Wimpole Estate - National Trust

Wimpole Estate
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Mrs Elsie Bambridge, daughter of Rudyard Kipling, bequeathed Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, including the Grade I listed landscaped parkland, to the National Trust in 1976.

Wimpole had a succession of owners from Lord Harley (1711-1740) to the Earls of Hardwicke (1740-1894) and Viscount's Clifden, before being bought by Elsie Bambridge in 1930's and has a roll-call of celebrated architects and landscape designers who have worked on it, each contributing their own layer to its varied history.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Agricultural site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
Hall, garden and farm: £17.50(£15.90), child £10 (£9.05), family £40.00 (£36.25).
Hall and garden: £10.00 (£9.05), child £5.00 (£4.50), family £30 (£27.20).
Garden only: £5.00 (£4.50), child £2.50 (£2.25), family £12.50 (£11.35).
Farm and gardens: £10 (£9.05), child £5.00 (£4.50), family £30.00 (£27.70).
Groups (15+) £7.40, child £4.90.
Farm (National Trust members): £4.00 (£3.55), child £2.50 (£2.35), family £12.50 (£11).
Discounted rates available for groups booking in advance
Discount voucher when arriving by bicycle or public transport.
Under 5s are free at Farm


  • National Trust

Wimpole Hall with over thirty show rooms including Yellow Drawing Room; Plunge Bath; Chancellors Bedroom and Basements. Wimpole Home Farm set amidst eighteenth century thatched farm buildings is the largest rare breeds centre in East Anglia. Working Walled Kitchen Garden. Archaeology Walks in parkland.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Sir John Soane; James Gibbs; Charles Bridgeman; Humphrey Repton; Sanderson Miller; Capability Brown.
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Scene: a new way of looking

  • 13 February — 30 October 2016 *on now

Inspired by 'Capability' Brown's parkland as a series of picturesque views, or scenes, NEON has created a series of striking structures for the North Park that encourage us to explore and look with an artist's eye. Each captures an element of Brown's seemingly natural, idyllic landscape within its viewing glass. Come and discover the scenes that make up the whole design.


Normal admission charges apply



Wimpole Estate - National Trust
Old Wimpole Road




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