A day out in Cambridgeshire.

Fullers Hill Holliday Cottage in rural Cambridgeshire. 

 

A continuation of our series of blogs where we focus upon days out and attractions close to #WonderFullershill. This time we are in Cambridgeshire and a visit to the NationalTrust property at Lode. This is a beautiful Jacobean mansion called Anglesey Abbey.

#AngleseyAbbeyNT is set in a mature parkland/garden setting. There are many avenues of Lime trees and gardens for every season. The winter garden is an asset regardless of season. In the early spring the world renowned collection of snowdrops bursts into life. Many hundreds of different varieties are within the garden. The Winter Garden has plants that have barks and stems of many different colours, ensuring the winter landscape is a pleasure. In the summer the perennials garden leaps to the fore, with its collection of foxglove and delphiniums. Then in the late summer and autumn the dahlia garden blooms into prominence. At the same time a carpet of cyclamen takes over the walk towards Lode Mill. The mill is a working water mill that still grinds wheat grown on The National Trust’s farm at Wimpole. Here you can see the mill working 3 times a day and buy freshly made flour to take home and bake.

The Jacobean mansion is surrounded acres of parkland with many examples of trees, both native and from around the world. In the autumn the display of colour is a feast for the eyes.

In November, Anglesey Abbey hosts the winter lights festival, where the trees and gardens are spectacularly lit to provide a backdrop for live music and traditional food stalls. But you will need to buy your tickets when they go on sale in July/August otherwise you will miss out.

The best of Anglesey Abbey is a visit to the house itself. The highlight could be the collection of clocks that is kept in the library. So many of them. Depending upon your interest in clocks you might wish to choose to visit at midday……or maybe not.

As ever with major National Trust venues, there is a cafe and shop. This one is particularly good.

The postcode for Anglesey Abbey is CB259EJ.

Our series of blogs will continue……..

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