See over 100 classic, vintage and specialist cars, and discover the historic Abbey with free entry and exclusive tours bringing to life 900 years of turbulent history in one weekend.
This September, Delapré Abbey is taking part in West Northamptonshire Heritage Open Days, opening its doors to the public for free on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. There will also be a variety of tours delivered by the Abbey’s knowledgeable staff, volunteers, and Northamptonshire Battlefields Society.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can learn all about the Walled Garden, the women who shaped Delapré Abbey, and paranormal activities at the Abbey with an Unusual Happenings Tour. On Sunday, there will be behind the scenes tour, taking visitors to parts of the Abbey that the public don’t usually see.
As part of the programme, Delapré Abbey is bringing back Classics on the Lawn for the fourth year running. From 11am to 4pm on Sunday 11th September, the Abbey’s grounds will be filled with over 100 classic and specialist vehicles with various refreshment stalls for everyone to enjoy.
Richard Clinton, Chief Executive, Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust said: “We’re looking forward to sharing the Abbey’s history with people from all over Northamptonshire with our heritage open weekend. Each year, we’re able to do more for these days because of the public’s continuous support. This year, we’re bringing back our popular Classics on the Lawn, we’re opening the Abbey for free, and offering various tours covering centuries of history.”
Delapré Abbey first opened its doors to the public in 2018 to showcase its rich past to visitors of all ages. The Urban Country House has had many lives starting out as a Cluniac nunnery, before becoming the home of the Northamptonshire Records Society and now as a place to enjoy Bottomless Brunches, Afternoon teas and a history like none other.
Admission to the Abbey is free however tours cost £8 for adults and are free to under 18s and annual pass holders. Parking for Classics on the Lawn is £2; this is to help with maintenance of the grounds.
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