Opening times for 30 November 2023
Asset Opening time Hall 11:00 - 15:00 Garden 09:30 - 15:30 Park 09:30 - 18:00 Home Farm 11:00 - 14:30 Farm Café 11:00 - 14:30 The Rectory 10:00 - 15:30 Stable Café 11:00 - 15:00 Shop 10:30 - 15:30 Visitor Welcome 09:30 - 16:00MTWTFSS3031123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930123
Gardens and Parkland
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.90 £9.00 Child £4.95 £4.50 Family £24.75 £22.50 One adult family £14.85 £13.50
Whole Estate - Hall, Garden, Park and Farm
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £19.80 £18.00 Child £9.90 £9.00 Family £49.50 £45.00 One adult family £29.70 £27.00
Head to The Stables to discover the second-hand bookshop, stocked full of pre-loved books
Dogs are welcome in the Parkland, Stables area and outdoor terrace at the Old Rectory restaurants. Only assistance dogs are permitted into the Hall, Gardens and Home Farm
Toilets are available at Hardwicke Gate, the Hall, Home Farm, the Old Rectory Restaurant and The Stables
Electric vehicle charging point
12 7.4 kW electric vehicle charging points are available in the main car park. Chargers can be accessed using mobile app, RFID card, or contactless payment device. Visit our EV charging partner, RAW Charging's website (www.rawcharging.com/drivers) to download the app before your visit.
Blue Badge parking and accessible toilets. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs to hire, buggy service available. Accessible routes available.
Accessible route and/or map
An accessible route to the car park to the Walled Gardens, Farm and Stables is available.
Powered mobility vehicle available
5 powered mobility scooters are available to borrow from the Visitor Centre
Accessible toilet facilities are available at Hardwicke Gate (Visitor Centre), the Hall, Home Farm, and The Stables
Our stair climber for the Hall is available between the hours of 12pm & 2pm provided it is pre-booked before your visit. To book please call: 01223206000. Please note, the stair climber can only be used by people with the ability to transfer between chairs.
Accessible parking is available in the main car park, 94 yards from the Visitor Welcome building
The hall is currently only accessible via a flight of 12 stone steps or by using our stair climber, which is available between the hours of 12pm & 2pm provided it is pre-booked before your visit. To book please call: 01223206000. Please note, the stair climber can only be used by people with the ability to transfer between chairs.
An 8 seater golf-buggy, driven by volunteers is available daily between 10am - 4pm upon request to transfer visitors between the Visitor Centre, the Stables, the Hall and the gardens and farm
Level access to food outlet
3 manual wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Visitor Centre in addition to 2 mountain trikes. These off-road wheelchairs require a person to push and are suitable for exploring the parkland and wider estate.
Level access to shop
8 miles south-west of Cambridge (A603), 6 miles north of Royston (A1198). Entrance via A603
Parking: Our new entrance and free car park is accessed from Old Wimpole Road, approximately 500yrds nearer the A603. Please look out for signs directing you to the entrance.
Sat Nav: Please follow the brown tourist signs to enter the estate as some Sat Navs may take you to an unused gateway.
Wimpole Way from Cambridge
Shepreth 5 miles. Taxi service from Royston 8 miles
The 75 from Cambridge drops off passengers at Arrington (1 mile from Wimpole) or Orwell (2 miles from Wimpole).
National Trust-permitted cycle path to entrance from Orwell (A603)
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Impressive 17th-century mansion at the heart of the estate, with intimate family rooms that contrast with lavish Georgian interiors.
Vibrant walled kitchen garden, geometric parterre and winding pleasure grounds, planted with specimen trees and spring bulbs.
Acres of ancient landscape parkland with abundant wildlife, flora and fauna, a Gothic folly, multi-user trail and miles of walks.
Working farm: home to rare breeds including Shire horses, pigs, sheep, cows and goats.
Shop filled with gifts, homewares, books, local produce and gardening accessories. Seasonal selection of plants for sale in the courtyard.
Café with terrace overlooking the gardens, serving light lunches, homemade cakes and specials, using produce from the kitchen garden.
Bookshop stocked full of pre-loved books.
Tickets for Wimpole at Christmas are on sale now. With new lights, a new trail and new memories to be made, Christmas at Wimpole has everything you need for an unforgettable time with friends and family, including a magical glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.
See the house decorated for Christmas, with 10ft trees and the return of the ‘Lightfall’ in the well of the Grand Staircase.
Make your way up to the farm this Christmas to see the animals keeping warm and enjoy a hot chocolate from the café! See our all-new decorations for 2023, including lighting up the Great Barn and cozy sheltered pods in our picnic area next to the new play equipment.
Have your spirits lifted by festive tunes, sip a warming hot chocolate while you enjoy, and perhaps even sing along with, some well-known yuletide favourites, sure to leave you feeling jolly.
Be dazzled by the new Illuminations trail, and enjoy choirs singing, decorations galore, and lots of festive food and drink.
From events and activities to getting close to animals, here's what you need to know about a family day out at Wimpole.
Step inside Wimpole Hall and discover how previous owners made their mark on this complex house.
Discover Wimpole’s gardens and visit the Parterre, walk through the Pleasure Grounds meandering your way to the Walled Garden, with herbaceous borders and fruit trees.
Explore the acres of parkland at Wimpole, abundant with wildlife, flora and fauna; stroll across the open space, or head across the Chinese bridge to visit the Gothic folly.
A visit to Wimpole Home Farm is a favourite with all the family. Discover the rare-breed animals, five Shire horses and in spring, visit the newborn lambs.
Enjoy an invigorating cycle challenge through the rolling Cambridgeshire countryside around Wimpole Estate, passing through leafy bridleways and arable fields.
This cycle route is especially designed for cyclists looking for a bit more of a challenge, and looking to explore a little further afield from the Wimpole Estate.
Our popular guided walks are back! Enjoy the estate from a different perspective and discover the best bits of the parkland and countryside by joining our volunteer guides on a Wednesday Walk.
From Iron-age roundhouses to a sophisticated, modern estate, this site has been lived on and farmed for over 2,000 years.
Over the centuries, Wimpole has been owned by several families, and each has left its mark. The Civil War, a true love match and a collection of priceless manuscripts that formed the core of the British Library are just some of its stories.
One of Wimpole’s owners was Attorney-General Philip Yorke. His opinion that an enslaved person did not become free on reaching English soil governed legal thought on slavery for nearly half a century.
The present house, at the heart of this estate, was the vision of Elsie Bambridge. Wimpole had been an empty shell until she filled it with pictures and furniture, bringing it back to a welcoming home in the 1930s.
Intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors, including Soane's remarkable Yellow Drawing Room and wonderful plunge bath. The fascinating basement corridor offers a glimpse into life below stairs.
Stroll around the geometric parterre garden and wander through the Pleasure Ground to the Walled Garden, abundant with fruit, vegetables and beautiful herbaceous borders.
Home Farm contrasts the traditional farmyard with the noisy modern piggery and cattle sheds, with daily farm activities there is a chance to join in and discover more about farming.
Stride out across the landscape park, among the rare-breed cattle, through grand avenues, before entering shaded woodland and emerging into an arable landscape.
Sustainable Landscape Foundation appointed to redesign Wimpole Estate parterre to ensure it is fit for the future Reimagined parterre will be more resilient to climate change and more biodiverse with a longer season of interest Trust’s Director of Gardens and Parklands says new design will mark a ‘bold, pioneering’ new chapter in the landscape’s history
Take a look at some of the important work that takes place at Wimpole Estate on a day-to-day basis, to look after this special place for everyone, for ever.
As part of the National Trust's Renewable Energy Investment Programme, Wimpole has reduced its dependence on fossil fuels in recent years. Here is what Wimpole has been doing to combat climate change on the estate.
Discover how Wimpole is using the Green Recovery Fund to help create and restore habitats, support solutions to tackle climate change and connect people with nature.
Robots are changing the future of farming. Find out how we’re working with the Small Robot Company to tackle weeds, monitor crops and protect wildlife.