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Delapré Abbey warmly invites groups to explore the twists, turns and temptations around every corner of this puzzling building

Delapré Abbey Guided Tour inside

Why come and see us?

Set within the beautiful and varied landscape of Delapré Park, you and your group can also explore the gardens and parkland – enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the countryside just 1 mile from Northampton town centre and 5 minutes from the M1.

We can cater for your requests and make sure your visit is everything you want and more.

Benefits of group bookings include:

  • Groups of 12 guests will benefit from a group rate of £66.00. Each additional person is charged at £5.50 per person.
  • Options to have the personal service of a knowledgeable tour guide/speaker
  • Designated coach parking
  • Discount on pre-booked souvenir guide
  • Pre-bookable catering options from tea/ coffee to two course lunches


Explore Delapré Abbey and 78 Derngate as a group

Enjoy a day out with lunch and a tour of two of Northampton’s most iconic buildings: Delapré Abbey with its 900 years of history and 78 Derngate, the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

A warm welcome awaits groups of 12 or more who are invited to explore the twists and turns of these fascinating places and uncover the captivating stories of the people that have helped shaped their histories.

Located just one mile south of Northampton Town Centre, Delapré Abbey is an urban country house nestled within 550 acres of parkland. The Abbey has an intriguing past for you to discover – from its origins as a Clunnaic nunnery, heyday as a country house following Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, and its time as the county Record Office before the recent restoration. It has witnessed key historic events including the 1460 Battle of Northampton, and as a resting place for Queen Eleanor’s funeral cortege.

With interiors designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, 78 Derngate has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. Commissioned by visionary patron, Northampton model maker and engineer W.J Bassett-Lowke, it is the only place in England where Mackintosh’s mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. Visitors can discover this unique work from one of the world’s most influential and celebrated architects/designers up close.

Groups can choose from one of two options when planning their day:

Option 1
Guided tour of Delapré Abbey and 78 Derngate
3 course lunch in Delapré Abbey’s historic Dining Room
£40.00* per person
*Tour organiser and carers half price

Option 2
Guided tour of Delapré Abbey and 78 Derngate
Cream Tea in Delapré Abbey’s historic Dining Room – freshly prepared scone with clotted cream and preserves with tea/coffee
£25.00* per person
*Tour organiser and carers half price

To begin building your combined day at Delapré Abbey and 78 Derngate contact 01604 760817 or email bookings@delapreabbey.org.

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