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fri18nov(nov 18)4:00 pmmon02jan(jan 2)8:40 pmWinter Light TrailStep into a breath-taking, illuminated woodland trail this Christmas!(november 18) 4:00 pm - (january 2) 8:40 pm

wed30nov(nov 30)6:00 pmthu22dec(dec 22)8:00 pmCandlelit ToursExperience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour.(november 30) 6:00 pm - (december 22) 8:00 pm

mon05dec(dec 5)10:00 amsun18(dec 18)4:00 pmWreath MakingMake your own wreath using natural materials foraged from the grounds of Delapré Abbey. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (18)

fri09dec(dec 9)7:30 pmsat10(dec 10)7:30 pmA Christmas CarolSpend a warm festive evening with Charles Dickens and his friends as they delight you with a reading of his celebrated classic “A Christmas Carol”.7:30 pm - 7:30 pm (10)

The History of Delapré Abbey

Once there was a meadow, close to the River Nene and outside the medieval walls of Northampton. 900 years ago, a community of nuns came to these quiet meadows to create their nunnery – the Abbey of St. Mary de la Pré. Following the rules of the Cluniac order, these nuns formed one of only two Cluniac Nunneries in medieval England, and owed their allegiance to the great Abbey of Cluny in France. Find our more about our history on our Explore page.


Historic Photo of Delapré Abbey