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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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This is a very interesting attraction in Northampton. The volunteers have a lot of information to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chrisgeraldfitz
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Very interesting tour.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to 78 Derngate. We went on a group guided tour although there was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jenna C
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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 5 days ago

This is a very interesting attraction in Northampton. The volunteers have a lot of information to impart and do it in an informative manner. Be sure to book onto one of the tours for best effect. You may not get the full splendor of the...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Chrisgeraldfitz - Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of your recent visit to this little gem of a house here in Northampton! It really is a fascinating place and with so many original features to admire and get...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to 78 Derngate. We went on a group guided tour although there was the option to look around independently. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and was able to add lots of extra detail and information to the visit. I would...More

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

Hello Jenna C Thank you so much for taking the time to post your lovely comments about your recent visit to 78 Derngate, it really is a special place isn't it! I am pleased, too, that you enjoyed the guided tour which, as you say,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous visit. A wet day during time away with friends totally rescued by our visit to 78 Derngate. What a find. Beautifully restored, stunning property. We had a wonderful tour and the team looking after the house were incredibly helpful re: other things to...More

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

Hello Snikwah1 - May I just say thank you for spending the time to post your lovely comments about your recent visit to us here at 78Derngate and we are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of it! Yes, it really is a wonderful little...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunned by this small but perfectly formed house. The facade gives very little away, but inside!! Dazzling designs, amazing innovations... Bassett-Lowke, the owner, sounds the original nightmare client (taking all the credit for Mackintosh's work etc etc) but he obviously had the money and...More

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

Hello Silentcharacter75 - Thank you so much for taking the time to share your joyful experience of your recent visit to 78 Derngate! We are immensely proud of this fantastic house and are so glad you enjoyed it all so much! Actually, an entry ticket...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully restored and well presented house. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting and the house and small museum excellent. The restaurant was closed as we visited on a bank holiday but the small shop has some lovely and tasteful souvenirs. A gem in Northampton which,...More

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

Hello Katykay217 - many thanks for taking the time to post your comments following your recent visit to 78 Derngate. It really is a fabulous place and one to cherish and we are very lucky to have such heritage in Northampton - which really isn't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a family birthday do in the tearooms. The ladies were very sweet and the vegan high tea was really out of this world.. comparable to high class hotels we've dined in. The house and gardens are well worth a visit.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi High Class Vegan Tea - Thank you for your post regarding your recent visit to the house and The Dining Room. I am so pleased you enjoyed both aspects of the experience - do come again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have long been an admirer of the work of Charles Rennie MacIntosh and had been meaning to visit this museum for some years. I was somewhat startled to find how small the actual house he remodelled was. I was particularly impressed with the visitors...More

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

Hello Barry W - We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit here and thank you for taking the time to post a comment. Yes, it is only a Georgian terraced house but what Mackintosh and Bassett-Lowke have achieved with interior design is wonderful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this little gem, in what is otherwise a town that has very little to recommend it. Can't say I would have wanted to stay too long in some of the more masculine rooms, as a guest, but fascinating all the same. Woukd really recommend...More

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

Hello jackster1 - Thank you for taking the time to post your comments following your recent visit to 78 Derngate. It really is a fascinating place and we are extraordinarily lucky that Mackintosh's wonderful work is available to see in Northampton; the only home in...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Really enjoyed the visit. A great example of art deco at. Impressed with the tour, colours in the rooms, it is worth a visit. This is a must stop when in Northampton. I wish they had more tables in the cafe, we could not extend...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Manchag - So glad you enjoyed your recent visit to 78 Derngate - it is fantastic, isn't it?! Space can be a bit of an issue here, but next time when you visit, make sure you please phone first to book your spot in...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Had a wonderful time at 78 Derngate on Mother’s Day. The house is beautiful and refurbished to reflect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s original design (the only house in England he designed for). The tour was gratefully appreciated with an instructive and friendly guide. After an hour...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your enthusiastic review, we are so glad you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to this fine house; it really is quite a gem! (I like your heading, too - Beauty & the...More

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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
29 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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