First Foot Fairhaven tour

Discover more about the man behind the collection on our early bird tour of the house. Whilst the house wakes up for the day ahead, discover Lord Fairhaven's country home through a guided tour at this special time of day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Focussing on the life and lifestyle of the 1st Lord Fairhaven, discover how he went from son of an oil heiress, to a retired officer with the First Life Guards looking to purchase a property close to the family owned stud in Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds. Find out about the history of this 13th century priory, Lord Fairhaven’s fascination and collection of Windsor paintings, and the fastidious way he ran his household. Take a step across the threshold and experience his story come alive.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Prices

Whole property (House, Garden & Mill)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.60 £7.80
Family £43.45 £39.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £26.00 £23.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.70
Off peak admission after 4pm daily
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £5.30 £4.80
Family £25.50 £23.00
1 adult and up to 3 children £16.70 £14.80

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

If arriving by cycle, on foot or public transport, please enquire about our green ticket.

Please note that we now offer a whole site admission ticket only. When you buy your admission ticket you're directly supporting our vital conservation work here at Anglesey Abbey.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the front door of the house, where a volunteer will welcome you in. Please note, the house is a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre.
What to bring and wear
The house has 'conservation heating', which means that it maintains a constant temperature for the historic collection, so please wear appropriate clothing for the outside.
Accessibility
The tour goes across a variety of different levels. If you have access requirements, please phone Visitor Reception on 01223 810080 ahead of your visit.
Other
Please note this is a free tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
18 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
19 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
20 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
21 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
22 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
23 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
24 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
25 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
26 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
27 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
28 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
29 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
30 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
31 October 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
1 November 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
2 November 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
3 November 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
4 November 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
5 November 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Anglesey Abbey Reception
Email
angleseyabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01223 810086

Upcoming events

First Foot Fairhaven tour

Wed 17 Oct 2018
10:15-11:00
Discover more about the man behind the collection on our early bird tour of the house. Whilst the house wakes up for the day ahead, discover Lord Fairhaven's country home through a guided tour at this special time of day.

Seasonal Garden Tour

Wed 17 Oct 2018
11:30-13:00
Join our friendly and engaging garden guides for a free tour around the garden, highlighting the seasonal hot spots.

Timely Tour of the house

Wed 17 Oct 2018
12:00-13:30
The Timely Tour will be making a comeback this autumn – discover the work involved in keeping our clocks ticking and the challenges involved in the conservation of a large collection of clocks.

Autumnal Garden Tour

Thu 18 Oct 2018
11:00-13:00
Take in the autumnal hot spots with a unique, free tour with our friendly garden guides.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Fri 19 Oct 2018
12:00-13:30
Go behind the scenes with our conservation team to discover how we are caring for Lord Fairhaven’s collection and take an exclusive look at parts of the collection not currently on display.

Make a Mini Den

Mon 22 Oct 2018
10:00-11:30
Come and join us for Den Building on a miniature scale fit for woodland creature, or even your own teddy bear.