Facilities at Kirby Hall

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    Free parking for about 30 vehicles, 100 metres from entrance. Car park contains some difficult surfaces for wheelchair users. Disabled visitors can be set down just outside the entrance.

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    Food and Drink

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    Vending machine in the shop serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Some biscuits, crisps and sweets available in the shop.

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    Picnic Area

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    Picnics welcome in the grounds.

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    Shop

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    Small gift shop sells range of English Heritage gifts including sweets, guide books and postcards. Lovely wines which are often available to taste before purchase.

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    Toilets

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    Male, female and disabled toilets. Baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome outside - in the ruined areas, gardens and grounds only.

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    Exhibition

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    Garden exhibition details the history of the garden and its reconstruction.

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    Gardens

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    Take time to wander around the recently restored great gardens. Sir Christopher Hatton the Fourth added the great gardens (described as ‘the finest garden in England’) in the late 17th century. They have been recreated as they may have appeared at that time, with elaborate period style ‘cutwork’, statues, urns, seating, topiary and other features.

    The Parterre Garden is a recreation of the type of garden that would have been here in 1690. There are a number of benches around the site. Most of the paths are of compacted gravel. In the parterre they are loose gravel.

    Kirby Hall is known for its friendly peacocks that roam freely. Please do not feed them.

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    Audio Tours

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    Audio tour included in the admission price. It guides visitors through the house and gardens, accompanied by commentaries from experts in garden history, conservation and country houses.

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    Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes

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    Please be aware

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    Gently undulating site.

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    Holiday Cottages

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    Peacock Cottage (sleeps four).

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Kirby Hall

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Off Kirby Lane, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EN
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