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Kirby Hall

Kirby Ln, Deene, Gretton, Corby NN17 3EN, UK

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. While you explore, be sure to take in the incredibly rich decoration throughout the Hall, as well as the breathtaking view of the garden from the windows of the staterooms. It is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Construction on the building began in 1570, based on the designs in French architectural pattern books and


Attractions near Kirby Hall

Deene Park2.4km from Kirby Hall

Deene Park is a Tudor and Georgian mansion nestled in the gently rolling Northamptonshire countryside and has been the home of the Brudenell family since 1514. The most striking feature of the gardens at Deene Park is the box hedge parterre designed by David Hicks. The planting consists of clipped lavender, Geraniums, Salvias, Iris, Nepeta, and spring bulbs including Hyacinths & Tulips. As well as flora, there is a diversity of wildlife ranging from Red Kites, to Kingfisher, black swans and litt

Weldon Woodland Park3.68km from Kirby Hall

An established park, which has undergone a heavy planting programme that will become a haven for wildlife in years to come. A 40-acre area with grassland walks and adult fitness trail, bmx track, half pipe skateboard unit, junior football pitch, basketball pitch and 2 children's play areas.

Welland Valley Viaduct5.19km from Kirby Hall

Welland Viaduct crosses the valley of the River Welland between Harringworth in Northamptonshire and Seaton in Rutland. Over one kilometre long, completed in 1878 and with 82 arches, the bridge is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in Britain. The line is generally used by freight trains and steam specials.

Rockingham Castle6.04km from Kirby Hall

Rockingham Castle is one of the oldest castles in Northamptonshire. William the Conqueror first recognized the strategic importance of the site of Rockingham castle. The castle was in royal hands for over 450 years and was essentially a very regal hunting lodge until the reign of Edward III.  It was set in 18 acres of gardens. One of the most prominent garden features is the so-called 'Elephant Hedge', a 400-year-old circular yew hedge that cuts through the 17th-century formal terraced garden.

Lyddington Bede House6.56km from Kirby Hall

Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln.  Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice. Come and discover this delightful visitor attraction in Rutland.

Blatherwycke Lake6.59km from Kirby Hall

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Rutland. It was surrounded by greenish woods and also It was a paradise for birds and also so many other creatures. It was one of the iconic location for a small picnic.

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Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".