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Delapre Abbey

London Road, Northampton, England
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Ranked #11 of 35 attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Again another favourite for me I love the history of the Abbey,and always find I bit more about the place,nice walks in surrounds and yet so close to the town,a pleasant tea shop as well..

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Crowbororough
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited taking dogs for walk and found a lovely tea room with outside seating run by volunteers at very reasonable prices. A re-enactment event of one of the wars of the roses was taking place on the day we visited - a small scale event but interesting none the less.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited with my husband, my daughter, my Mum, and my brother, who was on a visit from America. We had tea and cake at the tearoom on our arrival. The weather was glorious so we sat in the walled garden. The staff were friendly and helpful, the cakes homemade and utterly delicious! We wandered around the grounds, through the trees... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I am very fortunate to have the best tea rooms and walled garden at the end of my street. The cream tea's are a true delight, the staff are amazing and I would highly recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

From the name you might expect a ruined medieval abbey and if you did you'd be disappointed, but if you don't have that pre-conception then you can have a nice visit. The buildings are a much later stately home that was used for years as council offices and is largely unrestored. If you can visit on one of the rare... More

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midlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps I'm being harsh; as this is my first visit...but first impressions do count. I've taken to exploring what Northampton has to offer as it is now on the telegraph's list of favourable places to live;-). Delapre has been suggested as a must visit so here goes my personal observations:- First of all, to get there through the town centre... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had been looking for a place to stop off on our way north and after much research picked Delapre Abbey, which appeared to come highly recommended on tripadvisor. We will add our vote to this! A short drive off junction 15 of the M1, pretty gardens, lots of history and lovely tea room, in our case taken in the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fabulous food to try and buy. Lovely crafts especially the crocheted hat stall. Cakes galore...need I say more. Even the chance to look at the Sun...through a special telescope, that was fab! Next event is this June...go check it out, it really was fab.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This park could be so good, but is a little spoiled by the seeming to be a bit run down. Northampton could do with a few more attractions and this could so easily be one of them with its great history and setting.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The grounds and garden are lovely to walk around when the weather is good and the coffee shop/restaurant is convenient and staffed by nice people. I have seen comments that it is overpriced but this was certainly not my experience.

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