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Northamptonshire stately home is Covid compliant and opening its gardens for summer

An historic Northamptonshire stately home is opening its gardens for the summer after ensuring it is Covid-19 compliant.

Tickets for summer Sundays in Holdenby House gardens went on sale this week.

Visitors will be able to tour the beautiful gardens at the house where Charles I was held captive while he awaited his fate at the hands of the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War.

The falconry centre will also be open.

Holdenby has recently been one of only eight British stately homes to be on TV in both the UK & US in An American Aristocrat’s Guide to the Great Estates on the Smithsonian Channel.

“ We have missed our visitors and are really delighted to be opening again” said Holdenby’s owner, James Lowther.

“We’ve put in a lot of hard work to get the gardens ready and to do so in a way that is enjoyable, safe and fully Covid compliant.”

A one way system will be in force around the Grade I gardens including the working Kitchen Garden,  Silver & Fragrant borders , King Charles’ Walk as well as the original Base Court Arches from where Charles was taken away in 1647.

“To keep our visitors and staff safe,  the experience of going round Holdenby may be little different from before but we really believe no less fascinating. Connie’s Vintage Tea caravan will be providing refreshments to enjoy after the visit,” said Mr Lowther.

Gardens open 11-4pm every Sunday from August 2nd to September 27th. and August Bank Holiday MondayPre-booked tickets available to buy online from July 20th through www.holdenby.com.

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