Opening times for 4 December 2023
Asset Opening time Lyveden 11:00 - 16:00 Lyveden manor café 11:00 - 15:30
Last entry to Lyveden is one hour before closing.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.90 £9.00 Child £5.00 £4.50 Family £24.80 £22.50 Family One Adult £14.90 £13.50 Group Adult £8.10 Group Child £4.00
Accessible parking: 100 yards. Partly accessible grounds, grass and uneven paths, limited benches around the site. Accessible toilet located at the manor. Designated accessible parking available close to visitor reception. Limited availability of mobility scooter hire.
Accessible route and/or map
Powered mobility vehicle available
Braille (guide or menu)
Braille guide available from Visitor Reception
Uneven grass paths throughout the site
Powered mobility vehicle and manual wheelchair available for visitors
Level access to food outlet
off A6116. From Oundle take A427
Parking: free, 100 yards
Lyveden Way passes though Lyveden and connects with Wadenhoe and Fermyn Woods
Kettering 10 miles
from Northampton train station to Peterborough train station
Lyveden is a three pawprint rated place. Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the garden at Lyveden and on the ground floor of the Manor. Share your day with your dog as you explore woodland and the Northamptonshire countryside together.
Step inside the manor to discover Lyveden's intriguing story in the exhibition space or relax with a book in the 'Common Room'.
Lyveden's unfinished Elizabethan lodge is filled with symbolism that only Tresham's Catholic contemporaries would have understood.
A rare Elizabethan relic and one of the country’s oldest garden landscapes. Complete with terraces, spiral mounts, moats and orchard.
Lyveden manor café
Light lunches, sandwiches, drinks and homemade cakes are available in the café. There is seating both inside and outside. Dogs are welcome.
The garden and lodge are surrounded by restored hay meadows. Providing food and shelter to pollinating insects, birds and small mammals.
Lovingly curated by our volunteers, you're bound to find your next page-turner nestled on the shelves of our second-hand bookshop.
Join Marion Leeper by the fire this Hallowe'en season for some traditional, spooky stories.
The Tudors made sure to keep troublesome Halloween spirits away by lighting bonfires. Join us around the firepit this October for a spot of campfire cooking.
The Tudors believed that wearing masks would protect them from any unruly spirits roaming the earth on Halloween night. Use natural materials to create your own mask to scare off any trouble makers this Halloween.
With a grand manor house to see, plan your visit here, with historical talks, information on the garden design and our temporary exhibition space there's plenty to see and do.
From making friends with a bug to adventures in the great outdoors, there's something for everyone at Lyveden.
With a garden to explore, seasonal highlights to discover and an audio guide to learn the story of Tresham’s unfinished house, there’s lots to do at Lyveden.
Join us at Lyveden to embrace a simpler, more natural way to celebrate the festive season, inspired by our Tudor predecessors.
Throughout the day sample a Christmas Basket of Delights: choose an item from Marion’s basket and hear the warm, wintry story attached.
Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age.
Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605.
There are tranquil moats, viewing terraces and an Elizabethan orchard to explore, as well as an enigmatic garden lodge covered in religious symbols. The full extent of Sir Thomas's symbolic design remains unexplained to this day.
Our audio guide describes Sir Thomas’s dream and how it all ended in a nightmare for the Tresham family with their involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.
Lyveden is also the perfect starting point to explore the Lyveden Way, a circular path through beautiful meadows, woodland and villages.
Discover how religious persecution, treason and debt stopped Tresham’s vision from being fulfilled and why Lyveden stands as a reminder of his act of quiet and creative rebellion.