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National Trust

Transformation, tranquillity and treasures

Behind its Jacobean-style exterior, Anglesey Abbey is a vision of the golden age of English country house living, created by the first Lord Fairhaven and his brother from 1926 to 1966.

Life revolved around horse racing and shooting and weekend guests enjoyed the height of 1930s luxury. Wander through the rooms and corridors and imagine yourself as a guest in the 1930s. Uncover Lord Fairhaven’s taste in portraits and paintings, furniture and clocks.

Outside, there are 114 acres of garden to explore, including over 100 pieces of classical sculpture. Can you find the mythical beasts. Roman emperors and Greek gods?

All year round there is something to admire and explore in the gardens. Inhale the scent of over 4,000 hyacinths in the formal garden in spring, explore the wildlife meadow and herbaceous border in summer, see the exotic colours of our dahlias in autumn and the dramatic contrasts of texture and colour in the winter garden. Not to mention the 200+ varieties of snowdrop in January and February.

Be sure to explore the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery area where you can enjoy some wildlife-spotting in our new hide.

Don’t forget to visit Lode Mill while you’re here. The mill was listed in the Doomsday Book and dates from the 18th century. It was fully restored in 1982 and is in full working order. Come and feel the power of water on the first and third Saturday of every month. The flour that is ground here is used in our scones so pop along to the restaurant for a taste-test!

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill
Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ
Telephone 01223 810080
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