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Steeped in Elegance and History

If you are looking for somewhere to explore this summer and you enjoy delightful gardens and the history of a stunning country house then Deene Park should most certainly be on your list of places to visit.

Located in the stunning countryside of East Northamptonshire, this largely sixteenthcentury house has been the family home of the Brudenell’s since 1514.  Built around a courtyard, with important rooms added during the reign of George III, it was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan of whom the most notable was the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava in 1854.  The house has grown in size as generations have made their own mark through the years, providing visitors with an interesting yet complementary mixture of styles.  There is a considerable collection of family portraits and possessions on display, including uniforms and memorabilia from the Crimean War.

To the south and west of the family home visitors can explore the glorious gardens, which include long borders, old fashioned roses, specimen trees, lakes and pleasure walks. Close to the house there is also a parterre designed by David hicks in the 1990s.  Recent additions to the formal garden include the tranquil White Garden, a secluded spot dedicated to the memory of Robert Brudenell’s parents, and the Golden Garden, inspired by Charlotte Brudenell’s love of warm and vibrant colours.

The house and gardens are open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from May 5th until 1st September and every Wednesday in September.  The gardens are also open midweek Monday to Thursday from 6th May to 29th August.

During house and garden open days visitors can also visit the shop and browse a wide variety of plants and gifts, and the Old Kitchen Tea Room for afternoon refreshments.

Deene Park, NN17 3EG Tel: 01780 450278 •
Deene Park can be found off the A43,  12 miles from Stamford and 6 miles north east of Corby.  Postcode for  Satnav NN173EG. 

 Deene Park May 2019