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sat30nov(nov 30)10:00 amsun15dec(dec 15)5:00 pmSanta's Grotto - Sold OutMeet Santa at the Abbey and receive a present... if you're on the nice list!(november 30) 10:00 am - (december 15) 5:00 pm Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust Abbey Cottage

mon02dec(dec 2)12:00 pmmon16(dec 16)5:00 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 (16)

thu05dec(dec 5)6:00 pmthu19(dec 19)7:00 pmDownton at Delapré at NightAn atmospheric winter Downton at Delapré experience with mince pies and mulled wine.6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (19)

sun08dec11:00 am4:00 pmThe Artisan Baby Co FairAn eclectic mix of the finest- handpicked retailers & suppliers for babes and tots.11:00 am - 4:00 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
Important notice: The Abbey is closed today (Sunday 8th December) for general admission as The Artisan Baby Fair will be taking place throughout the day. We apologise for any inconvenience.