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Pleasant short visit

Opening at 11am this hall is good shirt visit venue. Lack of signs in the grounds but eventually... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BigAlNorthampton
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England, United Kingdom
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Absolutely sublime visit

Most impressed with our recent visit to the glorious kelmarsh hall and gardens ! Upon arrival we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tessdog123
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Visited on the National Lottery Thanks to You weekend in May 2018 (free entry with a lottery ticket). I was very impressed by the new below stairs interpretation which the Heritage Lottery Fund had paid for. The gardens were also lovely. The food and cakes in the café were excellent, and although it was very busy the staff were polite and friendly.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit on Sunday. Even though it is still a bit early in the season the gardens were very nice. Lots of tulips and bluebells out. Pleasant walk throught the woods and round the lake. The house was very intesting and the people in the rooms were full of information. The servants quarters below stairs were especially good, lots to see. We had a nice lunch in the cafe very reasonably priced. Lovely home made cake. Will be going again a bit later in the year to see the dahlias.

Thank poppy463
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The hall is a really striking looking building as you approach it ( especially with the chestnut trees in front of it in blossom as they were when we visited),Loved looking around the house and exploring the below stairs exhibition of servants working lifes and where they lived.
The gardens were a delight, especially the walled garden and lakeside walk. The lake currently has both a swan and a canada goose nesting on the water.
After our walk we had a lovely cake and coffee in the tea shop.
The only downside about our visit was that after arriving about 20 minutes before opening (having driven for one and a half hours to get there) we asked a young girl if we could use the toilets she helpfully said yes. After using them and while waiting for my partner an older woman asked what i was doing and when i told her told me to "wait outside". My partner then exited the toilet a couple of minutes later and when asked told the woman she was waiting for me the woman then barked at her" hes outside".
The rest of the staff were alll lovely and friendly its just a shame the only only rude and unwelcomeing person we met at kelmarsh is on your entrance/reception desk

Thank walkingboots2016
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating place to visit especially since the servants quarters have recently been opened. Wheelchair access is pretty good to the majority of the hall and a new lift has been installed this year giving access to all the floors that are open. Informative, helpful & friendly staff, along with lovely tea & homemade cakes made the visit with my elderly Godmother a great success. We will definitely be back to explore the gardens when the weather improves!

1  Thank TickTockFalls
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Opened with assistance from the heritage lottery this offers a fascinating insight into life below stairs in a real country estate. The butlers pantry, bedrooms, wine cellars and laundry - all as they were! Absolutely fabulous and still smelling the coal and brewers yeast even after so many years! Interaction points give a greater depth as you meet the staff.
Well done Kelmarsh! Loved it!

Thank Del-Gregory
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