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Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh NN6 9LY, England
01604 686543
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Kelmarsh
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The hall is lovely and well kept, but you only get at tour of the downstairs as the upstairs is roped off. Having said that the tour lasted an hour and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens are well manicured and full of dahlias of all colours-stunning. There is a small but nice gift shop and a... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Although I had checked on the website prior to visiting, we were not aware that there was a festival taking place in the grounds of the hall and gardens: this meant that a portion of the gardens was not accessible. It would have been a good idea to mention this on the events section of the website - I'm sure... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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68 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First impressions in the entrance hall were not great - in need if some tender loving care - rest if house was OK but it rapidly between clear that this place is events orientated rather than particularly interesting for visitors. I guess they have to balance the books. One very sparse room even had recessed spotlights in the ceiling -... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My 6 1/2 year old son and myself went along for a first time visit to nearby Kelmarsh Hall for a day of storytelling in the garden and what a day it was!! Storyteller Tom had both children and adults alike completely enthralled with his wondrous and magical tales in the lovely surroundings of the walled garden. My son likened... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had another afternoon last week in gardens, all this moaning about the garden/house I really don't think is fair. Lovely views across lake. Hard working staff, who always are helpful and happy. Very nice tea room and shop. Simply menu, I went with the quiche this time for a change, I good choice, no room for cake, all looked very... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

absolutly loved this place. spent the whole afternoon here and thats rare for me. Went as a large group, and the gardens and house are lovely. Has a lake you can walk round too. Great teas rooms that are cheap and very nice cakes too. A small shop to buy presents for, so good for a little treat. they also... More

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Reigate
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45 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Called in for a light lunch and for a walk and some fresh air in the gardens. Lunch was ok with freshly prepared well garnished sandwiches and bottles of local ale. The gardens were disappointing and lacked the colour of other gardens visited this month. Many of the areas needed care and attention presumably due to lack of resources. Disappointing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited with my parents-in-law, who are visting from Colombia, on a beautiful sunny Sunday afteroon, but only the gardens were open. Apparently the house only opens on Thursdays. Err, actually I am at work from Monday to Friday like most of the population. What is wrong with the Kelmarsh Trust, don't they want visitors? The garden is partly/largely maintained... More

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cambridge
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Kelmarsh Hall second Thursday of July on a lovely day, the house tour was very enjoyable and was about one hour and a quarter which meant we did not feel rushed and were able to take in the history of the place and appreciate the furnishings. We had a very nice light lunch, other half had a ploughman's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch with my husband, he had jacket potato with bacon and sausage, he said the sausages were to die for, obviously from a locally sourced butcher, which proved to be correct after talking to the waitress. I had home made fish cakes, new potatoes and salad, could not fault anything, everything perfect. The staff in the tea room... More

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