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4. Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens

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Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens

Reputed to be the inspiration for Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’, Cottesbrooke Hall represents a near-perfect example of Queen Anne architecture located in a quite stunning parkland setting. The building dates from 1702 and is home to the Woolavington Collection, one of the finest collections of sporting paintings in the world, with works by George Stubbs and Zoffany. 

The fully restored 18th century gardens contain many fine specimen trees, and a Plant Finders Fair takes place every year in June.

Located just ten miles north of Northampton, Cottesbrooke is famed for the remarkable 18th century landscaping of the Park, its fine furniture, the interior decoration and its beautiful grounds and gardens.
Cakes and refreshments are available in the Old Laundry between 2.30 and 5.00 pm.

Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens Address:
Cottesbrooke Hall
England, UK

Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens Opening Times:
2nd May to the end of September
May and June, Wednesday and Thursday, 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
July, August and September, Thursday, 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Plus Bank Holiday Mondays from May to September, 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Gardens open on Sunday, August 5th 2.00pm – 5.00pm (National Gardens Scheme)

Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens Admission:
Guided tour of House and admission to Gardens
Adults £8.00
Children (aged 5 – 14 years) £3.50
Concessions £6.50
Group price on application (please see note below on group sizes)

Admission to Gardens Only
Adults £5.50
Children (aged 5 -14 years) £2.50
Concessions £4.50
Group price on application (please see note below on group sizes)
Group Sizes
The maximum number of people per tour is 18. Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis’. Tours are conducted by experienced guides who each have a unique understanding of the building and its history
Available in The Old Laundry, 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm
No dogs are allowed

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