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  • Dragos P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had the best time here.
    Lovely setting, very clean.
    Staff very friendly and knowledgeable, but sorry ladies the birds stole the show, such a great experience and it didn't rain, would definitely recommend and return, loved it. Thank you
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Richard P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an unexpected gem of a place in Northampton. We booked our entrance online and did not realise that we would have a guided tour. Our tour guide was very helpful in pointing out the history, backgound and interesting points within the house. After the tour we were able to spend some time retracing our steps in the house and spend time in the well stocked shop as well as looking at the various art on display
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Sian T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My 9yr old daughter had a taster session yesterday with 2 of her friends, expertly guided by Harrison, and they had a fantastic time. It is a proper climbing centre geared towards adults and families, rather than so many of the places that are set up for children, but the instructors are great, patient and enthusiastic. This is our 4th trip there and we will definitely be going back again. plenty of parking right outside and they do a nice cup of coffee!
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • DavoRutland
    Morcott, UK124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I just wanted to give a shout out to the cafe here. We visited on Saturday and it was bombed out but the service, although obviously under pressure, remained very good and in particular the staff were consistently bright positive and efficient. Hats off to them.
    PS - the gardens are beautiful
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • machinmad
    Yaxley, UK2,508 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A plain, square looking country house from the outside, this shape facilitates a light and airy inside which shows off the family's art collection to good effect. The house is stuffed with antiquities and there are lots of guides on-hand to tell you all about it and relay interesting stories about famous people who stayed there over the years.

    The grounds do not have many flower boarders, rather you can marvel at the magnificent mature trees that abound. And of course the jewel in the crown is the lake where Dianna rests.

    Worth a visit if you're in the area.
    Written 6 September 2023
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  • jilll692
    London209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic show at the Royal and Derngate Theatre. Giovanni is absolutely amazing. What a show! Excellent views from the seats (stalls). Lots of eating/ drinking options around the theatre. The theatre is a 10 minute walk from the station. I had to get the bus to Northampton as there was a train strike when I attended but easy to navigate around the town. I had a very enjoyable time and I've already booked up for another visit.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Sophie R
    Wellingborough, UK3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A smaller national trust site than the others we've been too. We're members but if we weren't then we wouldn't have felt the £32 charge for a family was very fair with how small the house and grounds were. Most staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. Lovely gardens. Great history. The only downside was my kids had been given two activity sheets to do, we had completed these before coming in the house part of the visit but they were still holding them. While inside looking at the different rooms, one elderly lady who turned out to be a national trust volunteer for the place was sat on one of the sofas with a blanket on and told us ' you won't find any of your activity sheet in here , you'll need to be outside for that' the tone insinuated we shouldn't have been in the house with the kids. Made us feel quite unwelcome.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Emma B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my daughter to see Taylormania last night! What a fantastic experience from start to finish in a beautiful venue. It was so lovely to see all the families having such a great time singing all the songs!
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Richard P
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As we were in the area on holiday we decided to visit the Vivienne Westwood exhibition after seeing it on the local news. The whole of the museum is in a series of old building which have been cleverly designed to provide a great visitor experience. We enjoyed the seeing the shoe collection which was quite extensive.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Alexander W
    Northampton, UK302 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything you need is here, lots of grass, beautiful landscapes, a small manmade lake, a playground, café, museum, and bird sanctuary. Definitely somewhere to visit on a beautiful day with your family.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • Miss64
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful find! Such a contrast to loud and crowded town centre pubs - plenty of room, reasonably priced beers and lovely period details.
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • Mogg
    Coventry, UK11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cafe/restaurant - nice food, good service excellent value for money - but the abbey itself was closed and a park run made the grounds impassible. Planning on going back!
    Written 14 January 2024
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