Free car park. Disabled drivers can park near the hall entrance; disabled passengers can be set down near the hall entrance. Gravel car park 250m from the main entrance, plus an overflow carpark in a nearby field. Capacity for approx. 300 vehicles. Please note there is no parking available up at the Hall on Event Days.
Food and Drink
The Garden Tea Rooms serve high quality Yorkshire food using the best local, fresh ingredients. We offer a children's selection on the menu.
In fine weather, you can enjoy the tranquillity of the hall from the outdoor seating on the Tea Terrace.
Facilities for large groups available.
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.
Shop selling a wide range of heritage themed gifts, including books and gardening items.
Male and female toilets are located in a separate toilet block 50 metres from the Hall. Disabled toilets are located in the adapted toilet block 50 metres from the Hall.
No dogs allowed but assistance dogs welcome.
Inside this beautiful Victorian country house almost everything has been left exactly as it was when it was still a family home. Possessions that took more than 130 years to gather together, from the grandest piece of furniture to family mementoes and humble domestic items, are still in their original places.
There is an exhibition detailing the history of the property and the gardens.
The extensive, beautiful grounds are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature. These have been restored to their full Victorian splendour, and feature a colourful array of seasonal plantings and displays.
The flower garden displays a fine selection of period bedding plants, while romantic views from the restored summerhouse take in both the formal gardens and the pleasure grounds.
Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell.
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Male and female toilets are located in a separate toilet block, 50 metres from the Hall.
- Bottle/Food Warming
- Children's Cutlery
- Child Sized Portions
- Children's meals are available.
- Play Areas / Adventure Playground
- New adventure playground including model wooden yacht.
- Pushchairs Allowed
- Yes, but please note that prams, pushchairs and back carriers for babies are not allowed in the fragile interiors of the Hall.
- Pre-booked education visits available.
- Family Learning
- Child friendly events throughout the year, please see Events page for details. There is also a new children's play area located in the gardens.
Please be aware
Traffic on site is limited to a golf buggy for mobilty impaired people between the car park and hall and for access to the disabled parking directly outside the Hall. Handrails only on internal stairs.
Commercial Photography and Filming
No photography allowed in the Hall itself.
English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.
We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.
We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to Filming Locations for more information and contacts.