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  • Glynis F
    Bedford, UK10 contributions
    The house is set in English countryside with sheep grazing peacefully in the fields. The main avenue has been planted with 36 oak trees, to signify her age when she died.

    The house is very grand and visitors are able to walk around it on a self-guided tour. Each room has knowledgeable staff/volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Lady Diana Spencer was in her early teens when her father inherited the house from his father and she lived there for a few years before going to London to work. Diana’s bedroom is open for public viewing and it is very grand, not the space of a typical teenage girl. I wondered if she’d been able to put posters on the walls!

    The cafe sells a variety of sandwiches, cakes and drinks which are reasonably priced.

    Finally, after a short walk from the house is the lake and island, upon which Princess Diana was laid to rest. It is very peaceful and calm. There is a temple/memorial with a bench, where several bouquets of flowers and personal
    messages had been placed. On the wall are two quotations, one from Princess Diana and the other from her brother, Earl Spencer.

    Althorp House is well worth a visit. Don’t forget to look for the tree planted by Nelson Mandela (a scarlet oak).
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • John Salmon
    London, UK74 contributions
    Sunday visit to this house/museum. Combined with lunch at the attached restaurant next door.
    We were the only people there and given a very information and thorough tour by a gentleman. Photography is allowed which is always welcome.
    78 Derngate was famously re-modelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916 for his client, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke.
    A paradise for model train and boat enthusiasts.
    The work of Mackintosh was also of great interest.
    Written September 10, 2022
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  • CorneliusfudgeGM
    Stockport, UK1,464 contributions
    Well worth a visit even in mid September. Flowers still giving a good show of colour. The cafe offers a great selection of hot and cold food along with drinks. And probably one of the best nurseries for buying the plants I’ve seen at an establishment like this.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • braithwaite12
    Northampton, UK912 contributions
    Went to the film house to see the new Railway Children film. Great but main story line a little slow to appear. However a great film and still a lovely cinema. By far the best in the area.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Emily A
    1 contribution
    Myself (normally a boulderer!) and a friend went to get out of our comfort zones and tried the 1 hour taster session.
    Our instructor Oscar was very friendly and approachable, gave clear instructions for a first timer and was good at making conversation to settle the nerves!
    Overall a great experience and definitely did the job of pushing some mental limits as well as physical.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Andrea S
    Darwin, Australia30 contributions
    We only had a brief lunch stop at Delapre Abbey but it’s a gorgeous facility with a school holiday program, a couple of cafes, book shops, store and an ice-cream van. The kids menu at the orangerie cafe was on point and I was quite envious of the gorgeous traditional 3 tiered afternoon teas walking past.
    The kids trail was lots of fun with archery and jousting on hobby horses and the walled garden was beautiful. Wish we had more time to explore.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • BarryHaynes
    Leicester, UK235 contributions
    Wonderful scenery and a great circular walk - about 6 miles all round. Flowers and birds abound. Your problems roll away! Thoroughly recommend.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Richard F
    2 contributions
    Wonderful park, came recently after not having been for many years used to visit almost weekly with my late grandmother and younger brother.
    It’s as good as I remembered. New climbing frames etc, The museum/ Manor House has had a big update inside. Glad the bird cages are still there, especially the peacocks, sadly only 1 appears to be there now used to be 4 or 5.
    The lakes were clean and tidy less fishermen than there used to be, we always stopped for a chat as kids on our walks around the lake.
    The bowling green had moved and the fountain with the cymbals in the sensory garden had gone too sadly.
    The kids enjoyed feeding the ducks bird seed, and squirrels in the mulberry tree near the museum a few nuts. Overall a really nice experience brought back many memories for me. I’d love to have the opportunity to work on ideas with this park it truly is the Towns shining light.

    If giving any recommendations on improving I’d perhaps suggest the bandstand got used more regularly, perhaps a performance area for local bands during holidays, keep Sundays for brass bands of course. The museum needs to be open during all peak times not just weekends. And please put a water feature back in the sensory garden.

    Oh yes ! and reduce the Café and Ice cream man’s rates it’s made them charge a bit higher than expected.
    Written August 23, 2022
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  • Emma H
    Cambridge, UK75 contributions
    What a brilliant find. This kept my 2 and 4 year old occupied for a good few hours. Lots of climb on tractors, go karts and a sandpit pit outside with the animals. Lots of pocket fluffy animals in the barn. Plus the safest and cleanest soft play I’ve seen in ages! The only thing that needs a bit of improvement is the cafe. It would be great to see some more options and maybe some fresh cakes to go with the coffee.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Stephen W
    1 contribution
    Turns out I can organise a P=%s up in a brewery.
    I can recommend the tour. So much knowledge about the town and its brewing history. Make sure you order the pie afterwards.
    Great value for money and you get a beer token for after the tour. A great way to spend an evening.
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • K D
    Northampton, UK52 contributions
    Nice to see a CHEF actually cooking instead of "heating" ..........why add so many characters when brief description will do!!.
    Written October 19, 2019
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  • machinmad
    Yaxley, UK2,169 contributions
    This place is really out in the sticks, which probably helps to limit visitor numbers fortunately. The gardens are relatively small but have a homely feel, which makes them very tranquil. The colour schemes are nicely pastel and the dahlias colourful. The compartment gardens are well tendered and neat.

    The café is rather sparse but I believe this place only opens once a week in summer.

    A nice place to go out of your way to visit.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • J4528DXroberth
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Hotel , staff, rooms, food, ambience
    all just perfect
    well priced for the quality
    the refurbishment of the hotel is simply beautiful
    Written August 29, 2022
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  • Paul R
    Wellingborough, UK701 contributions
    I have, mostly, very nice things to say about Lamport Hall and gardens, so let me get a couple of whinges out of the way first:
    Signage, both when approaching the Hall by road and when in the grounds is very poor, in terms of directing the visitor.
    The hall appears to be open for very short hours, when it opens at all.
    Those points aside, this relatively modest stately home is charming and enjoyable to visit. The interior, though grand by the standard of ordinary folk, has a homelike quality that appeals. It also has many great paintings and artefacts as well as some interesting historical items, telling the story of some of the inhabitants.
    The guides placed around the house are friendly and informative.
    The gardens are very pretty and varied. A real pleasure to stroll around.
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • RailwayGirl
    Daventry, UK29 contributions
    We came here with our family which included several children from 2 to 11. It was a lovely wet day so the children had fun jumping in the puddles. As well as being educational with the fact boards dotted around the trail. We would recommend this to people who love to get muddy on a rainy day. There is also a big park that we found with a nice picnic area to have some lunch. Hidden gem that we never knew about! Will definitely recommend and return again.
    Written September 1, 2020
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