Photo: Karen Roe

Anglesey Abbey is a country house nestled in 98 acres of stunning grounds. Formerly a priory, the building has been altered many times over the years and is now a dedicated celebration of early 1900s living.

You can wander through the house at your own pace or take part in one of the 45 minute guided tours. Whichever you choose to do you will experience the wonders of its many rooms. The library, where Lord Fairhaven indulged in cocktails with his guests every night, boasts a huge collection of literature.

If books don’t tickle your taste buds Anglesey Abbey’s collection of art, furniture and silverware will certainly get you going. Admire Lord Fairhaven’s 59 clocks, the famous Lion’s Mask Pendant and the Egyptian Bronze sculpture of the cat-goddess Bastet.

The wonders of your visit to Anglesey Abbey needn’t be limited to the house. The grounds are the perfect place to explore with the many statues dotted about and the beautiful dahlia garden. And ideal for the kids to see is the amazing two storey tree house along the Wildlife Discovery Area path.

If the kids are still full of beans there is plenty more in store. Head to the discovery cabin and get creative with the chance for their artwork to appear in the gallery. And for the budding Attenboroughs amongst them, why not get them to draw their animal sightings with the art packs available.

When you’ve done all that, there is still more to see at Lode Mill. Dating back to the 18th Century, the Mill is steeped in history. But astonishingly there is evidence of a mill having been on the site since the 10th Century. It is in full working order and you can even buy a bag of flour or treat yourself to a tasty scone made from Lode flour in the café.

A day here will certainly be fun-packed and full of things to see and do.

 

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9EJ

Tel: 01223 810080

Opening Times: 11am-5pm