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“Fantastic place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 78 Derngate

78 Derngate
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

What an amazing place, it was well worth going on the guided tour (no extra cost) and I would highly recommend the on site cafe/restaurant.

Visited March 2012
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL - PLEASE GO - BEST IN NORTHAMPTON”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Well worth a visit and tour for anyone interested in design, architecture, interiors or just modern spaces ( next door and restaurant ) aligned with small terraced gems - this is certainly one.
The room at the front, which you come to last, will knock your socks off with its daring design. Telegraph subscriber 2 for 1 offer too.
Superb !

Visited December 2011
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

I'd not heard much about Mackintosh before visiting the house but having spent a few hours wandering around this gem, I am hooked. A fascinating, bonkers and mesmerising house that left a huge impression on me. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, what a find

Visited March 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

The building is more or less in its original state and it is like stepping back in time. Excellent guides.

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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Wonderful re-creation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Booked a tour of this Rennie Mackintosh house and enjoyed it immensely. Wonderful restoration of an architectural gem.

Visited March 2012
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