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Kirby Hall

Deene, Corby NN17 3EN, England
01536 203230
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Corby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Herts
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257 reviews 257 reviews
160 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

English Heritage have done a fine job in preserving this building and estate. There is a map which takes you around the estate, but it is good to have an audio guide which gives you much information about what you are actually seeing. Most of the house is without its roof, but it is still a very impressive building and... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a complete eye opener. If you are expecting the usual stately home tour with all the trimmings this is not for you. This is a stately home stripped back to its bare fabric. You can see the methods of construction the tricks employed behind the grand facade, brilliant. Touch history. The story to the house is interesting also... More

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Dapto, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was taken to Kirby Hall when I visited England in 2007, by some people who were called 'Tudor Tours' (and boy, didn't they give me a good time!). I just adored the place. Having my own personal guide tell me the story of Christopher Hatton, a favourite of Elizabeth, building the enormous house in the fond hope that she... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is amazing: a stunning, mostly empty shell of a building, with magnificent architecture. It must have been extremely grand when it was at its heyday in the 17th century

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Another empty shell but the excellent audio made all the difference to really understanding this architectural masterpiece. Unimpressive approach along pot holed road. Grounds not very interesting.

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London
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Kirby Hall should be visited on a dry (and preferably sunny) day, because much of the hall is roofless and the gardens deserve exploring. Make sure you use the superb new audioguide, included in the admission price. With the help of commentaries from experts in country houses, garden history and conservation, the audio tour guides you through the house and... More

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Norfolk
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38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visited Kirby Hall on a rather wet day. At first we thought we had made a poor choice of destination for a rainy day due to it being partly ruined and exposed to the elements, however we soon warmed to the charms of Kirby Hall. We received a very friendly welcome both from the staff and from the peacocks, one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours wandering round this former stately home would reccommend having the portable audio guide as this really brings the experience to life the house has some beautiful architecture and gardens

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This a must visit a beautiful ruins and amazing gardens, Opportunities for picnics and ample photo opportunities. Peacocks romaing freely and enjoyed my lunch with one of them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Lovely hour or so spent wandering. Great approach walking in through wood lined drive. First impressions are of a visually attractive building and grounds.The building had plenty of rooms to wander around with placards providing information. The gardens were well maintained. Benches throughout to soak up the ambience and as it was a gorgeous day soak up some sun! Peacocks... More

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