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4. Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

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Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill


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. It is a treasure trove of sumptuous furnishings, fine books and works of art, as well as a collection of French and English clocks.

Life revolved around horse racing and shooting, and weekend guests enjoyed the height of 1930s luxury. As you move outside, examine the 12th-century gargoyles of the original priory and see if you can find the 20th-century additions added by Lord Fairhaven and his brother in 1939.

This is a mere taste of Anglesey's statuary – there are more than 100 pieces of classical sculpture in the formal and landscape gardens. Be sure to explore the wildflower meadows and the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery area as well as the attractive Winter Garden, with its stunning year-round displays of colour.

A mill at Anglesey was listed in the Domesday Book and the present watermill, Lode Mill, dates from the 18th century. Restored in 1982, it is in full working order. Come and feel the power of water in action on the first and third Saturdays of every month (subject to water levels). 

Facilities include a shop, plant sales and a licensed restaurant serving traditional Cambridgeshire dishes.

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Address:               
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
Quy Road
Lode
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB25 9EJ

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Opening Times:

House
21st March–28th October        
1.00–5.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
 
Garden/restaurant/shop/plants
21st March–28th October         
10.30 am–5.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
 
Winter Garden
1st February–19th March
10.30 am–4.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
 
31st October–23rd December   
10.30 am–4.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
 
28th December–29th February
10.30 am–4.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
 
Lode Mill            
As Winter Garden, 11.00 am–3.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
21st March–28th October, 1.00–5.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
           
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Admission:

House, garden & mill, summer (Gift Aid)
Adult £8.80, Child £4.40
Groups £7.30, Child £3.65
 
House, garden & mill, summer (standard)
Adult £8.00, child £4.00

Garden & mill, summer (Gift Aid)
Adult £4.95, Child £2.50
Groups £4.40, Child £2.20

Garden & mill, summer (standard)
Adult £4.50, Child £2.27
 
Garden, winter (Gift Aid)
Adult £4.40, Child £2.20
Groups £3.50, Child £1.75

Garden, winter (standard)
Adult £4.00, Child £2.00

Reduced rate when arriving by cycle, on foot or public transport
Family tickets: adults charged at adult rate; children 5–16 charged at group rate; under-5s free.

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