Situated within the beauty of the East Northamptonshire countryside, Deene Park is a real hidden gem.

Deene Park is a largely sixteenth century house and has been the much-loved home of the Brudenell family 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. The Tudor Great Hall features a fi ne hammer beam roof made of sweet chestnut and a refectory table with matching benches which date to the 1500’s. There is an impressive collection of family portraits and possessions on display, including uniforms and memorabilia from the Crimean War and the preserved head and tail of the 7th Earls famous charger Ronald.

To the south and west of the family home visitors can explore the tranquil formal gardens which have been developed since the mid-20th century. Immediately to the south of the house is a large parterre designed by David Hicks. Planted in 1990, low box hedges enclose formal planting that gives colour throughout the year in relaxing shades of blue, purple, and white. The gardens horticultural renaissance, which includes long borders, old fashioned roses, specimen trees and pleasure grounds, has clothed the bare bones of historical structures, bringing colour and form where there had previously been only expansive lawn.

The gardens are currently open on Sundays, bank holiday Mondays and Thursdays. The House will reopen, subject to the governments Covid-19 roadmap, on Sunday 23rd May. Until social distancing restrictions are lifted admission to both the House and the Gardens will be by pre-booked tickets only.

Please visit the website for a full list of 2021 opening times, prices and to book admission tickets

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

Deene Park - Steeped in Elegance and History