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Delapre Abbey

London Road | Delapré Park,, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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Great Day Out - Historical Buildings and Lovely Grounds

The Abbey has just reopened (May 2018) after going extensive renovation with a lottery grant to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne D
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Oxford
Beautifully restored. Excellent Tour

The Abbey has been recently restored. The restoration has been sympathetically done and shows the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Catliz17
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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The beautiful Grade II* Listed Delapré 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 £7 million project has seen this once "Building At Risk" undergo substantial repair and restoration works over the last 3 years. The Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust worked with Northampton Borough Council to involve the community and volunteers in the restoration project with open days, education projects, and public events and activities. Now, the Abbey has opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 900 year history, with The Trust managing the building as a fantastic historic venue for local, national, and even international visitors. We can’t wait for you to explore the stories of Delapré Abbey’s past with us!
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  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“walled garden” (36 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (28 reviews)
“billiard room” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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London Road | Delapré Park,, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
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+44 1604 760817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey has just reopened (May 2018) after going extensive renovation with a lottery grant to save it from demolition, and they have done a great job with it. Compared to most historic buildings, the entry fee is very reasonable - £6.36 for an adult,...More

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey has been recently restored. The restoration has been sympathetically done and shows the history of the property in an interesting and imaginative way. The tour was wonderful. I can not recommend a visit highly enough. A credit to all those involved.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having experienced an afternoon during the reign of the original supplier (not bad but some issues with the (large) size of the portions), this was my first visit under the new management of Tom Hewer Catering, a local company. Portions were more delicate and more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delapre is in the process of going through a phase of refurbishment but this is nearly completed. The grounds are beautiful and the coffee shop has everything you want if you fancy taking a break. If it's been raining take suitable footwear as the grounds...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live within a quarter of a mile of the abbey and have been visiting the grounds for many years with my children. It's one of the nicer spaces in Northampton, and on a hot summer's day you'll see a lot of local people enjoying...More

1  Thank ulomennks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a large group of people an a pre-booked tour with refreshments. The tour was very interesting and the guide most informative, the Abbey is well seeing now that the restorations have been compleated. But after the tour we were shoved into a barn...More

Thank cactustraveller
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed our visit to Delapre Abbey.... it has a fascinating history... nunnery, records store, family home and now visitor attraction! All the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and clearly loved being there! We wished we had had more time to...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

To start with I had trouble finding somewhere to park, OK it was a lovely day so quite busy but the layout of the car park isn't helpful - got to the end without finding a space and had to do an awkward five point...More

1  Thank cebden
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Himself had booked us in for a tour of the newly completed important historical building, unfortunately he was unwell so had to rebook for today...and what a fantastic treat it was. There has been so much hard work done by so many to bring this...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I am so glad that we arrived in the morning in time for a guided visit. We were given a clear idea of the phases in the abbey's history, as well as some information about the recent renovation. All the facts were also available on...More

Thank Brian H
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