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Delapre Park and Delapré Abbey Walled Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 823 Google reviews

Historic building in background of trees and fences
Historic building in background of trees and fences

Delapre Abbey by Dave Dunford . CC BY-SA 2.0

About the garden

The Abbey is set within the remains of the formal and semi-formal gardens which were once the pride and joy of the Tate and Bouverie families. There’s a large walled garden, superb specimen trees in the understated arboretum; the hidden remains of a splendid water garden, and the south lawn which stretches out to the ha-ha, which separates the lawn from the 500 acres of the wider parkland and the golf course beyond.

There’s so much to see from the colourful flowers to the ancient trees and mature shrubs carefully tended by the gardener, grounds maintenance teams and of course the many volunteers. In the wider parkland, Visitos can enjoy a stroll around Delapre Lake and see the local wildlife on the way.

Opening times

The Walled Garden is open from 8am

Useful details

Garden area

550 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs off leads under close supervision.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage


Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved). Mostly accessible. Our walled garden is completely paved and accessible. The outer areas are mostly flat, however as it is a woodland, accessibility is dependent on weather incase the ground becomes muddy.


Yes - There is a gift shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Wheelchairs are available for free for inside the Abbey.

Northamptonshire, NN4 8AW

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Delapre Park and Delapré Abbey Walled Garden
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Public Transport
The Abbey is within easy reach by bus.
There is a bus stop at the entrance to Delapré Abbey on London Road (A508) with various routes stopping regularly including 7, 11, 11A, 33, 88, X6 and X7.
For timetables, visit Stagecoach Midlands.
By Train - Northampton Railway Station is only a 30 minute walk or 10 minute drive away.
Trains arrive from London Euston and Birmingham New Street at least once an hour and there are taxi points directly outside the station.
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 823 Google reviews

Astrid Smith

6 months ago


Went out, and had the evening taster & wine menu.. Such lovley tasting and well presented food. Staff were superb and friendly. Definitely recommended going.

Sarah Docker

in the last week


Abbey set within beautiful grounds, with large woodland areas, walled garden and a lake. Free parking, and free to explore the grounds. Dogs are allowed. There is a cafe and public toilets.

Jasmine Castielli-Millar

7 months ago


Just a beautiful place. A great walk with friends or family, or with the dog, on your own...just lovely. Beautiful flowered area and gardens. Great place for a picnic. Beautiful unique trees dotted around. Lovely food served at the cafe quite expensive on some things but it's very good quality. Restaurant looks amazing too. Love coming here. Great events throughout the year too

Jane Malpas

7 months ago


Lovely evening walk - a surprise round every corner Only one thing wrong - no visible/illuminated signage on main road (not even for delapre abbey) went passed it twice. But we enjoyed it when we got there !!!

Stephen Kerr

10 months ago


A jewel set inside Northampton, minutes from the M1. Delapre Abbey and the surrounding countryside, adjacent to a golf club, are very peaceful and popular with dog walkers and families alike. The walled garden is very well maintained and the tea shop always seems busy. You can arrange to take a tour around the main house, and learn the history of Delapre Abbey, its dissolution by Henry VIII, it's time when it was run by Clunaic Nuns, and the Battle of Northampton, which changed the course of British history, even if it did end in under an hour! Go visit, you won't be disappointed. I think you have to book in advance to your the house, but check the website.

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01604 760817

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