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mon25nov12:00 pm5:00 pmDownton at Delapré Christmas ExperienceExplore the sights and sounds of a bygone era on one of our festive Downton at Delapré experiences.12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

thu28nov6:00 pm7:00 pmDownton at Delapré at NightAn atmospheric winter Downton at Delapré experience with mince pies and mulled wine.6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

sat30novsun01decSanta's GrottoMeet Santa at the Abbey and receive a present... if you're on the nice list!10:00 am - (december 1) 5:00 pm Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust Abbey Cottage

sat30nov10:00 am3:00 pmWinter MarketGet ready for Christmas with a selection of festive themed suppliers.10:00 am - 3:00 pm Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust Abbey Cottage

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