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Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval | Whitley bay, Whitley Bay NE26 4QR, England
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Whitley Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Washington, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Seaton Delaval Hall may not be the biggest N.T. property but is a little gem and well worth a visit. Restoration of the main hall is taking place but you can still go in and have a look. The West Wing is open and very interesting and those of us ( like me ) who may have attended the banquets... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The main hall is open to the public but is a building site, undergoing major restoration work. The only furnished part was the West Wing that also housed a collection of paintings of the Astley family, previous owners of the hall. Small gardens with one or two seats, a church next to the gardens was also fenced off for structural... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our visit after hearing so much about the property on the local news...we were not disappointed. Yes it is a work in progress but the enthusiasm and pleasant way in which the staff conducted themselves towards visitors made it a lovely experience. We will definitely return and keep up with the progress at Seaton Delaval.

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Cambridgeshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This National Trust properties shows how places should be run. The staff are helpful and enjoy their job. The cafe is a delight and the west wing which is the inhabitable part is homely. The surprise is that you can enter the main part which is being renovated. The gardens are sumptuous. A gem.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The National Trust is in the process of improving the fabric of the building so do not expect access to all areas currently. The external scaffolding other reviewers mentioned is being taken down, internal scaffolding is still present to allow work on preserving the statutes. Not with standing the works it makes for an interesting visit, explanatory panels or printed... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Don't just go to Delaval hall for the building, but look beyond. Look at the view from the front of the building over farmland to the sea. Wander through the rose garden or take a walk through the formal garden. Follow the footpath to the tiny Norman Church, or just sit and admire this oasis of peace and tranquility. I... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We visited as a family of five for a day here never having been before. To be fair, I was not very impressed. The site is underdeveloped and a definite work in progress. The house as it was is a building site, the building is covered in scaffold, and the grounds outside are not overly extensive. The teashop facility's are... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We visited as a family of five for a day here never having been before. To be fair, I was not very impressed. The site is underdeveloped and a definite work in progress. The house as it was is a building site, the building is covered in scaffold, and the grounds outside are not overly extensive. The teashop facility's are... More

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Longridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Restoration is still taking place, but this in itself is quite interesting. For example, the tour guide explained how the statues underwent x-ray in order to be preserved after the fire. The east wing was more interesting and the staff were very knowledgeable. One of the younger male guides in the dining room kept us very entertained by challenging us... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was really disappointed. The place is a building site at the moment. The west wing was closed, so we couldn't view that. We did get a guided tour of the east wing which was very interesting. If it wasn't for the tour the visit would have lasted about half an hour. There's defiantly room for improvement.

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