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Explore the house at Anglesey Abbey

The South Front of Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Anglesey Abbey seen from the south lawn | © National Trust Images/Serena Wyman

A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a rundown country house and desolate landscape. Discover the many layers that Anglesey Abbey has to offer, and explore its rich history from monastic priory to 20th-century home.

A home for Lord Fairhaven

At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons, along with a cosy house in which to entertain.

Life revolved around horse racing and shooting, and guests enjoyed 1930s luxury.

Step through a different door and immerse yourself in a small but perfectly formed experience.

Opening times

The House is now open daily for self-led tours from 11am - 3pm (last entry 2:30pm). Please note that at the moment, only the ground floor rooms are open.

Explore the rooms at Anglesey Abbey

Living Room at Anglesey Abbey Cambridgeshire National Trust
The Living Room as seen from the west end of the house | © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Living Room

The Living Room features a 17th-century fireplace and sofas separated by a Samarkand rug.

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Other areas to discover

Domestic Wing

The Domestic Wing of the house has been restored to how it looked in the 1960s when it was last used as a private home.

When Lord Fairhaven left Anglesey Abbey to the Trust in the 1960s, he wanted it preserved so that people could see what his life was like.

The Domestic Wing reveals the hard work that went on behind the scenes.

Visitors in the Newmarket Corridor at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

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