Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Northamptonshire

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Showing 11 properties in Northamptonshire

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Cottesbrooke Hall - Northamptonshire
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Fine red brick and stone Queen Anne house, begun in 1702. English and Continental furniture and porcelain, and renowned picture collection - particularly of sporting and equestrian subjects.

Features: Main vista of the park aligned on famo... read more
Deene Park - Northamptonshire
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Home of the Brudenell family since 1514, this Tudor and Regency mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a large park and lake. Deene Park is the ancestral home of the Earls of Cardigan the most notable of whom is the 7th Earl who led the Charge of th... read more
Holdenby House - Northamptonshire
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Restored from the ruins of Sir Christopher Hatton's great Elizabethan palace, in its day the largest house in England, the surviving garden is a rare piece of history; parts have been replanted by Rosemary Verey (using plants available in 1580) and Rupert... read more
Lamport Hall - Northamptonshire
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An unusual, early-Italianate palazzo designed by John Webb (a pupil of Inigo Jones) in 1654, extended by Francis Smith of Warwick circa 1732 for the Ishams, one of the county's oldest landed families. Later work by Burn, 1860s. Outstanding collection of b... read more
Rockingham Castle - Northamptonshire
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Built by William the Conqueror on an even earlier site, often used by the monarch of the day until 1544 when Henry VIII leased it to the Watson family. Sir Lewis Watson bought the castle from James I in 1619. The castle sits high on its bluff, protected b... read more
Southwick Hall - Northamptonshire
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A Medieval manor house dating from 1300, owned by three interrelated families, originally built by Knyvett family with Tudor, Georgian and Victorian alterations and additions from subsequent owners - the Lynnes and the Caprons.

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Althorp - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1508 and set within 550 acres of walled park, Althorp has been the home of the Spencer family for 500 years. Today, Althorp contains one of the finest private collections of art, furniture and ceramics in the world, including numerous paintings b... read more
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parklands and beautiful gardens. Over the years successive owners and influences have left their imprint on the Palladian style house and the gardens; none mo... read more
Boughton House - Northamptonshire
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This remarkable house is a blend of the intimate and the grand, with its village like Tudor period courtyards fronted by the palatial Versailles style additions made by Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu in the 1690s. The spirit of a family home goes hand in han... read more
Apethorpe Palace - Northamptonshire
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The architectural importance of Apethorpe lies in the breadth of architectural elements which survive today from almost every period of English architecture since the late 15th century. Apethorpe has a particularly important place in England’s heritage be... read more
Delapre Abbey - Northamptonshire
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Delapré Abbey is a grade II* listed building making it a nationally significant landmark for the county of Northamptonshire, and more widely for the UK.

The property is made up of a complex of buildings including the main house, 18th centu... read more