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Delapre Abbey

London Road | Delapré Park,, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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A fascinating place

Attended an excellent talk here given by Bill who certainly knew his stuff. The talk lasted for... read more

Reviewed today
Ian S
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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A walk around the Abbey grounds

An extremely hot Sunday morning, came for a walk around the grounds with dog. Lovely building on a... read more

Reviewed today
Cheekyb33
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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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The beautiful Grade II* Listed Delapré Abbey, just one mile from Northampton town centre, is entering an exciting new phase in its history. Following the success of a Heritage Lottery Fund application in 2013, a £7 million project has seen this once "Building At Risk" undergo substantial repair and restoration works over the last 3 years. The Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust worked with Northampton Borough Council to involve the community and volunteers in the restoration project with open days, education projects, and public events and activities. Now, the Abbey has opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 900 year history, with The Trust managing the building as a fantastic historic venue for local, national, and even international visitors. We can’t wait for you to explore the stories of Delapré Abbey’s past with us!
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  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“walled garden” (38 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (29 reviews)
“billiard room” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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London Road | Delapré Park,, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
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+44 1604 760817
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Reviewed today via mobile

Attended an excellent talk here given by Bill who certainly knew his stuff. The talk lasted for about 50 minutes and I didn’t look at my watch once so it must have been good. It has an interesting history and has only just opened after...More

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed today via mobile

An extremely hot Sunday morning, came for a walk around the grounds with dog. Lovely building on a huge plot of land just outside the town. Ample free parking & free to roam the grounds & walled garden with refreshments served in the Orangery. Took...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just been to the Orangery for cream tea to celebrate my 60th birthday with 15 friends. Tea was great. good selection of fresh sandwiches and cakes. Good value. Staff very polite and we were looked after well. Beautiful venue.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the lake with our dog. As it was a lovely day and very hot we decided to go to the tea rooms for a cold drink. As we had the dog we knew and appreciated we would have to sit...More

1  Thank Nat R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long (part) restoration funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Delapre Abbey itself is now open for public visit. Founded in 1145, the Abbey survived umpteen potential disasters from the Battle of Northampton in 1460 to the dissolution by Henry VIII through ownership...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of parking near to the Abbey, a guide will show you round the property, our guide was David and he was very comprehensive on the tour with lots of helpful stories to tell over five zones of the grade 11 listed building. The Abbey...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After years of relentless effort by the people of Far Cotton, Northampton, and The Friends of Delapre Abbey, the dream has come true - Delapre Abbey restored to its former splendour and a living history. Well Done you motley bunch who saved this building and...More

1  Thank SCRAELING
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Delapre Abbey for the first time today. This very interesting building has undergone the first phase of renovation very successfully. There is a room full of interactive exhibits explaining the battle of Northampton- this room entertains adults and children alike. The upstairs of...More

Thank cherokee2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would advise taking a morning guided tour around the house as much of the long history may be overlooked .Check when making your booking. The house itself has been changed dramatically over the years by its occupiers, which means the more historical features need...More

Thank Craig H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to assess the possibly of using the location for an up and coming business event. The host was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I understand there are regular tours of the house and gardens to the general public and I am intending on doing one...More

Thank Rachelplim
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