Featured Destination

June 2019: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...More
More Uk destinations

Attraction in Northampton

Holdenby House, Gardens & Falconry Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Holdenby House, Gardens & Falconry Centre

NN6 8DJ | View map
Click for phone

Write a review
update this listing

Just across the fields from Althorp lies Holdenby, a House whose royal connections go back over 400 years. Once the palace and prison of Charles I, Holdenby provides the regal background for a beautiful garden, restored by Rosemary Verey, and a magnificent Falconry Centre, which has recently been upgraded and restocked. Here you can not only see a wonderful variety of birds of prey, but you can watch them being flown by our trained falconers; or just maybe have the chance of flying one yourself. To see these wonderful creatures swoop to the lure or land on a (safely-gloved) fist is one of the most exciting experiences anybody can have. Add to this the delights of Rosemary Verey’s Elizabethan Garden, Rupert Golby’s Fragrant Border, a museum, shops, Victorian tearoom and 17th century farmstead and you have a day out that will remain etched in the mind forever.


Months Open: The gardens and Falconry Centre will be open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 5th April to 27th September inclusive. Opening times are 13:00 to 17:00. Please see our website for any variations and special events.
Admission Price: May-August: Adult £5, Child £3.50, Concession £4.50, Family (2+2) £15. April & September: Adult £3, Child £2, Concession £2.50, Family (2+2) £8.

More Attractions nearby

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (0.15 miles)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre (0.24 miles)

Abington Museum (1.30 miles)

Titchmarsh Local Nature Reserve (3.50 miles)

Billing Aquadrome (3.61 miles)

Today's best hotels deals

This page viewed on 13,879 occasions since Oct 16th 2005

Brit Quote:
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell - George Orwell
More Quotes

On this day:
George II Fights Battle of Dettingen - 1743, 1st World Championship Bout by Queensbury Rules - 1890, Barclays opens Britains 1st cashpoint - 1967, Tony Blair announces resignation - 2007
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages