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

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 only 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
16 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
17 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
18 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
19 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
3 September 2018 10:15 - 11:00 Available
4 September 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

Thu 16 Aug 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.

Woodland Artists

Thu 23 Aug 2018
10:30-12:30
Join us to create a woodland masterpiece using natural materials found in Hoe Fen.

Make a Mini Den

Fri 24 Aug 2018
10:30-12:30
Come and join us for Den Building on a miniature scale fit for a fairy, or even your own teddy bear.

Wildlife Watch!

Fri 31 Aug 2018
10:30-12:30
Join the hunt for mini beasts and discover the wildlife taking up residence in our woodland area.

Winter Lights 2018

Fri 09 Nov 2018
17:30-17:45
Winter Lights, returns for its seventh year. Using the gardens as a natural backdrop, you will experience an enchanting evening with stunning effects, innovative design and beautiful settings. We illuminate highlights such as the Winter Garden...