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  • Heather_8585
    Northampton, UK170 contributions
    Beautiful! Loved it, highly recommend!
    It's really interesting to see an estate that's actually currently being used! It was so interesting.
    Written 8 February 2022
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  • bestcornishcat
    United Kingdom22,837 contributions
    Our second visit and just as good as the first, starting with the warm welcome as we arrived. A gem of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work made all the better because visitor numbers are limited.

    A guide offered to take us round but we were happy to wander around by ourselves. Despite its small size we spent almost an hour admiring the house before adjourning big for tea.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • shane😁😁
    Northamptonshire, UK12,311 contributions
    We visited earlier today and parked in the free car park directly opposite the property.
    There arecsome steep steps to negotiate however there is another elderly/ disabled friendly car park nearby which is well signposted.
    Our visited was only an hour or so but a thoroughly enjoyable one.
    The grounds are beautifully presented and there was a little bit of everything including a water park and a large wooded area.
    We liked the pink flamingoes and of course the ducks also.
    There is a little shop and a decent cafe as you enter/ exit but for £9 per adult( there are concessions) this place is superb and well worth the money paid.
    Visited 26th May 2022.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • VikiNL
    Cambridge, UK28 contributions
    Had a great night out watching Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, all the staff were really helpful with special thanks to Emilia for a great customer service.
    We will definitely be returning to watch more great bands and shows , thank you, great night
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • sharon o
    1 contribution
    Daughter had an absolutely brilliant climbing party for her 11th birthday. Oscar and the other staff were superb. Definitely recommend.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Paul R
    Wellingborough, UK677 contributions
    I really wanted to give Delapre Abbey 5 stars because it is lovely and so well and thoughtfully run. But it would be misleading to give a relatively modest house the same score as Blenheim Palace or Waddesdon Manor. What I will say is that, in terms of the way the place is presented and run, 5 stars are deserved.

    The history of Delapre Abbey is long, dramatic and diverse. It takes in war, scandal, religion, aristocracy, romance, art, public utility and more.
    The exterior is striking and, in parts, very pretty, whilst the interior varies as much as the history it has hosted. There are some truly gorgeous rooms and artworks.

    I saw the house itself in two ways. I had a look around myself and I also joined one of the several tours that are conducted daily.
    Wandering by yourself is worthwhile, so that you can dwell on details of particular interest and take photos but the tour was far and away the highlight of the visit.
    Our tour guide, Briggite, was superb - highly knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic. She made it one of the best historic tours I've taken - and I've taken a few!
    Other official guides, posted around the building, were friendly and very keen to chat to visitors about the rooms, furniture, artworks or history.
    The guides are keen to point out that, unusually, guests are allowed to touch and examine anything within the building, to sit on chairs, flick through books etc.

    The Abbey has a small gift shop with quality gift items, relating to the house and associated history.

    There is a good cafe in the complex, serving decent coffee and some very tasty snacks like sausage rolls, warm baguettes and cakes. On a sunny day, such as I enjoyed here, it is possible to sit out in the adjacent stable courtyard, overlooked by a pretty bell-tower and some huge, venerable trees.

    The wider outdoor space is formed by a green and spacious parkland, dotted with trees, where families play and picnic and dogs are exercised.
    A stroll around the perimeter would make a pleasant and substantial walk.
    A good way up the hill, adjacent to the park, Northampton's semi-ruined Eleanor Cross which has a wonderful historical story behind it that ties in with that of the Abbey. It's well worth having a look at this too, whilst you're in the area.

    A thoroughly rewarding visit for just £8 (adult entry fee).
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Andrea1972xx
    Romsey, UK29 contributions
    My partner and I visited end of March 2022, we had a lovely sunny day to enjoy the views.
    We liked the fact there's plenty of benches around the circuit to stop off for a breather and enjoy the views. I liked that as you walk round the scenery changes and you find yourself in more woodland areas , or looking at fishing boats and different birds.
    We stopped off half way for a drink and toilet stop in a cafe.
    I'd say the only downsides were we noticed a fair few dog poo bags just being left on the ground / next to benches due to lazy dog owners.
    And watch out for some cyclists who unfortunately approach you from behind with no warnings, one very nearly ploughed into my partner, and lots gave no warning of their approach.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Mya C
    Northampton, UK2 contributions
    This place has everything you need a want for all age groups! Take a walk down Abington park on a sunny day and you’ll be so happy! The bird sanctuary is good you’ve got the lakes and most importantly the beautiful museum full of fascinating history all about Northampton so if your looking for a good day out this is the place to be
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Peter K
    1 contribution
    Clean, bright and not overcrowded
    Animals bit sparse for adults but kids seemed happy enough
    A simple info sheet might be useful
    Play barn loved by kids.

    My concern was that there appeared to be no staff keeping an eye out either outside or in the play barn. Surely an essential requirement
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Penny S
    New York City, NY7 contributions
    Lovely place to go for lunch 👏🏻

    My friend and I were looking for a nice place to stop for lunch, and we weren’t disappointed. Staff were lovely and the food scrummy. Thanks so much
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • PFCNick
    Milton Keynes, UK20 contributions
    A brew pub situated in the centre of Northampton with an extensive choice of cask ale brewed and gin distilled on the premises, with the option of a 2 course Sunday lunch, was our destination for a small family gathering.
    With windows overlooking the brewing process, it made a traditional setting for the value for money Sunday lunch of roast beef with a fair sized Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and veg, (there is a choice of chicken too).
    Followed up with Raspberry Roulade to make a 2 course deal.
    Food was very nice, making excellent value for money, washed down with some Phipps Double Crown ale.
    Excellent table service for the food, helpful and attentive staff by bringing drinks to the table so we could start on the food.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • K D
    Northampton, UK52 contributions
    Nice to see a CHEF actually cooking instead of "heating" ..........why add so many characters when brief description will do!!.
    Written 19 October 2019
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  • Gaby S
    Oxfordshire, UK662 contributions
    This charming 18th-century stately home nestles close to Northampton.
    There are guided tours only which takes for about 45 minutes to see the rooms. Loads of paintings of famous horses as the family’s interest have been spanning in horse racing, haunting for centuries.
    My favourite room is the library.
    Unfortunately, no photograph policy inside( that’s why only four stars) but there’s a good quality guide book for £5 with detailed family history and good photos of the rooms.
    The old laundry been converted in to a pleasant tearoom though limited choice, tea, cakes only.
    For HHA members entry is free (£10pp)but check website because there are only certain day/s open for a couple of months.
    The garden is beautiful well kept it’s nice to stroll there in a lovely afternoon.
    Worth a visit.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK3,502 contributions
    The house wasn’t open when we got there but the gardens are well worth a look round. There is some fine topiary and well laid out flower beds. Good views of the surrounding countryside
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Owen Smith
    2 contributions
    I’ve been coming to whilton mill for a little while now for karting and wether it’s in the corporate karts or my own I always walk away with a smile on my face it is a brilliantly run track with lots of friendly staff aswell as an amazing restraunt with great food, design and reasonably priced. although I only go for karting I’m sure their other activities are also very well run and bundles of fun.
    Written 23 May 2022
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