Kirby Hall
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • kfortnum
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice couple of hours out
    Went for a flying visit but will definitely be going back to spend a couple of hours exploring the history fully. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is an audio guide available to get into the history but sadly we didn't have time on this occasion. The garden wasn't anything special but the child accompanying us had a great time copying the statue models among the garden. We even got a chance to see two peacocks on the building roof!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • pboropixie
    Peterborough, United Kingdom474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting place to visit
    Kirby Hall is an interesting place to visit. What remains of the house is very impressive; it must have been magnificent when it was first built. The rooms that can be visited are stripped bare, but contain some interesting historical information. In the grounds you'll meet the some very friendly peacocks.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 September 2023
  • MiniMammoth
    Coventry, United Kingdom97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should have brought a picnic
    Should have brought a picnic! What lovely grounds! The peacocks were a hit with the young ones, as were the various interactive points in the house. Lie on the bed, head in a hole with a face, sit on a chair... all simple and effective. No disappointed kids with fancy interactive things not working. Simple and fun. The staff were lovely! They were so friendly and chatty. They even explained the kids button collecting which despite being members for a long time, we knew nothing about.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Karla
    West Midlands, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant afternoon out
    Excellent ! Me and my partner came here for the afternoon and it was fascinating. Beautiful and a real historical eye opener. It’s great how it’s being maintained to be kept in the historic state it was. Really lovely and i Thankyou for all your hard work x
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Julie S
    York, United Kingdom88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful weekend at Kirby Hall
    I was very lucky to have a wonderful weekend at Peacock Cottage in the grounds of Kirby Hall. What a lovely place to stay with such great proximity to the amazing ruins of the Hall. We felt honoured, as we felt like custodians when we were on our own and to be able to wander round when it was closed felt very special. We also did the audio tour which was really interesting, as well as the beautiful architecture there is a lot of history to learn about. A very wonderful experience made better still by beautiful weather
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • Lisa W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom456 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bring a picnic!
    What a lovely place! Gorgeous grounds/gardens and a truly intriguing house which is partly ruins and then has a section you can enter and wander around the rooms. Our 11 year old loved the interactive stuff; the bed, etc. great fun! The stars of the day are the many peacocks wandering around. There are plenty of outdoor tables so worth bringing a picnic. The shop does have drinks, ice creams & sweets etc but no real lunch items. Plenty of parking, well maintained. Our new favourite EH property to visit! Recommended.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 May 2024
  • Davidhomemead
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic ruin
    Very interesting building but please note, it is like a well kept ruin, with probably 60% of it uncovered. Please don’t let this put you off. Very interesting history and you can imagine how it looked in its prime
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2024
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Hornedbear
Worcester, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Lovely house and really quiet, its a long way from any roads etc. Most noise came from the many peacocks!

The audio tour is very good, helps bring the both the ruins and the remaining rooms to life. Recommended.

Lots of spots to sit and picnic if you want, but bring your own stuff as the shop is a little limited. Great staff though who are knowledgable and chatty.

Two sets of loos, but the 'official' block is a little hidden and small, so I can see why there are portaloos.

Good day out.
Written 24 May 2024
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Davidhomemead
Chelmsford, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very interesting building but please note, it is like a well kept ruin, with probably 60% of it uncovered. Please don’t let this put you off. Very interesting history and you can imagine how it looked in its prime
Written 16 May 2024
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Lisa W
Nottingham, UK456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
What a lovely place! Gorgeous grounds/gardens and a truly intriguing house which is partly ruins and then has a section you can enter and wander around the rooms. Our 11 year old loved the interactive stuff; the bed, etc. great fun! The stars of the day are the many peacocks wandering around. There are plenty of outdoor tables so worth bringing a picnic. The shop does have drinks, ice creams & sweets etc but no real lunch items. Plenty of parking, well maintained. Our new favourite EH property to visit! Recommended.
Written 15 May 2024
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Harvey2334
Nottingham, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely place to visit and the hall was very impressive. The gardens were nice and peaceful and the staff very friendly. Highly recommend!
Written 22 March 2024
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Julie S
York, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I was very lucky to have a wonderful weekend at Peacock Cottage in the grounds of Kirby Hall.
What a lovely place to stay with such great proximity to the amazing ruins of the Hall. We felt honoured, as we felt like custodians when we were on our own and to be able to wander round when it was closed felt very special.
We also did the audio tour which was really interesting, as well as the beautiful architecture there is a lot of history to learn about. A very wonderful experience made better still by beautiful weather
Written 20 October 2023
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Karla
West Midlands, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent ! Me and my partner came here for the afternoon and it was fascinating. Beautiful and a real historical eye opener. It’s great how it’s being maintained to be kept in the historic state it was.
Really lovely and i Thankyou for all your hard work x
Written 14 October 2023
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MiniMammoth
Coventry, UK97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Should have brought a picnic! What lovely grounds!

The peacocks were a hit with the young ones, as were the various interactive points in the house. Lie on the bed, head in a hole with a face, sit on a chair... all simple and effective. No disappointed kids with fancy interactive things not working. Simple and fun.

The staff were lovely! They were so friendly and chatty. They even explained the kids button collecting which despite being members for a long time, we knew nothing about.

Written 25 September 2023
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pboropixie
Peterborough, UK474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Kirby Hall is an interesting place to visit. What remains of the house is very impressive; it must have been magnificent when it was first built. The rooms that can be visited are stripped bare, but contain some interesting historical information. In the grounds you'll meet the some very friendly peacocks.
Written 9 September 2023
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Gillian K
Norwich, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
English Heritage have done a fabulous job of the restoration , maintaining a balance between leaving the house as an atmospheric ruin yet at the same time providing sufficient information boards and “props” to allow you to imagine how the house was once lived in.
Just one issue… a discrete toilet facility rather than a portaloo would be appreciated!
Written 25 July 2023
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kfortnum
Market Harborough, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Went for a flying visit but will definitely be going back to spend a couple of hours exploring the history fully. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is an audio guide available to get into the history but sadly we didn't have time on this occasion. The garden wasn't anything special but the child accompanying us had a great time copying the statue models among the garden. We even got a chance to see two peacocks on the building roof!
Written 20 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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