Wimpole is a 2500 acre estate owned by the National Trust. From the Hardwicke Arms you can walk approx 200 metres to impressive double gates and then take a leisurely 15 minute stroll through parkland to the hall.

Wimpole Hall, first built in 1643 is the largest country house in Cambridgeshire. Wimpole’s ownership has changed over the years including Lord Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, the Earls of Hardwicke 1740 – 1895 (the Hardwicke Arms was once part of the Estate!), and Rudyard Kipling’s daughter Elsie Bambridge who left it to the National Trust in 1976.

Wimpole Home Farm is very much a working farm, built over 200 years ago and home to many rare breeds of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and horses.

The gardens at Wimpole have been worked on and improved upon by many famous names in the field (excuse the pun!), including Capability Brown. Fruit and vegetables grown in the walled garden are used on the estate.

In addition to Wimpole Hall, Home Farm and the gardens, there is a beautiful 18th century church, the impressive Stable Block and acres of parkland to wander around, including the lakes, Chinese Bridge and the folly.

For more information: www.wimpole.org