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Notice: On 27 September our car park may be very busy as we are supporting the Oundle Magnificent 10k Race.

Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden

Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age.

Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605.

Discover the mysterious garden lodge and explore the Elizabethan garden with its spiral mounts, terracing and canals.

Wander through the new orchard, containing many old varieties of apples and pears, or explore the Lyveden Way, a circular path through beautiful meadows, wooodland and villages.

Enjoy Lyveden New Bield's welcome video, and find out what this wonderful place has to offer.

Don't miss

  • Exploring the mysterious Bield with an audio tour
  • The Cottage Tearoom, offering delicious homemade treats
  • A ramble through the orchard, boasting many rare kinds of plum, apple, and pear varieties
  • A stroll through the woodland. What woodland flowers can you see?
  • The tranquil moat and spiral mounds. Keep an eye out for wildlife

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See our virtual tour

Our tour unlocks the beauty of Lyveden and takes you on a trip around its beautiful summer-house, gardens, moat, orchards and wildflower meadows.

View Lyveden's virtual tour