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National Trust Lyveden, Northants

August 3 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 4:00 pm

Join Lord John Robartes Regiment of Foote from 10am each day at this intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden.

The National Trust property is now known simply as Lyveden and today includes the renovated Manor House. It is grade one listed and was owned by the Tresham family until 1649 when it was sequestered during the Civil War, because of continued Catholic links. Sometimes referred to as ‘Lyveden Old Bield’, the house is in fact newer than the ‘New Bield’. This refers to the garden lodge at the top of the hill and is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden lodge remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605

Visitors are able to discover the mysterious garden lodge and explore the Elizabethan Garden with spiral mounts, terracing and canals. Moreover, wander through the new orchard, containing many old varieties of apples and pears, or explore the Lyveden Way, a circular path through beautiful meadows, woodland and villages.

Lord John Robartes Regiment of Foote will have their living history camp  in the rear paddock behind the House.  With arena displays and marches from the lodge the history of your visit to Lyveden will be brought to life. This is your chance to experience first-hand, the thrill and excitement of regimental musket volleys, pike drill, with drums and colours and the full panoply of the 17th Century. Soldiers and civilians will be on hand to answer your questions of life during this turbulent period of history.

For all the details and to plan your visit, please see the National Trust website 



August 3 @ 10:00 am
August 4 @ 4:00 pm


Lyveden, Harley Way
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