Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall, Corby: Hours, Address, Kirby Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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mazzap
Bedford, UK300 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed our visit to Kirby Hall in the Northamptonshire countryside! We were fortunate that our visit was a very quiet one as it was a Tuesday; we virtually had the place to ourselves.

The approach road you walk along from the car park is beautiful with mature trees and thousands of snowdrops lining the way (a good show being as it was the beginning of March).

There is plenty of really helpful and interesting information dotted around where needed and along with the audio guides that are included in the entry fee, you’ll come away feeling really immersed in the history of the house.

The lady on the pay desk was friendly, welcoming and helpful.

The impressive house itself was huge with plenty of areas to walk through and explore at your own pace. We dithered for ages taking photos and enjoying the grandeur of the building. I’d suggest around 2 to 2 and a half hours is plenty to get the best of your visit, perhaps a bit longer if you want to enjoy the gardens too, but as it was a wet day we just admired them from the large picture windows on the upper floor. Sadly we didn’t spot any peacocks but we could hear one in the distance!

Toilets are nicely tucked out of sight in a Portacabin but easy to find and less than a one minute walk from the house itself.

Definitely a very pleasant visit!
Written March 5, 2022
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c0rr2017
Leicester, UK11 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed our visit today. The audio guide was really good with lots of information and I would recommend using this if you can as it helps to visualise what parts of the hall would’ve looked like. The fact that some of the hall is only a shell doesn’t detract from the experience at all. There isn’t a cafe on site but you can get a take away coffee or tea and there are outside tables to sit at.
Written August 12, 2021
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LightAleCavalier
Lancashire719 contributions
As long term senior members of English Heritage we were delighted to find Kirby Hall open almost as usual. We were coming from Oakham but the usual route through Uppingham was blocked to due prolonged rail works. It was worth the significant detour involved however. It is located north east of Corby close to the A43 - the site is very well signposted.
Some of the building are still roofed and house some interesting exhibitions. The walls are generally intact throughout the property and all is well maintained. The grounds are extensive, well maintained and very impressive.
Ice creams, drinks and light snacks are on sale at the entrance kiosk.
The staff were friendly and helpful at all times.
Written June 13, 2021
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Al-Shumba
Bedfordshire, UK448 contributions
Couples
Architectualy an interesting building, but it was in essence a ruin. It has been preserved as best as possible, but it was cold drafty and mostly open to the elements. To charge £30 for two adults was on the pricy side, as there is no tea room or place to purchase a meal or hot drinks, so you will need to take your own The gardens were well kept and the grass mown.
Written October 23, 2021
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S2701RVdiana
Chelmsford, UK74 contributions
Lovely grounds, great for picnic. Very peaceful. Some ruined areas but also lots of rooms to walk through. Would recommend the audio guide as it gives lots of information and walks you through each area very clearly. Nice welcome
Written August 15, 2021
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Haddonfamily
Northamptonshire, UK62 contributions
A very interesting mixture of ruin and intact with enough displays and boards to understand the building, its inhabitants and the history. The evolution as the house changed over the centuries was well explained and you could see those changes in close up with the differing internal walls, coverings changing from tapestries to panelling to wall paper.
The gardens were nice for a little saunter and picnic benches were plentiful
Our teenager and ore pre-teenager enjoyed it more than I expected. Staff in ticket office/shop were very friendly
Audio tour well worth using
Written August 17, 2021
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Fiona L
London, UK27 contributions
Couples
A beautiful January Sunday, would advise to wrap up warm but can imagine it’s even more spectacular in the Summer. There was something sad about the story that the main aim was to get Elizabeth the 1st to visit, but they had to make do with King James instead. The symmetrical building work appears modern and organised, with Italian and European influences. I wish I could of seen it in it’s full glory but it’s easy to imagine when you take the tour and get the audio kit to guide you. I enjoyed our informative visit, would recommend. Take care of the resident peacocks!
Written January 12, 2020
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Bored B
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We went twice in one day: in the morning out of curiosity, and later with children, after school. Place is peaceful, staff very friendly, building up to expectation, peacocks truthfully wonderful. We had a stroll around the building and formal gardens, enjoyed picnic spots and get some conquers from alley- we will be back in a future, for tranquillity of that place, when you can just be. There is small shop with usual gifts and treats, and with coffee machine- I just heard from very confident child that hot chocolate is worth a try.
Written October 22, 2020
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Ian S
Kettering, UK758 contributions
Couples
Been awhile since we visited here and not much has changed…unsurprisingly! However, English Heritage have added some displays which explain much about the rise and fall of this property. We thought this made it a better experience.
The property has a nice shop but no cafe…however you can picnic in the grounds.
Written August 23, 2021
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sandra523
London, UK755 contributions
Friends
Kirby hall is worth visiting even in the rain. Have to because of Covid book in advance and just to let those that have disabled badges do you need a concession ticket. They do not have an option for disabled. The area is pretty flat, the stairs within the property I found wide enough safe. Take an audio guide as really gives you an in depth into properties history. Have fun
Written July 6, 2021
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