Welcome to Wimpole 2020 Opening and Admission

Wimpole Estate

In February 2020 we changed our admission ticket structure to just one ticket type.

We are investing £6.4million in transforming the infrastructure, arrival and car parking at Wimpole to improve everyone's experience of visiting us today and to conserve this special place for future generations.

We want everyone to feel welcome at Wimpole and to join us in looking after the beauty, heritage and nature of this place.

As well as a whole new way to arrive we have reduced our many ticket options, for non-National Trust members, to just one, which will provide access to the hall, farm, gardens, historic parkland, the stable block and the Old Rectory restaurant. 

In 2020 the gift aid ticket price is £17.50 with a reduced price on selected days in January, February and November.  Tickets can be purchased in the new visitor welcome building. 

We have tried hard to keep our prices as low as possible while ensuring we can continue caring for Wimpole and providing a great experience for all our visitors.

National Trust membership is by far the most cost-effective way of visiting us and costs from as little as £6 a month, whilst giving free entry and parking at more than 500 places around the country. Locally, that also includes Anglesey Abbey, Wicken Fen and Houghton Mill.

Visitor Welcome and arrival
As you get close to Wimpole look out for our new road signs and they will direct you into the new free car park which is open from 7am to 7pm. 

The Visitor Welcome Building is open from 8am to 5.30pm in the Spring and Summer and 9am to 4.30pm in the Autumn and Winter.

Arriving through a single entrance makes it quicker and easier for you to get to where you want to be, and with fewer and shorter journeys across the estate there is less wear and tear on our footpaths which helps to conserve the parkland.

We’ve opened up new routes around the estate for you to enjoy, and in the summer we’ll have completed work on a new 8km multi-user trail, suitable for everyone.

Conservation work
The existing car park is being returned to historic parkland, so some trees and hedgerows planted to disguise it will need to be removed. Then we will be planting 8,000 trees and shrubs in the new car park over the next year.

When you buy your admission ticket, and scan your National Trust membership card, you’re directly supporting our conservation work so that together we can conserve Wimpole for future generations to enjoy.