Anglesey Abbey has long been a big tourist attraction for the local area; located less than seven miles from Cambridge, the Jacobean-style country house with gardens and its own working mill is a National Trust property that has become a highly popular wedding and corporate venue.
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And this winter, the gardens will be showcased in a truly magical way, as they are transformed into a beautiful wonderland. And new for 2013, the Winter Lights Festival is now open on Fridays, meaning you can enjoy a slice of local culture and beauty straight after work!
Perfect for the whole family, Anglesey Abbey's Winter Garden and Riverside paths will be illuminated as music gently drifts through the trees. Plus there will be entertainment such as local jazz band Hat Trick as well as performers lit from head-to-toe in lights showcase their many tricks and stunts – the children will love it!
Of course, these multi-coloured lights and installations are beautiful in themselves but the true magic is in how these lights transform the natural shapes and textures of the gardens trees, shrubs and Anglesey Abbey's beloved Silver Birch Glade.
Anglesey Abbey's Redwoods Restaurant will be open every evening, ready to serve you winter warmers to take the chill out of your bones. Plus there will be barbecued local fayre for you to buy along the Winter Lights Festival route, as well as roasted chestnuts and hot drinks.
Looking for the perfect Christmas present? Why not take a look in the gift shop? There you will find scarves, books, homeware, picnic hampers and Winter Lights themed gifts to remember your Anglesey Abbey experience.
Located only a few miles from Cambridge, Anglesey Abbey's Winter Lights event is running from 5:30pm until 7:30pm over three weekends:
Friday 29th November - Sunday 1st December 2013
Friday 6th December – Sunday 8th December 2013
Friday 13th December – Sunday 15th December 2013
Tickets cost £10.50 per adult, £7.50 per child or £32 for a family ticket for two adults and up to three children.
Entry is by timed ticket only and due to the popular of this annual event, certain time slots are sure to fill up quickly. Therefore, please ensure that you have pre-booked your tickets to avoid disappointment.
Mobility scooters are not able to access the Winter Lights event but Anglesey Abbey has five wheelchairs that can be pre-booked by calling 01223 810 080.
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