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Kirby Hall

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Address: Deene, Corby NN17 3EN, England
Phone Number: 01536 203230
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500 years of history

Part ruin, part restoration in progress, Kirby Hall is well worth a visit. Take the audio tour so you know what you are looking at. See how much a nobleman was prepared to spend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dawn M
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on my lunch break as I work nearby. There is a nice car park and the area is well kept. The house is essentially empty apart from a few displays but is interesting to wander round. I don't think children would be that impressed though. The gardens outside are ok, nice to sit and have a picnic. I reckon... More 

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Thank Trentonpfarkelburf
New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part ruin, part restoration in progress, Kirby Hall is well worth a visit. Take the audio tour so you know what you are looking at. See how much a nobleman was prepared to spend to try and get Queen Elizabeth to visit!

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Thank Dawn M
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we first arrived, I was actually expecting less ruin, and more house. However after grabbing an audio guide, the next hour or so sent us on a mystery tour that was thoroughly fascinating. The less you can see, the more you can imagine.

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Thank mattchubb82
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an impressive property and the fact that it is in ruin for the most part and the contrast with the rest of the restored parts of the building - is actually a bonus, as you can really feel the decline of the place - which is of course part of its history. You also get a great insight... More 

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Thank Jigna P
Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I spent a nice afternoon visiting Kirby Hall. The audio tour bought the hall back to life and was very interesting and informative. Although much of the hall is derelict there are restoration works ongoing which is returning parts of the hall back to as close as possible to it's original layout. The garden is pleasant and... More 

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Thank paulharrison58
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were a group of 35 folk with varied interests but we found Kirby Hall to be unique as a 'restored ruin' on a large scale with gardens re- established as they were in the 16th century. Audio guides were superb and brought the whole experience to life with intelligent background of the restoration process undergone by English Heritage. Takes... More 

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Thank Garry G
Mundesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of architectural design and stone masonry craftsmanship this, once magnificent hall, was for me excellent. It is so huge that most modern homes would fit inside the grand staircase alone... a sobering thought. As the building is more or less a shell, with parts open to the sky you can see how the building was constructed and... More 

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Geddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let your imagination run wild and try to imagine what the partially ruined hall must have been like in it's hey day. Interesting gardens. Nice peacocks!

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Thank Vikki W
Kettering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a remarkable place! Many years ago used to come here for Opera performances (English Heritage: Opera Amidst Historic Ruins. One could wax lyrical about the architecture, the stone work, the re-constructed Elizabethan gardens, the quintessential mid-English countryside. Of interest is a wide internal staircase that, given the structural impracticality of using stone, was constructed from local oak and coated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Kirby Hall I would recommend you use one of the free audio guides, everything about the site is explained in an interesting way that makes you want to listen. Parts of the Hall are in ruins, but many rooms are intact and the guide gives you a good insight into life in the Hall and the restoration... More 

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