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2nd Feb - 10th Mar; Sat & Sun; 11am - 4pm
13th Mar - 29th Oct; Wed - Sun; 10.30am - 5pm
1st May - 29th Sept; daily; 10.30am - 5pm
2nd Nov - 1st Dec; Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm
Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Open Good Friday, 10:30 to 5. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Guided tours available (need to be booked)
17th & 18th July
May - July
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Lodge and garden: adult £5 (£4.50); Children Free; NT members Free
Shop: limited choice. Guidebook, Icecreams, New audio guide in 2010
Tearoom opening Spring 2013 Enchanting Elizabethan pleasure garden One of the oldest garden layouts in Britain Spiral mounts, terraces and moats Striking mansion-shell, never completed after 400 years Newly restored orchard, one of the largest in the Trust's care
The Mill, Oundle
Wheatsheaf, Upper Benefield Vane Arms Sudborough
Oundle Stamford Rockingham Forest
A landscape, rather than a modern impression of a garden, Lyveden is a remarkable survival of the Elizabethan age. One of the very few remaining places where an original experience of this period can be seen and enjoyed. Owned and cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is brought to life through an audio tour. The newly planted orchard of over 300 trees contains many old varieties. The raised terrace, moated garden and prospect mounts take you on a journey to the remarkable garden lodge, designed to symbolise Sir Thomas Tresham's Catholic faith.
Lyveden was not finished after work stopped in 1605. Tresham's death and his son's implication in the Catholic Plot left both the garden and lodge incomplete. Now being rediscovered, Tresham's dream is being brought to life.
Tresham's ten-year project over 400 years ago is an amazing place to explore, in a beautiful rural setting in the heart of the historic Rockingham Forest, in Northamptonshire.