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Delapre Abbey

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Address: London Road, Northampton, England
Phone Number: 01604760817
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful walks but currently no cafe

As other reviews have already detailed, this is an oasis of calm within Northampton and you can walk quite a long way around the grounds, then the lake with the water-ski club and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tina1234dalmatian
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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Wollongong, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the gardens still look lovely the Abbey is undergoing extensive renovations so is closed to the public at the moment. We did look for the tea room but it was no longer in operation. I believe a conservatory will be built (hopefully in character with the Abbey) which will house a tea room but this is not expected until... More 

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Thank ozmaid2015
Towcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As other reviews have already detailed, this is an oasis of calm within Northampton and you can walk quite a long way around the grounds, then the lake with the water-ski club and under the A45 to the white-water rafting centre and along the Nene. I was disappointed that the cafe was closed whilst the abbey is being refurbished but... More 

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Thank Tina1234dalmatian
Northampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

After many years of neglect, the Abbey is soon to complete it's first stage of recovery. November is planned for the opening of the tea rooms in the new magnificent orangery. Next year in February the a Abbey will open to the public to see the first phase renovations, visitor centre and study centre. A new car park will be... More 

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Thank Graham Anthony R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We visited the site as part of the Battle of Northampton weekend. The grounds are well manicured and very popular with dog walkers and families (both quite responsible). The abbey itself is undergoing restoration and therefore there is little to see or do at the moment in relation to the buildings themselves. The grounds are extensive and there are some... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This venue was saved from demolition by a group of local people and is currently being restored. The tea room here is brilliant and has lots of homemade food. Income from the tearoom goes to the restoration fund. There are also tours and many events here. The building and grounds have an important place in English history. It gets better... More 

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Thank SCRAELING
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a great open space to let the children run free, it is great for dog walkers. The walled garden with its country flowers are maintained beautifully.

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Thank Chick-o-chick
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Waitress service can be a little slow at busy times but the cheese scones was heavenly! Worth the wait and we will certainly go again!

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Thank 734pat
Northampton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. It's great for a walk and great to go for the cafe too. Also they hold beer festivals which I have been ofew years on a trot. Great to come to treat your parents too.

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Thank holsey87
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A nice place to take a walk around very close to the town centre - you can download circular walks from the Northants Council website. Make sure you find your way inside the walled garden as the flower displays are lovely There is free parking and public toilets (although they were locked when we went, maybe due to the construction)

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Thank MissyEvans
Roade
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Delapre Abbey offers gardens and parklands to walk round, and also a lake if you venture a little further. Tearooms are lovely and offer choices of cakes and light snacks along with drinks.

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