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Delapre Abbey

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Address: London Road, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 760817
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The beautiful Grade II* Listed Delapre Abbey, just one mile from...

The beautiful Grade II* Listed Delapre 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 £6.3 million project is underway to repair and restore this previously listed "Building At Risk".

The Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust is working with Northampton Borough Council to involve the community and volunteers in the restoration project and will then manage and operate the Abbey for the benefit of the public.

The Abbey will be opening its doors to visitors for the first time in its 900 year history in spring 2017, with The Trust managing the building as a fantastic historic venue for local, national and even international visitors.

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Beautiful walks but currently no cafe

As other reviews have already detailed, this is an oasis of calm within Northampton and you can walk quite a long way around the grounds, then the lake with the water-ski club and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
Towcester, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has extensive grounds walks & a huge lake, it also has a golf club plus a boat club with water skiing. It can also be a really nice walk which feels like it is the county side. Plenty of room for kids to play a number of different games, football & hide & seek to name just a... More 

Thank Angela W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My company had offered help to tidy and restore the grounds....great team building day. On the whole the grounds are lovely and a beer festival was held in October 2015, which was lovely with a Hog Roast. Once the grounds and the building are renovated the Abbey will be lovely for Family and walks. Worth a Stroll

Thank Krina-Jay P
Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place that is presently being refurbished. The gardens are very special with many different plants and trees leading to a large lake. All congratulations to the staff who have made this place a little treasure and is definitely my favourite place to visit in Northampton. Highly recommended.

Thank franksfan2015
Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Currently undergoing a lot of works. But the gardens and walk to lake are still available. Such a beautiful area of interest.

Thank Lakeworth1
Wollongong, Australia
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although the gardens still look lovely the Abbey is undergoing extensive renovations so is closed to the public at the moment. We did look for the tea room but it was no longer in operation. I believe a conservatory will be built (hopefully in character with the Abbey) which will house a tea room but this is not expected until... More 

Thank ozmaid2015
Towcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

As other reviews have already detailed, this is an oasis of calm within Northampton and you can walk quite a long way around the grounds, then the lake with the water-ski club and under the A45 to the white-water rafting centre and along the Nene. I was disappointed that the cafe was closed whilst the abbey is being refurbished but... More 

Thank Tina1234dalmatian
Northampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

After many years of neglect, the Abbey is soon to complete it's first stage of recovery. November is planned for the opening of the tea rooms in the new magnificent orangery. Next year in February the a Abbey will open to the public to see the first phase renovations, visitor centre and study centre. A new car park will be... More 

1 Thank Graham Anthony R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We visited the site as part of the Battle of Northampton weekend. The grounds are well manicured and very popular with dog walkers and families (both quite responsible). The abbey itself is undergoing restoration and therefore there is little to see or do at the moment in relation to the buildings themselves. The grounds are extensive and there are some... More 

3 Thank ammartini
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This venue was saved from demolition by a group of local people and is currently being restored. The tea room here is brilliant and has lots of homemade food. Income from the tearoom goes to the restoration fund. There are also tours and many events here. The building and grounds have an important place in English history. It gets better... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a great open space to let the children run free, it is great for dog walkers. The walled garden with its country flowers are maintained beautifully.

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