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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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Little treasure in Northampton

I was wondering around the town and had discovered the house which topped up out of the blue. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valeriamedici
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Book a guided tour, and an afternoon tea!

This is a very small property, so I would recommend booking yourself on one of the guided tours in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catman1789
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Northampton, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was wondering around the town and had discovered the house which topped up out of the blue. Very well maintained, this is the only building designed by C.R. Mackintosh in England. It's a bit expensive but worth it. Adult £7.50 Students £5 Little cafe...More

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

Hello Valeriamedici - it is quite a surprise, isn't it?! We feel the cost of £7.80 is well worth it considering the fact that this is the only house in England with interiors and remodelling done by the great Charles Rennie Mackintosh!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small property, so I would recommend booking yourself on one of the guided tours in advance of your visit. Without the tour you will probably be through this property very quickly. The property has very limited disabled access. I would also...More

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

Hello Catman1789 - Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent visit to 78 Derngate. It is indeed a small, but perfectly formed, terraced house which doesn't lend itself to easy accessibility but we do have a lift which takes...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited 78 Derngate as part of a day tour. Our guide was a lovely lady, very informative and 'brought the house to life' for us all. It's not large, infact remarkable narrow! but all the rooms were interesting and some of the decor stunning....More

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

Hello Dedicatedtraveller I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit on Tuesday - it was lovely to see you all and welcome you to this incredible house! I will let Chris and Debbie know (not sure which of these two lovely ladies took your group...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This building is not only a piece of history and art, but also serves amazing afternoon tea. This place is worth a visit with someone special or even with a group.More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hello Phillyseats - We are so pleased you enjoyed both aspects of your recent visit to 78 Derngate and The Dining Room! It really is something special here, isn't it?! Hope you got the chance to visit the galleries, as well. Please tell all your...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We visited this with some friends and were made very welcome. The house was fascinating and showed a good range of Charles Renee Mackintosh decorations and an interesting little museum. The tour was great and the guide excellent. It was better having the house tour...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hello Tony B - Thank you so much for sharing some words about your recent visit to 78 Derngate; we really are very lucky to have such a place in Northampton! I wonder what Charles Rennie Mackintosh would have made of all this interest in...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went here for afternoon tea for a friends birthday. The tea was fabulous and plentiful. They catered for gluten free and celeiac. The setting is lovely and the house itself very interesting. A tour is available which we didnt take up but will go back...More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello V4PJM - I am so pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea in The Dining Room - everybody says what a fantastic feast it is! Yes, you must come back another time and take advantage of having a tour of 78 Derngate - the only...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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 24 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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 19 April 2018

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 6 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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 10 April 2018

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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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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