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Kirby Hall

Deene, Corby NN17 3EN, England
01536 203230
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Corby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although this place is mostly in ruins you really get a sense of the history. Highly recommend the audio tour. Loved the peacocks!!

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Herts
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294 reviews 294 reviews
191 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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