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Ormesby Hall

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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National Trust property local history.

Interesting local history. New exbition Dear Mrs Perryman project" letters written by mother's... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
naomi c
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Lovely house with splendid volunteers and staff

Visited with my wife and spent a few hours wondering the house and grounds. Lovely dog walks and an... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Robtt
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The Pennyman family's intimate 18th-century mansion. Alongside the Georgian mansion, Victorian kitchen and laundry, there are beautiful gardens and estate walks to explore. We also have permanent model railway displays.
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West Lodge Ladgate Lane | West Lodge, Middlesbrough TS3 0SR, England
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

What a remarkable place and so much had been done for Halloween seeing it by candle light amazing. The children that we're there loved it. A great cafe too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul D
Ormesby H, Manager at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you Paul D, we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to visit. A little pricey but probably worth it. The grandkids had a great time. The witch in the kitchen was both entertaining and funny. A few garden games were out and the kids and adults enjoyed them.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve S
Ormesby H, Manager at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for your review Steve S, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your witchy visit. The support from our visitors really does help with the conservation of the house, to keep it open to the public and for all to enjoy. So...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ormesby Hall with our four children. The staff were amazing. They were really helpful and informative. They looked as though they really loved their jobs. The Hall was dressed for Halloween and was candlelit. The kids thought it was great and so did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ormesby H, Manager at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you Jonathan W, what a lovely review. We are so pleased that you and your four children enjoyed your visit, and that you found the staff and volunteers helpful and informative. We all take great pride in our roles and it is lovely to...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I stopped here with my mum & two young children. It was a beautiful autumnal day & quiet in the car park. All staff were friendly and helpful, directed us to the baby change toilet & also gave tips on what would be enjoyable. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Interesting local history. New exbition Dear Mrs Perryman project" letters written by mother's who's son's died in the war. Makes you think of the women left to manage once their son or husband died

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank naomi c
Ormesby H, Manager at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for your review Naomi c. The Dear Mrs Penny project is very moving isn't it, really makes you think. We are pleased you enjoyed visiting and hearing their stories.

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

One of the smaller NT properties. A small garden and a cosy hall. A warm welcome from the volunteers. A small tea room which serves light refreshments. A must visit if you like modern railways as the top floor has a couple of rail layouts....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Even though we are NT members we visited this place for the first time in one of their open days. The building was beautiful and lots to see. My husband and 10y/o daughter loved the train sets and my teenage nephew enjoyed playing croquet on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ormesby H, Business Support Co-ordinator at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback Toni. We are so pleased you enjoyed our property and we hope you see you soon.

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The house is nice enough but the lack of signage makes it a bit frustrating. There'll be a sign for something pointing toward a door, then no more signs but more than one way to go. Locked or closed doors with no sign on so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Visited with my wife and spent a few hours wondering the house and grounds. Lovely dog walks and an interesting and historic house. The cafe is very poor though. A very limited menu and a choice of a dark and dingy indoor room or sit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robtt
Ormesby H, Food and Beverage Manager at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for your comments regarding our tearoom at Ormesby Hall. We encourage all feedback both good and bad as it plays a vital part in highlighting our successes and also areas we can improve on. Regarding your comments - we purchased the outdoor furniture...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Easy to follow the trip through the rooms but had to fight over the information sheets as there was only one copy per room. That apart well maintained and some interesting pieces to view. Model train enthusiasts will appreciate the working layouts on display. Did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike B
Ormesby H, Front Office Manager at Ormesby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback regarding just one information sheet and will look into producing more to cope with busier periods, thank you for your feedback.

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Rosie H
August 29, 2018|
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Response from Ormesby H | Property representative |
Thank you for your question Rosie H. We do have a small selection of National Trust shop items, however our shop is in the process of being moved into a larger area with a greater selection of items. We hope that this will... More
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AngelaCMiddlesbrough
August 27, 2018|
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Response from NunningtonHall |
Hi, the hall and car park closes at 5pm, but access to the estate is past that time but only by walking.
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O9359ZNcarlar
July 14, 2018|
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Response from 62cheryld | Reviewed this property |
There is a large park area with croquet and a table tennis table. There are lots of children activities over the summer but I would check online as to what they are and when. On the top floor there is two rooms filled with a... More
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