Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot

Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot

Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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  • Anne S
    Leeds, United Kingdom575 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual place to visit
    Arrived in Weedon on the canal and tried to find this place on Google Maps. However, this didn't work too well and we had to ask a local. Once we arrived we first entered the museum and met a volunteer called John who was a mine of information and explained lots of things about the place in its heyday. We then visited a couple of the antique shops and unusually for us bought a couple of items. We ended our visit with coffee and cake in the book shop/cafe.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,021 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual and Interesting Historic Place to Visit
    The Royal Ordnance Depot is a most interesting and unusual visitor attraction located at Bridge Street in Weedon Bec. It is free to visit with on site car parking and is open every day from 9am until 5pm. The original buildings are listed and situated either side of the internal canal running the length of the site, the buildings are now used as business premises. On site there is a museum with knowledgeable and friendly staff, there are cafes, antiques & gift shops, a pub bar plus a library. Just to confirm, there is no accommodation to stay on site. An unusual hidden gem, definitely go here, it's well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Anne P
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting site with lots to see.
    Had heard about this place and its history but never actually visited before. I found it really engaging and there is lots to see and walk around. Many interesting units to visit and you will need a few hours to look all around everything.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Sue Wiggins
    Rugby, United Kingdom404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    Visited with a friend. This is a very interesting place and free to visit. Once an extensive Ordnance Depot, former cavalry training barracks etc. There is a small visitor centre which gives a little of the past history through the ages since the depot was built in 1804. There are lots of buildings still standing, one houses a micro brewery, another a book shop/cafe, antique shops and a ladies boutique. The guide in the visitor centre is 3rd generation of a family who worked at the depot and gave us the benefit of his extensive knowledge. We enjoyed a coffee and a browse round the antiques and a walk by the canal (now detached from the main canal) but once used to ferry goods in and out. Watched the ducks and swans for a while too. There is a burger/snack van if wanted An interesting afternoon out.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
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Sue Wiggins
Rugby, UK404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Visited with a friend. This is a very interesting place and free to visit. Once an extensive Ordnance Depot, former cavalry training barracks etc. There is a small visitor centre which gives a little of the past history through the ages since the depot was built in 1804. There are lots of buildings still standing, one houses a micro brewery, another a book shop/cafe, antique shops and a ladies boutique. The guide in the visitor centre is 3rd generation of a family who worked at the depot and gave us the benefit of his extensive knowledge. We enjoyed a coffee and a browse round the antiques and a walk by the canal (now detached from the main canal) but once used to ferry goods in and out. Watched the ducks and swans for a while too. There is a burger/snack van if wanted An interesting afternoon out.
Written September 28, 2023
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Anne P
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Had heard about this place and its history but never actually visited before. I found it really engaging and there is lots to see and walk around. Many interesting units to visit and you will need a few hours to look all around everything.
Written August 13, 2023
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Royal Ordnance Depot is a most interesting and unusual visitor attraction located at Bridge Street in Weedon Bec. It is free to visit with on site car parking and is open every day from 9am until 5pm. The original buildings are listed and situated either side of the internal canal running the length of the site, the buildings are now used as business premises. On site there is a museum with knowledgeable and friendly staff, there are cafes, antiques & gift shops, a pub bar plus a library. Just to confirm, there is no accommodation to stay on site. An unusual hidden gem, definitely go here, it's well worth a visit.
Written July 19, 2023
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M B9ve
Insch, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We stayed here and were very disappointed. Price changed fm £200 to £300 per night long after b9oking so couldn't change to something closer to Silverstone. 11 pm curfew!! No luggage racks . No counter space for toiletries. Bathroom too da4k to see in mirror. Biscuits for 1 day only. No bin in living area. For the price...very little attention to detail. Can't see keypad to get in. I could go on and on. Very disappointed and wouldn't recommend to anyone!
Written July 11, 2023
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Anne S
Leeds, UK575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Arrived in Weedon on the canal and tried to find this place on Google Maps. However, this didn't work too well and we had to ask a local. Once we arrived we first entered the museum and met a volunteer called John who was a mine of information and explained lots of things about the place in its heyday. We then visited a couple of the antique shops and unusually for us bought a couple of items. We ended our visit with coffee and cake in the book shop/cafe.
Written June 22, 2023
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Situated at the old Wharf - Although there are only a few shops/cafe here at the moment I can see this really taking off in the Summer months. Currently a couple of antique shops to wander around and a decent cafe - Industry & Supply - providing coffee/tea/cakes and snacks such as sausage rolls. There are advertised events throughout the year with vintage themes.

Free parking.

Worth popping in for an hour if in the area.
Written April 23, 2023
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Musicman780
Northampton, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Allthough the site is work in progress it, the Depot, itself is still a super place to visit. It is steeped in military history.However theyears have mellowed the use of this area and an eclctic colletion of interest is on offer. I did visit the last weekend and stopped at building 14 and was suprised by the nostalgic products on offer . As it was a very cold day the hot food and great looking cake went down very well with the cup of tea I was handed. On the day the unit 14 was visited by an assortment of vitage , and more modern Motorcycles and Cars. and a lot of visiters were browsing the goods on offer ,so being a musician I played a few sons as I just happened to have my Guitar in the car. So to conclude a super place / place of interest to visit.I was informed of the many things to be incluced in the coming year.
Written February 1, 2023
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Paul
Long Buckby, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Two antique shops with a large variety of collectibles for sale, plus an excellent bookshop upstairs.
Written January 26, 2023
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Katie-T-Cat
Daventry, UK118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Business
Arrived here for a meeting, during the summer.
The Building opposite has a dog looking after service inside.
The Dogs constantly and incessantly barked throughout my 2 hour meeting with a tenant there. Can’t understand how it’s allowed to continue.
I had a wander around after my meeting, and whilst mildly interesting the obvious lack of maintenance and care for the buildings is obvious.
Such a shame, could be so much more with some decent investment.
Written July 22, 2022
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Jacquie_9
London84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Although the venue is still very much work in progress it’s a decent place to stop for a while. A short walk along the canal followed by browsing in the available shops. The antiques shop is interesting and a very good book shop. There is a pleasant cafe in the book store for tea and cakes. The brewery offers street food and beer.

In all quit interesting and worth a visit if in the area
Written June 28, 2021
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