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Wimpole Hall Estate

This post is long overdue and somehow doesn't quite fit in with the drizzle that's coming down outside my window, but a few weeks ago Mat and I headed up to Wimpole Hall Estate for a day out. We get two free family passes to National Trust sites a year with our Natwest Select bank account but had yet to use either, so a 31 degree sunny Saturday seemed the perfect opportunity. We packed up a picnic, slapped on a bit of sun tan lotion and were on our way. Living in Cambridge this place is a mere 15 minutes down the road in the direction of our hometown, Royston, and while I'd been here a few times as a kid it's been a very long time! 

There's so much to do at Wimpole. Outdoors, you can take a hike around the extensive open grounds, enjoy the beautifully kept gardens, or for a small extra fee take little ones onto the farm to see the animals. If you head over in less than perfect weather or out of season, the hall itself is open to visitors as a museum of sorts, plus there's a lovely cafe and some shops selling local wares to browse.

We spent the entire day plodding around, taking in the beauty of the place. There are even the ruins of a very old (I want to say Medieval but I risk being wrong) tower over past the lakes and on top of a hill, but we found the walk a bit tough for such a hot day!

If you live anywhere near Wimpole I'd highly recommend a visit!

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