Holdenby House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Holdenby House, Holdenby, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8DJ

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Once the largest private house in England and subsequently the palace of James I and prison of Charles I, Holdenby has as special atmosphere all of its own.

It's suite of elegant state rooms overlooking the Grade I listed gardens and rolling countryside make it a magnificent venue for corporate events, dinners and meetings, as well as an idea location for filming. Couples continue to choose Holdenby as an enchanting venue for weddings creating a truly memorable day.

With the falconry centre based at Holdenby visitors can arrange to visit the centre and arrange for displays of the impressive birds.

Guided House & Garden Tours by arrangement.

Parking limited for coaches.

Education/School Visits: 6 times Sandford Award Winner.

Suitable for dogs on leads.

Tea Room open alongside garden opening hours. Light lunches, hot/cold drinks, cake, afternoon tea by appointment.

Children's play area




Holdenby Festive Gift Fair Sat 9th & Sun 10th November 2019 - see more details at: https://www.holdenby.com/events/events-diary/holdenby-festive-gift-fair

Guide Prices

Adult £8.50, Child £4.50, Concessions £7.50, Family (2+2) £24.
Prices will vary on special event days. Please see our website for details.




  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Dogs on Lead Only - Medical assistance dogs only
  • Gift shop

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided tours by arrangement


Opening Times

2020 Garden Opening Times (1 Apr 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
Season (18 Apr 2021 - 10 Oct 2021)
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* Please see website for full opening dates and times, house openings and special events.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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