Anglesey AbbeyCurrently Closed
- Address: Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1223810080
- Ticket Price: 10 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Architecture
Lay back and relax, as sun rays wink out at you from behind clouds and the spaces between your toes get filled with grass. Anglesey Abbey, once a home for the devout, is a sprawling green dream, peppered with colourful wildflowers what encircle a supremely scenic mansion. This is countryside comfort at its best and lucky you gets a chance to revel in it!
The building was originally a priory for a group of Augustinian canons during the 12th century and over the centuries, it slowly became run down. In 1926, the land was purchased by Huttleston Broughton and his brother, and they soon began renovations upon the house. The dynamic duo also began to collect antique furniture, pieces of art and statuary. Soon, creative work began upon the gardens, transforming it from a sea of unkempt weeds to an impressive and highly aesthetically pleasing lawn. Upon his death, Broughton, who had later become Lord Fairhaven, bequeathed the abbey to the National Trust.
Today, the site has become one of the most popular in Cambridge with tourists from all over the world visiting the pretty little abbey. You can see a real life working mill, the opulent interiors of the mansion where the Lord entertained his guests, an interesting mini-museum based on the Second World War and, of course, the gardens. Perfect for picnicking and lounging about, there are over 50 species of plant life native to Cambridge, like the Bee Orchid and the Twayblade.
During the winter, there’s a Silver Birch Grove that looks like it’s out of a fairy tale and blooming snowdrops that sprinkle the grassy ground. Hyacinths, dahlias and roses burst forth with vibrant colours during spring. Sweet scents mingle with soothing sights and you’ll sigh as you sink into the soft seat Mother Nature provides. After a long day of walking around Cambridge, this will be quite a treat! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cambridge itinerary 1 day.
- A limited number of people are allowed in the house so you’ll have to plan out what time to go at.
- Electric scooters available to borrow for those with limited mobility.
- Best on crisp cold winter/spring/autumn days.
- For Children: £5.60/ Family: £28.10
- Gardens only: Adult: £6.60/ Child: £3.50.
- The house is shut on Monday and the mills on Monday and Tuesday.
- By Train: Cambridge and Newmarket- 6 miles
- By Road: On B1102. Signposted from A14, junction 35. Please note that our postcode may not be accepted by some older models of Sat Nav. If you are unsure, it might be safer to enter ‘Lode’ into the Sat Nav, rather than CB25 9EJ
- On Foot: Harcamlow Way from Cambridge
- By Bus: The No 10 service between Cambridge and Newmarket passes Anglesey Abbey. The service runs hourly Monday to Saturday. Alight at the crossroads in Lode.
- The Black Horse Inn (British)
- The White Swan (Contemporary)
- The Missing Sock (International)
- The Quy Mill Country Inn (European)
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95% of people who visit Cambridge include Anglesey Abbey in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.42% of people start their Anglesey Abbey visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Anglesey Abbey
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anglesey Abbey
A top class NT property with modern visitor centre with cafe, shop, toilets. Hard paths to follow with numbered routes and designated areas. A very well structured Winter garden and other areas at different times of year. Dogs not allowed in main garden but guide available for nearby walks, accessible from car park.
I come here a lot. Has great walks for kids and loads of open spaces. Great anytime of.the year. Good large cafe with outdoor seating too. National Trust so membership is best value.
Very good day out with the family, especially if you have kids that like to run around as there is plenty of beautiful open space in this stately home with its huge gardens. There is also a working mill nearby that produces flour and wonderful spots for a picnic. A bonus is there is also a huge tree house and adventure playground that kids will love!
A visit to this enchanting place is a must. Don't forget the mill, it operates at hourly intervals and is well worth a visit. The house has wonderful contemporary furniture and the Steinway, played by a pianist has a great sound. The restaurant offers good food and drinks and must be one of the best of the National Trust. No doubt, you'll enjoy it.
This is a wonderful day out for all ages. The house is full of quirky things and feels like something out of Harry Potter. And the nature reserve is fantastic. Well worth a walk upto the Tree House platform to view the bird life first thing in the morning. Plus the Rose garden is full of beautiful sweet smelling roses. We'll worth a visit in the Autumn for those stunning colours.