1. East
  2. Cambridgeshire
  3. Lode

Attraction Information

Enjoy a family day out in nature at Anglesey Abbey and discover 114 acres of beautiful land, just 6 miles away from Cambridge! Anglesey Abbey is a beautiful 20th century country house and garden located in the Cambridgeshire countryside in England. Another National Trust site to discover!

Your adventure with the kids will begin at the Wildlife Discovery Area. There you and your little nature lovers are in for lots of hands-on fun, including spotting animals from the Wildlife Watch Hut, den-building and climbing up to a treehouse in the woodlands. It's the perfect place to visit for anyone who loves nature, history, or architecture.

About The Abbey
Love history? Explore the Jacobean-style house, once owned by Lord Fairhaven, and uncover the fascinating past of Anglesey Abbey. It’s perfect for adding an educational twist to your day out!

The history of Anglesey Abbey dates back to the 12th century when it was believed to be originally built as Hospital St Mary. Over the following centuries, the building has undergone many changes and additions, and today it is a stunning example of a country house! In 1926, it was purchased by the Loder family, who transformed it into a family home and opened it to the public.

The house itself is a grand and elegant building, with a mix of architectural styles that reflect its rich history. Visitors can take a tour of the house to see the many beautiful rooms, including the Great Hall, the Drawing Room, and the Library. Each room is full of fascinating objects and works of art, and there are plenty of knowledgeable guides on hand to tell you about the history of the house and its inhabitants.

Other notable areas to explore are the Domestic Wing, which has been restored to what it was in 1960 to the Library, Newmarket and Windsor Corridors - which held special beds and bathrooms. 

Anglesey Abbey's Glorious Gardens
But the true highlight of a visit to Anglesey Abbey is the gardens and lode mill. The extensive grounds hold a 141-acre garden, which is a real treat for the senses! You can also learn about the inner workings of a watermill in the regular demonstrations at Lode Mill.

Did you know that Lord Fairhaven transformed the garden so there would be something to show throughout each season? You can wander around and discover a beautiful mix of formal gardens. From the Dahlia garden and the herbaceous garden to informal and wildflower meadows, not forgetting the belts of trees and landscaped grounds. All beautiful things visitors can explore and discover for themselves.

The Formal Garden uses symmetry and circles in its design, can you spot it? Each garden is divided into different themed areas, each with its own character and style. There is a beautiful Rose Garden, a tranquil Water Garden, and a colourful Winter Garden, with the 'Winter Orange' Tilia Cordata to the red-barked Dogwood. The 20th century gardens are home to an impressive collection of plants and flowers, including many rare and exotic species. Also, seasonal bedding too, so there's always flora all year around. The garden also features a lake, a series of canals, and several charming bridges. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the gardens, following the many paths that wind through the different areas, or they can take a boat trip on the lake! 

During the winter you can purchase a special tour of the Snowdrops, where you can discover all the amazing varieties up close - did you know there are 400 of them!? 

Family Activities and Woodland Play Area
For the kids, there's a fantastic play area, where they can have fun climbing the treehouse, soaring high on the swings, have a go at den building or simply bird watch! There's a nature day right here for them to discover and explore. 

Anglesey Abbey also boasts a fun-filled programme of family-friendly events and activities, which means you’ll always find something new and exciting on your next visit. Be sure to pick up a sheet of the “50 things to do before you're 11¾” and start ticking adventures off your list! Be sure not to miss out on the great seasonal events and activities throughout the year too.

Food & Drink
If you're in need of a nice hot drink or snacks, head to Redwoods Restaurant! You'll find all sorts of refreshments and light bites here to keep you going. You can even bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens! 

If you'd like to take a bit of Anglesey Abbey home with you, head to the gift shop and find some cute knick-knacks like jewellery, stationary and more! There's even a plant centre there where you can grab some blooms for every season, as well as garden furniture, garden gifts and accessories!

Did you know it's one of National Trusts' biggest plant centres? No? We think it's time to visit then!

  • Wildlife discovery area, historic house and working watermill
  • Explore 114 acres of the beautiful country house and gardens
  • Enjoy an array of special family-friendly activities
Claim & Manage Attraction ListingTick Icon
Timer Icon

Opening Times

1st January - 30th March: 09:30 - 16:30
31st March - 26th October: 09:30 - 17:30
27th October - 31st December: 09:30 - 16:30

Ticket Icon

Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults: £15.80
Kids: £7.90
Family: £39.50

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

Find other attractions similar to Anglesey Abbey by visiting our attraction tickets section.

Question Mark Icon


Yes, there is parking onsite.

Pin Icon

Contact Details

Quy Road
CB25 9EJ

Tel: 01223 810080

Visit Website

Anglesey Abbey Reviews

Day Out With The Kids - VIP Pass Advert

Recent blog posts

Cheap Disneyland®Paris Tickets - Image
Jenny OsmondDecember 1, 2023
Cheap Disneyland®Paris Tickets

Disneyland® Paris, also known as Euro Disneyland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe attracting millions of visitors every year. Similar to its sister parks around the world, Disneyland Paris offers a wide array of enchanting attractions, captivating entertainment, and unforgettable experiences for guests of all ages. To make the most out…

Disneyland Paris
Bubble Planet London Experience - Image
ShivaniDecember 1, 2023
Bubble Planet London Experience

Looking for a fantastic family day out? You have to check out the trending Bubble Planet London Experience! It’s full of colour and bubbles!

Events Near You
Family Fun
Things To Do
Rollerscape Wembley - Image
Jenny OsmondNovember 30, 2023
Rollerscape Wembley

Rollerscape Wembley is not your average entertainment venue. London’s newest pop up experience is perfect for all ages. Whether you are a seasoned skater or a beginner, Rollerscape Wembley promises a fun experience and a chance for some ‘rollerscapism’! Read on the discover what’s on at Rollerscape Wembley…You are in for a treat at Rollerscape…

Indoor Activities and Sport
Things To Do
Best Santas Grottos In London 2023 - Image
ShivaniNovember 30, 2023
Best Santas Grottos In London 2023

Plan a festive day out for all the family with our list of the best Santas Grotto in London! Have a magical time and feel merry and bright!

Things To Do
Things To Do At Christmas
Christmas Presents for Mum - Image
BanitaNovember 21, 2023
Christmas Presents for Mum

Mums are truly special, they take care of us and always make sure we are happy. We want to show you the best Christmas Gifts for your mum during the holiday season.

Retail and Shopping
Things To Do
Disneyland® Paris Rides for Little Kids - Image
ShivaniNovember 28, 2023
Disneyland® Paris Rides for Little Kids

Brushing up on the best Disneyland® Paris rides for kids? From weird and whacky to small thrills too! We have everything here.

Disneyland Paris
Top Recommended Activities
Disneyland® Paris Tickets and Hotel Packages - Image
ShivaniNovember 27, 2023
Disneyland® Paris Tickets and Hotel Packages

On the hunt for the best Disneyland® Paris Tickets and Hotel Packages? We have everything you need all in one place!

Disneyland Paris
Guides And Inspiration
Christmas Cake Recipes - Image
BanitaNovember 21, 2023
Christmas Cake Recipes

We want to show you the best Christmas Cake recipes, which are easy and delicious to eat!

At Home
Cooking, Baking and Other Recipes