The Hall contains a wealth of outstanding furniture, books and paintings collected by the Isham family. Most were bought during the third Baronet’s Grand Tour of Europe, in the 1670s. They include portraits by Van Dyck, Kneller, Lely and others.

Hall and Garden Opening Times

Guided tours of the Hall every Wednesday and Thursday from 4th April to 10th October 2010. The house opens at 2.00pm for guided tours at 2.15 and 3.00pm.
Non Guided tours of the house, the house opens at 2.00pm and last admission is 4.00pm on the following dates:
April 4/5
May 2/3/29/30/31
August 29/30
October 9/10

Private guided tours of the Hall at other times by arrangement.

Gardens only between 2.00pm – 5.00pm on any day that the Hall is open to the general public.
Admission for the Hall and Gardens
Adult £7.50, Senior Citizen £7.00, Children (11-18) £2.50
Admission for Gardens only
Adult £4.00, Senior Citizen £3.50, Children (11-18) £2.00


Teas are served in the Victorian Dining Room during opening hours for hall visitors only.

Disabled Access

Is available to the ground floor of the house via the garden door. Please notify a member of staff on arrival if you wish this access to be opened. A disabled toilet is available in the lavatory block at the front of the Hall.

Agricultural Museum

The Hannington Vintage Tractor Club operates a working museum on fair days and static exhibitions on other times. This is FREE of charge.


The Hall is set in tranquil gardens, enclosed by a spacious park. Of the gardens originally laid out in 1655, by Gilbert Clarke, only the surrounding banks and large wrought iron gates still remain.

There are several sycamores and cedars, which were planted in the 1820s by Mary Isham, a redoubtable Irish Lady, responsible for the planting in the surrounding parkland.

Sir Charles Isham, the son of Mary Isham, inherited his mother’s love of gardening and it is his English eccentricity which characterises the gardens in their present form.

He planted the Irish yews to make the Eagle Walk, so called because it then led to a cage of eagles. He also created the Italian garden in front of the Drawing Room windows and planted the climbing wisteria which still thrives today.

Sir Charles is responsible for the remarkable rockery which is the earliest alpine garden in England, rising like a ruined castle and 24 feet tall. Sir Charles peopled it with miniature figures, the world’s first garden gnomes. The only remaining original is on view in the Hall.

Today the gardens include extensive herbaceous borders and shrubbery walks containing some rare and interesting plants.

Group Visits

Bookings can be taken for private groups to visit the Hall for a guided tour at any time by prior appointment, subject to availability.

There is no minimum number for a private visit but the minimum charge is £150
Parties will tour the Hall in groups of approximately 16 visitors per guide. Access to the gardens & Farm Museum is unguided so that visitors may visit at their leisure. The parish church opposite the Hall is also well worth a visit.

Morning coffee and biscuits, light lunches and afternoon teas are available if pre-booked. A menu is included in the information pack. To discuss a visit and receive an information pack please telephone 01604 686272.

For any further details on any of our activities please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Lamport Hall Preservation Trust Limited,
Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD

Telephone: (01604) 686272
Facsimile: (01604) 686224

If you are intending to visit Lamport Hall using satellite navigation please enter NN6 9EZ in order to be directed to our main entrance.

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