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Delapre Abbey

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting building and grounds

We were there for a wedding, which probably isn't the most complete way to see the building, but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David M
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Having grown up in Northampton I have always loved visiting the grounds of the abbey but for a long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northampton, 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...more
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London Road | Delapré Park,, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in Northampton I have always loved visiting the grounds of the abbey but for a long time the house has been out of bounds and bordered up. Now with the renovations it is lovely! It's great to learn about local history but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a news report on the BBC about Delapre and it looked very warm welcoming and quaint.we decided to visit to get into the Christmas spirit. However we were very disappointed with the staff and information . Felt rushed. Grounds and gardens great though.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for a wedding, which probably isn't the most complete way to see the building, but the grounds were lovely and there was ample parking. The buildings themselves have interesting history and are well-preserved.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited fayre today. Very disappointed. Paid entrance fee of £1.00 to walk around a marquee fUllapool of tat and very little of it was related to Christmas. When tried to see rest of stalls in abbey was asked if pre booked santa visit. When said...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have visited the Xmas fair. Unfortunately the weather was not great which would not of helped but there was no atmosphere what so ever and very little outiside except food stations and some stalls to buy a lot of tat. I was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We went to see Santa today at Delapre Abbey. To say that the experience was lacklustre would be a compliment. No elves helped parties in to see Santa, no festive music or atmosphere. As for Santa himself it appeared that it was someone standing in,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nuzzleattack
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Just come back from a candle light Christmas tour of the Abbey. I last saw inside the Abbey some years ago when it was in dire straights, now the rooms are lovingly restored and beautiful. It’s a treasure of Northampton, one of the few left...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lizzieberrill050
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We love going for walks around the grounds of Delapre when we come to visit family. Plenty of walking to be had, as well as just pottering about nr the abbey. Lovely gardens and woods, so picturesque, particularly the walled garden. We always wander down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1013emmab
Reviewed 3 November 2018

A rare find... a historic estate which is in the early syages of being brought back to life. The hour spent with our tour guide Jane was a fine introduction to this fascinating house and landscape. From Cluniac Nuns to a Civil War battle and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danthecollie
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Take the time to have a tour and go and see this beautifully restored house. Well done to the Friends of Delapre who have made this a really interesting p,ace to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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