Delapre Abbey to open its doors for tours

Delapre Abbey
Delapre Abbey

The Friends of Delapre Abbey will open the doors of the historic building next month to provide a number of guided tours.

The group, which has recently been awarded a Your Heritage grant of £47,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to promote the history and heritage of the abbey, will host the event on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a guided tour of the usually closed house, which dates back almost 1,000 years.

Tours will run every half hour from 10am to 4pm on each day and places should be booked in advance by calling the Friends of Delapre Abbey Ltd on Northampton 01604 708675, calling in at the Abbey Tearooms or emailing

There will also be a craft fair in the Coach House over the weekend.

Local crafters can book a table by emailing