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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton, England
01604 603407
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: This early 19th-century house is the only Charles Rennie Mackintosh to be found outside of Scotland.
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour around with tour guide - Philip Nash. And was excited to know all about the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Design and Basett Lock the owner. A must see in Northampton.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you like interior decor you will love this place. A unique experience to gain insights into Art Deco living.The visit can be just an hour but if you wish to indulge the restaurant is fantastic..

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Anyone interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh should visit this delightful little museum and, if you are unfamiliar with his work, then come here and be prepared to be surprised. We had an interesting guided tour which lasted just over an hour which I'd highly recommend. With CRM being so ahead of his time and I'm amazed he had any commissions.... More

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Farnborough, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having lived in Glasgow for many years and visiting lots of Rennie Mackintosh buildings there it was a surprise to find this as the only house he had designed in England. It has been restored to its original glory under the tutelage of Eric Knowles and is a real delight to visit. The visit is supplemented by a free guide... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Been wanting to go and see 78 Derngate for ages, especially as it was used by my old school for lessons, and I have happy memories of racing around the building before our teachers turned up! We had no idea it was such an iconic building, and to be honest, in 1973, it was falling to pieces and in a... More

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Northampton UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Afternoon tea must be booked in advance. But is more than worth any effort involved in booking or finding parking. One of the best afternoon teas I have ever had! Don't think about it, just book it.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This venue is a great attraction in Northampton & is worth a visit. A unique find in England, as you would normally have to venture to Scotland to see this type of house.

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Nuneaton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My daughter and granddaughter treated my husband and I to afternoon tea at 78 Derngate. I had been around the house years ago and had been impressed but didn't know about the tea room. We were served with an array of dainty sandwiches and tiny savouries first of all along side our favourite tea in individual pots. Then an amazing... More

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Surrey England
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23 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This little house is situated near the centre of Northampton and it is the only Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed house outside of Scotland. We did the guided tour, which is included in the entry fee. I would highly recommend the tour as it provides so much information about the house and about Mackintosh and Bassett-Lowke which you would otherwise miss.... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Whilst I may be a Mackintosh fan I think this place and the restaurant would appeal to anyone with a sense of style. i went there for lunch and enjoyed this on the decking at the back. Service excellent. Could work well for a family outing some time.

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