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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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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We used to go Conkering in the driveway up to Kirby Hall loads of them come autumn and the trees are still there.There is a charge to go into this historic hall and I remember as kids going for ghost walks with others when there was no charge many moons ago.If you have an interest in history then you will... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

From a distance this looks like a lived in castle. On entering you discover it is actually a part ruin, part hgrand mansion. Extraordinary. Give it a visit, well worth it.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There seems to be a general rule that while National Trust preserve buildings and contents, English Heritage preserve the buildings. In the case of Kirby Hall the building may be a shell, with lots now missing, but there is still plenty to see with some striking (if empty) rooms, displays to explain some of the building techniques and a formal... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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