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fri19nov(nov 19)4:00 pmsun02jan(jan 2)9:00 pmWinter Light TrailStep into a breathtaking, illuminated woodland trail this Christmas.(november 19) 4:00 pm - (january 2) 9:00 pm

wed01dec6:00 pmwed29(dec 29)9:00 pmCandlelit ToursExperience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour.6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (29)

fri10dec(dec 10)10:00 amsun19(dec 19)4:00 pmWreath Making WorkshopsMake your own wreath using natural materials foraged from the grounds of Delapré Abbey.10:00 am - 4:00 pm (19)

sat11dec7:30 pmThat Joe Payne does ChristmasThat Joe Payne performs his first Christmas themed show, live with his band in the beautiful surroundings of our Library.7:30 pm

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
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