day and no-one had bothered to tidy or re-stock the merchandise for the Sunday shoppers. We were somewhat disappointed as it was not as good as last year. We purchased several items and left. We did not visit any of the stalls as we had only gone for the Garden centre.
The adventure began when we tried to leave the grounds. There were no signs anywhere telling you that a one way system was in operation, but all exits seem to be coned off. We had to ask 3 security men in total the exit route and then join a long queue to get out. Lots of others were in the same boat as cars passed us trying to get in only to be told to turn around and go back in another way.
We did finally see one sign saying one way system in operation, but there should have been many more to make things run better.
We will make sure we avoid this place when another event is on.
Written 24 November 2019
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