Wimpole History Festival 2017

25 May 2017, 10:00

Austentatious at Wimpole History Festival

Enjoy a weekend of history and heritage for the whole family at the Wimpole Estate.

Taking place for the first time this year, the Wimpole History Festival is the product of a unique partnership between Cambridge Literary Festival and the National Trust.

It's taking place from Friday 7th July until Sunday 9th and is set in the beautiful Wimpole Estate.

From Vikings to Victorians, Capability Brown to Rudyard Kipling, stand-up Classics to Jane Austen-inspired theatre, the Wimpole History Festival will be packed full of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

There will be talks, debates, book signings and performances, plus a variety of events which will take you to the heart of the National Trust, the invaluable work it does and its hidden treasures.

Visitors to the fesival will also have the chance to experience living history, workshops and activities for young history lovers too including sword school, falconry and dressing up as a Roman Emperor.

In between events, soak up the sunshine and take advantage of the delicious local pop-up food and drink stalls…or find your own spot to enjoy a pre-packed picnic.

About the Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate is a large estate containing Wimpole Hall, the largest house in Cambridgeshire, and is located within the parish of Wimpole, about 8½ miles southwest of Cambridge. 

The house, begun in 1640, and it's 3,000 acres of parkland and farmland are owned by the National Trust. A working estate, it is one of just a handful of Grade 1 registered parks in the country.

Getting to the festival

The stunning Wimpole Estate is located just off the A1198 and A603.