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Kirby Hall

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Bored B wrote a review Oct 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Adam M wrote a review Sep 2020
123 contributions44 helpful votes
although a ruin still worth a visit for the architecture an dot consider how wealthy the original owner must have been
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Date of experience: September 2020
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AlexTheJock wrote a review Sep 2020
Wigston, United Kingdom490 contributions171 helpful votes
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Myself and my wife were looking for somewhere to go on sunny and warm weekday morning, which was not too far to drive from our home. We are both members of the National Trust for Scotland, so obviously looked on the National Trust’s website for inspiration, but were disappointed to find that you could not book to go anywhere on the same day. We found Kirby Hall on the English Heritage website, and were pleased to find that we could buy tickets online for that afternoon. We paid £18 total for the tickets, and departed on the forty-five-minute drive to the Hall. We were looking forward to our visit, as this was to be the first English Heritage site that we had ever visited. Parking was easy as there weren’t many people visiting the Hall that day. It is a short walk to the ticket office/shop, and we didn’t even have to show the tickets as the woman in the office already had our details on her system, which we were quite impressed with. The shop is small, but sells the usual books, gifts, snacks and drinks, but there is no café onsite, which was a bit of a disappointment. We strolled around the Hall, which consists of just the downstairs rooms, which are unfurnished, but with lots of information about the use of the room and the decoration. We had finished walking around the building within around twenty-five minutes, which included reading all of the information in each room. We then strolled around the garden, but again there isn’t much to see or do there either. It took us forty-five minutes to complete the walk around all of the areas and stroll back to the car. Both of us had a chat about the experience in the car, and both agreed that this visit was overpriced for what you can see and do. We have visited many such sites in the past and this certainly is not somewhere that we would come back to in the future or tell anyone else to visit – there simply is not enough to keep you occupied for long, and we could have saved ourselves some money by walking around someplace like Abbey Park in Leicester, which would have cost us nothing, is extremely beautiful and takes a lot longer to stroll around.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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sarpor wrote a review Jul 2020
140 contributions40 helpful votes
Came for a wander round the grounds as it was noted that it is dog friendly, but she was in fact allowed all over the place. It is breath taking to look at and I really enjoyed learning about the building and the people who once lived there.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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lgreen9 wrote a review Jul 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom359 contributions88 helpful votes
Arrived early morning. Visited with husband, dog, 3year old and 7year old. Beautiful setting. Loved exploring the nooks and crannies of the ruin. Some rooms have been restored. We enjoyed searching the grounds for peacock feathers. Lots of beautiful peacocks. Visited for about an hour. Easy check in with members card. Lovely little shop and helpful staff. Covid rules in place but did not affect trip as so much space.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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