Wimpole Home Farm
Wimpole Estate, Orwell, Royston SG8 0BW, UK
About Wimpole Home Farm
Wimpole Home Farm is an 18th-century model farm on the Wimpole Estate. This 18th-century farmyard comprises of shire horses and rare breed cattle, sheep, and pigs to name a few. Young farmers can learn all about the daily activities around the yard and what it takes to look after the animals. It will be a refreshing time for you to visit this place.
Attractions near Wimpole Home Farm
A unique working estate, with an impressive mansion at its heart. Discover Wimpole’s acres of parkland, miles of walks, vibrant Walled Kitchen Garden, and Home Farm. Explore the hall, where intimate rooms contrast with beautiful Georgian interiors. The house, begun in 1640, and its 3,000 acres of parkland and farmland are owned by the National Trust. The estate is regularly open to the public and received over 335,000 visitors in 2019.
The River Cam is about 40 miles long and where it flows through Cambridge it is supplied by a catchment area of size 761.5 km. A new fish and eel pass and an additional second channel were dug by the Environment Agency just east of Cambridge in 2014. This drew criticism from local people as no money had been spent on flood defences.
Royston Cave is a Man-made cave with enigmatic carvings, some say made by the Knights Templar themselves. It was discovered by accident in the middle of the 18th century and is full of carvings. its walls are covered in crude carvings dated to the mid-1300s of Christian saints, animals, and pagan earth goddess Sheela-na-gig. One of the unique attractions in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.
Therfield Heath is an area of Common Land and most of it is a Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is owned by the Therfield Regulation Trust, which is a registered charity. It is managed by the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens. The Heath is a common on which sheep are still regularly grazed. It has also been designated as a biological 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' and a 'Local Nature Reserve'.
The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a museum in Cambridge, run by the Faculty of Classics of the University of Cambridge, England. It is one of the few surviving collections of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the world. The collection of about 450 casts is open to the public and housed in a purpose-built Cast Gallery on the first floor of the Classics Faculty.
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Discover more attractions in Bedfordshire, where Wimpole Home Farm is located
Bedfordshire is not only a wonderful county to live in, but also to visit and enjoy with all the family. Bedfordshire is the ideal location for a day trip, especially from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places.