Skip to Content
this week
Discounts & Offers

Holdenby House

Once Elizabethan England’s greatest house

Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house.

Holdenby subsequently became the Palace and then the prison of King Charles I. Today the house incorporates a wing of the old Palace and is surrounded by stunning Grade I listed gardens, which have been replanted by Rosemary Verey and Rupert Golby. 

Holdenby Gardens and Icarus Falconry Centre are open every weekend from 2nd April – 25th September (see  website for details). Icarus Falconry Centre, located within the old walled garden, has an impressive collection Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Buzzards, Owls & Vultures which do special displays on open days together with their new British Wildlife Collection including Roxy the Fox, Norma the hedgehog and Neil & Neon the rats. 

The House is open by appointment to groups and on special event days, specified on their website. Holdenby is also a magnificent venue for weddings, events and corporate functions. Its Heritage Education Programme has won more awards than any other house in the country and it has appeared many times on TV, including as Satis House In the BBC’s “Great Expectations“.  

Contact & Opening Times

NN6 8DJ|
[email protected]|
01604 770074

Gardens & Falconry Centre open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 April – 25 September 11am to 4pm except on Bank Holidays when open on Sundays and Mondays. 

For other Bank Holiday details, please see website.

All enquiries for weddings, corporate events, films & house tours should go to [email protected] or telephone 01604 770074.

Schools enquiries: 01604 770786 or email [email protected].


Explore the area

Click the pins on the map to see other attractions nearby

Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Pet friendly
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Couples
  • The whole family
  • Young children
  • Teenagers
  • Group tours
  • Coach parking
  • Wheelchair access

Similar places of interest

  • Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house.

  • An extraordinary country house retreat surrounded by 2,000 acres of visually stunning parkland, this surrounding natural beauty is matched by the historic architecture and interiors of...

  • A magnificent Grade I listed country house hotel, Rushton Hall is nestled in 25 acres of immaculate grounds and splendid 16th Century surroundings near Kettering.   This historic...

Lets be Social

Follow us on Instagram for what's here, what's on, news & events from our wonderful partners.

Your login details have been used by another user or machine. Login details can only be used once at any one time so you have therefore automatically been logged out. Please contact your sites administrator if you believe this other user or machine has unauthorised access.