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Holdenby House, Gardens & Falconry Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Holdenby House, Gardens & Falconry Centre

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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.

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