Park Inn by Radisson Northampton

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Discovering 78 Derngate

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was Scotland's leading architect in the early 20th century, but how did it come about that he designed a house in England? Visit the award-winning 78 Derngate House and find out for yourself.

78 Derngate is the only example of Mackintosh's work outside Scotland, and his unique architectural style and vision shines through. His use of lines, symmetry, vibrant colour and light are very distinct and this is one of a few original sites to see his work. Much of the design would not be out of place in a house today. To ensure you don't miss a thing during your visit, join a guided tour at no extra cost. The guides are full of information that will maximise your experience, as you learn lots of quirky facts along the way.

Who is Charles Rennie Mackintosh?

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a gifted architect with a very specific and innovative style, especially for his time. His work is still admired and replicated across the globe. To strengthen his career, Mackintosh left Scotland behind and moved to London with his wife in 1914. His timing was not the best for the artist, as Britain was soon at war, meaning construction work was on hold. However, in 1916, W.J. Bassett-Lowke, who had recently restored his (now grade II listed) house on 78 Derngate, commissioned Mackintosh to remodel and design the interior. Little did he know his work would still be admired almost 100 years after his death.

78 Derngate is located just 800 m from the Park Inn by Radisson Northampton and is absolutely worth a visit if you are an art lover. Combine your visit with a traditional afternoon tea, followed by a trip to the gift shop where you can pick up a 78 Derngate souvenir guide and Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs and items.