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“Little gem”
Review of 78 Derngate

78 Derngate
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Please note: To post a review for The Dining Room Restaurant ( a separate business ) you should search for their separate TripAdvisor page. Thankyou!
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I had to go there for a work engagement. Amazing place. Lots of interesting things to see and the food we sampled was amazing. I will be back.

Thank rachy_85
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Well worth a visit, not only for devotees of Mackintosh's designs. An interesting building and museum. Attached is a wonderful restaurant.Other reviewers have remarked about the afternoon teas but we went in the morning and the breakfasts were wonderful.

Thank Liz0021
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great place to visit for a look around the house followed by an afternoon tea with friends or family.

The house isn't huge but its really nice, unusual and quirky.

A nice place to meet up with friends for an afternoon.

The Parking is restricted so allow time to find somewhere nearby.

1  Thank greenfriendly
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

i had been recommended to visit here by my father, so my wife and I look her parents to see this. As a number of reviewers have stated, this is quite a rare exhibit to be found in Northampton, and whilst none of us are from a building / architechural background we all found this to be an interesting experience both with regards to Mackintosh's designs with the house and in respect of a spotlight on the way that life was lived at the time.
The tour guide obviously had a passion for the house and was very knowledgeable about the exhibits and kept us well informed during the guided tour, which lasts around an hour and a half.
At around £6 per person for entry, this is certainly worth a visit, and if nothing else provided some ideas for re-decorating my home, although am not sure I can compete with the ideas displayed here.

1  Thank chris r
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Amazing to find in Northampton and the house was wonderful to visit.Even my 21yr old granddaughter enjoyed it.

1  Thank isobelPaisley
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