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Kirby Hall

Deene, Corby NN17 3EN, England
01536 203230
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Corby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A chance visit on an overcast Saturday in November introduced us to this interesting building dating back to the time of Elizabeth. The free audio guide helps you imagine what it must have been like through the ages and gives snippets of information. We now know why Drakes ship was called the Golden Hind. It is not commercialised and only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a fascinating place. The atmosphere is wonderful we had it to ourselves for an hour, didn't want to leave. Shame about the loos though.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a hidden gem right on my doorstep ! we thoroughly enjoyed this place and will visit again soon. The architecture was amazing and it has links to The Stafford family and Staffordshire btw its not a pretzel its actually The Staffordshire Knot lol The hand held the tour guide was brilliant, so much information. Earphones would be a great... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were staying in Maidwell looking for something to do for a few hours before visiting relatives in Northampton. Discovered Kirkby Hall on the English Heritage website. What luck, despite being a partial ruin it really was a fascinating place. The audio guide was very good and added atmosphere and information to the trip. The place must have been stunning... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We live in the area and have visited here twice before, but the last time would have been pre-2000! Wow - what a difference! We were welcomed by friendly English Heritage staff and given the complimentary audio tour devices. I found these very easy to use, with exceptional clarity and the right amount of excellent info on them. This hall... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Partly in decay but very interesting architecture for a Tudor house. No cluttered with furniture for all seasons but still gives some idea as to how people lived. No roof on the front part!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

So many "old" buildings have been altered and improved over the centuries, but Kirby Hall stopped growing (inside and out) some five hundred years ago. It's a great place to explore, with the complimentary audio tour as a guide. Because the visitors are few and far between, compared to most places, you don't feel hassled - everything is so peaceful.... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I probably wouldn't make a trip here from a long way away just to see this, in all fairness, but you could potentially combine it with a trip to Lyddington Bede House, which is just over six miles away and is also run by English Heritage, and/or Apethorpe Hall which is less than ten miles away from Kirby Hall and... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kirby Hall is an amazing piece of history. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The grounds are very relaxing and peaceful. The audio tour is very good. There isn't a cafe there but this is a perfect place for a picnic.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love Kirby Hall. It is quiet (no screaming mad running around kids) and you can just enjoy the day out and relax in the grounds. For me as a photographer it is a great subject to every time of the year. The ladies in the entry area are very friendly and always up for a chat. We don't mind... More

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