Deene Park

Deene Park, Corby: Hours, Address, Deene Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • Gardens
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Deene Park is a largely 16th century house which has been occupied by the Brudenell family since 1514. It was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan including the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. The gardens include long borders, old fashioned roses, lakes and a parterre with topiary teapots.
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2-3 hours
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BG_67
Kettering, UK36 contributions
Sep 2021
Lovely gardens to wander around which are apparently tended to by a team of 2 gardeners. They work really hard, the gardens are beautiful and flowers and shrubs are brought into and arranged in the house for display. The house is really interesting and there is lots of information on the Brudenell family who have owned it for 500 years. The house has a relaxed feel as there aren't lots of ropes and warning notices and you can walk round the rooms looking closely at the items therein. The staff are very approachable and friendly. Highly recommend as a nice way to spend 2/3 hours. Tearoom is also worth a visit.
Written September 15, 2021
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115 contributions
Feb 2020
Deene Park has opened the gardens this weekend, so that visitors could see the snowdrops. Having parked the car and crossed the river, we walked beside the lake where there was a superb display of snowdrops. Large displays in the woods transformed the ground into a sea of white. We also saw hellibores on the long beds in front of the house as well as daffodils. There are some beautiful walks through dappled shade by the lake.

The tea room was busy and offered a range of scrumptious cakes, there were also plants for sale. The house and gardens reopen in the spring. Historic House members are free.

One of the largest and best displays of snowdrops we have ever seen. Put the date in the diary for 2021.
Written February 23, 2020
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martinlumleyholmes
6 contributions
Jul 2021
A really nice place to visit. I especially liked the central courtyard area. The gardens are lovely particularly the teapot topiary. The upper floors were not open due to covid when we visited, but what we saw was very interesting. The tearoom was lovely and all the staff were really nice. Only bad point is the poor parking area which is in effect a cow field, our tyres were covered in cow muck! They might try to keep the cows off that bit of the field.
Written August 9, 2021
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,527 contributions
Aug 2021
Not open very often so it tends to concentrate visitors. We were there on an intermittently rainy Sunday afternoon. We opted to view the gardens first. Small and almost past their best, but pleasant enough, with some zoning. Sadly it started to rain, so everyone piled into the house.

I would have appreciated it more if it hadn't been so crowded, humid and airless. Wearing a mask and raincoat, I soon became too hot, and just wanted to get out, so probably didn't spend as long inside as I might have. Still a family home, so it feels lived in and cosy. Could have done with some windows open. Some lovely ceiling details and there are plenty of information boards about the family history. Some guides in rooms.

Back outside we ended the visit with a quick look at the topiary and formal garden in front of the house then tea and cake in the cafe which was pleasant. Parking is on the grass across the lake, so the first impression is good.
Written August 24, 2021
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Nathan47
Kettering, UK55 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Visited Deene Park for the first time today despite it being on our doorstep. We had a garden tour by the Head Gardner followed by a cream tea. The gardens were amazing and the talk by the Gardener great. All of the staff were welcoming and the place had a really relaxed feel about it. I suspect this is what NT properties used to be like a long time ago before they became so commercialised. I will certainly be going back to visit again.
Written June 23, 2021
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meg
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Gardens open at 12. House timed tickets for visit between 2-4. Interesting house with a long history. Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade was one of the family. Many mementoes including the head and tail of his horse " Ronald". Enthusiastic knowledgeable guides. Charming, welcoming staff elsewhere. Really enjoyed our visit & did I mention the carrot cake?
Written July 21, 2021
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Sherrill D
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The gardens are pretty and pleasant to walk around. The house was interesting with friendly helpful guides in each room. The tearoom was sensibly priced and the cake delicious!
Written August 16, 2021
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,331 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
What a unique and lovely place to have a Wedding Reception, beautiful grounds secluded and very safe and secure. Plenty of room to have a fantastic marquee and enjoy a lovely wedding. Friendly staff, very helpful and caring.
Written October 23, 2021
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scottie1631
Dumfries and Galloway, UK14 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Burghley House - brilliant, Deene Park - disappointing.
It has the most beautiful setting and the building and gardens are sumptuous but ambiguous entry and directional information is consistently given to visitors.
I visited with my family last year wishing to see the gardens, grounds and interiors with my family and our labrador dog and were told it was 'dog friendly'. However this was not the case. By mistake, we wondered into the wrong area of garden which does not allow dogs and we were shouted at by a representative of the Park. When other friends visited later this year, it was disappointing to hear that things had not changed. They have stated "only in parkland" on their website but need to be clearer as to how much of the estate that represents. You will not be able to take your pet in the majority of the park and where does that leave you when you have already arrived with your pet? For families without pets, it is lovely. Just leave your pet behind.
Written October 13, 2017
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David C
Cambridge, UK28 contributions
Apr 2016
I can overlook the sins of the landed gentry if there is really something special in their home or achievements to pique one's interest. Unfortunately this destination did not do it for me. The Brudenells appear to have contributed little to the betterment of the nation or our culture during their long tenancy so far, apart from their association with the Charge of the Light Brigade. The rooms on display are pleasant enough but lack a defining style and any special decorative merit. The guides are undeniably charming and knowledgable. Visitors and guides seem unvariably fawning about the family, if you have a more critical disposition to aristocracy and inherited entitlement, you are likely to find this irksome. The tea room was chaotic and the service really archaic. Without going into details I felt sorry for the staff who had to operate the system. The portrait of the portly and self satisfied current incumbents above the doorway as one leaves the house speaks volumes. I accompanied a relative who was more in sympathy and I am sure most people enjoyed their visit. Just not for me I'm afraid.
Written April 24, 2016
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