Delapré Abbey reopens to visitors
The Grade II* listed historic house has reopened its doors for the first time since the UK lockdown began
Visitors can explore 900 years of exciting and turbulent history every Thursday to Sunday between 11am and
4.30pm. Inside the house, discover the Abbey’s intriguing past as a Cluniac nunnery, heyday as a country
house, and its time as the Record Office before the recent restoration.
Speaking about the reopening, Richard Clinton, Chief Executive of Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust said
“We’re excited to safely welcome back our visitors. Delapré Abbey is a unique space in the heart of
Northampton – an urban country house filled with history and stories, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland.
“It offers a chance for our communities to learn and enjoy. We’ve implemented a number of safety measures to
ensure that everyone has a safe and relaxing experience.”
Faye Morrissey, Visitor Services Manager, Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust added “The house is back open
for you to safely experience again. We’re asking that all visitors book a time slot for entry to ensure social
“On arrival, your temperature will be taken, hand sanitiser will be in place, and you’ll be guided along a one-
way route by one of our knowledgeable team members.”
Delapré Abbey is proud to be part of Visit Britain’s Good to Go scheme, which means that they adhere to
government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place, and a process to maintain
cleanliness and aid social distancing.
In addition to the house, visitors can enjoy the extensive grounds and delicious food and drink from the
Orangery Café and AA-rosette awarded restaurant, Hibiscus. The Orangery is currently open seven days a
week during August from 9.30am until 5pm and is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme every
Monday to Wednesday.
The Abbey is also running a number of outdoor events in a Covid-safe environment including the popular
Classics on the Lawn on 5 th and 6 th September. The event will see hundreds of classic cars displayed at the
To book tickets visit delapreabbey.org or telephone 01604 760817.