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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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My daughter had booked afternoon tea as a special treat,followed by the tour. We had a choice of 20... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carwash1
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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An historic gem which no Mackintosh fan should miss!

Somewhere I had always wanted to visit since becoming aware that it had been restored and we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Duck20171001
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Please note: To post a review for The Dining Room Restaurant ( a separate business ) you should search for their separate TripAdvisor page. Thankyou!
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78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter had booked afternoon tea as a special treat,followed by the tour. We had a choice of 20 teas served in pretty china cups. First cakestand were dainty sandwiches & savoury selection,2nd was delicious small cakes & scones with cream & jam. Smiling waitress...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon carwash1 - It's a great way to spend an afternoon, isn't it; Award-winning Afternoon Teas and Award-winning Heritage House! I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience for your special treat from your daughter!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhere I had always wanted to visit since becoming aware that it had been restored and we were not disappointed. Having looked at the website we'd booked for the guided tour and this added to the experience of this fascinating small house. Kevin our guide...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your detailed comments following a recent visit to 78 Derngate! It really is a little gem, isn't it! I am so pleased you enjoyed the whole experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eventually found the entrance, which is at 82, there being scaffolding up which partly obscured the signage and walked into a time warp. Joined the conducted tour, excellently led by Eugenie, an exceedingly knowledgeable lady, and immediately plunged into the basement to start the tour....More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Brian L - We are so pleased you found us!! It was a little tricky with the scaffolding up, but that has now come down to reveal a beautiful new paint job on the front exterior! Yes, there is a lift for access to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited derngate on a short trip from belfast... The whole experience was delightful.. The gift shop staff could not have been more helpful, The afternoon tea was sublime.. The tea room was unfussy, bright and airy, the waitress was friendly and the choice and quality...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello lovegrub! So pleased you enjoyed the full experience here at our heritage house! Do come back and visit us all again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family visit on a hot July day. Man on desk did his best to get us lowest price admission. Great value for access to house and a guided tour. Tickets then give 12 month access. Learnt lots about the history of house but also Northampton....More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Liz C - So glad and the family enjoyed your recent visit here to 78 Derngate - we, too, think it is pretty good value! Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and we look forward to seeing you again, perhaps...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting house to visit following our trip to Peterborough for a funeral the previous day. We are new English Heritage members and this was one property to see while in the area.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sah52 - Thank you for taking the time to post your comments following a visit to 78 Derngate and I am so pleased you enjoyed the experience. This house is very important and we are privileged to take care of it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at 78 Derngate for the first time this May and I am delighted to have such a gem in my town. This is a place unique in its kind and the only architecture site designed by Mackintosh in England. You can choose...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Valeria! Thank you for your comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed visiting! We do recommend that, where possible, a guided tour is booked in advance even if we are not expecting a large group. The house is small and the number on...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here for afternoon tea with a friend. The food was absolutely delicious. Wandered around the house first and took in the beautiful decor and the interesting history. They also have a lovely little gift shop. I can reccomend the tours too.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good afternoon Lucy P We are so glad you spent a lovely time here during your recent visit. It really is a very special place and I can see you thoroughly appreciated it all! Tell all your family and friends, too!

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to visit this house for some time, I was not disappointed. It is an architectural one off in England and of interest to anyone who is a fan of the artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Guided tours or independent visits are...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello bdon257 - I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to 78 Derngate and thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are very lucky to have this special address in Northampton!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

love going to visit weather its a comody night, a show its always great, the tribute band take that, that were called the band were fantastic, had a brill story to it, i could have sat and watched it all over again

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jojo1Essex
18 March 2018|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello JoJo - the nearest car parks are all within a 5 minute walk: St John's multi-storey, Albion Place & Hazelwood Road. If you visit on a Sunday it is obviously easier to find on-street parking. Looking forward to seeing... More
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DitchGypsy
30 November 2017|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello, I am afraid we cannot allow dogs into the house, but there is a garden and if possible your dog could perhaps be left with somebody or tied up outside (if the weather permits!)
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Rachel M
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Response from VitreusArt | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry for the late reply, but have been away. No entry fee is payable if you are just having lunch.
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