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Kiplin Hall

Scorton, Richmond | North Yorkshire, Kiplin DL10 6AT, England
+44 1748 818178
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Lovely House, Grounds and Staff

The House: Human scale and not over restored like some I've seen. The staff, all volunteers, in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Isabelle D
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Yorkshire
Excellent 400 year old country house and grounds

An aesthetically appealing 400 year old Jacobean country manor in excellent condition with many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg072
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Sydney, Australia
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Award-winning Kiplin Hall is unassumingly tucked away between Richmond and Northallerton. This Jacobean Hall has been owned and lived in by direct descendants of King John, Charles II and the Earls of Shrewsbury. This hidden gem was built in 1620 by a local gentleman, George Calvert, who was born in an earlier house that stood close by to the existing Hall. Calvert rose to become Secretary of State to James I, the 1st Lord Baltimore in 1625, and founder of the colony of Maryland in America in 1632. Kiplin's families - the Calverts, Crowes, Carpenters and Talbots - were all related by blood or marriage. As each new owner took up residence, changes were made to the house and possessions added which reflected their individual tastes and interests. A 'Gothic' wing was built in the 1820s, and redesigned in 1887 by the renowned architect, W.E. Nesfield. Agricultural innovations, archaeology, gardening, new inventions, painting, politics, sea-faring and the Arts and Crafts Movement were just some of the interests of different owners during 350 years of the Hall's history. These are reflected in the eclectic mix of furniture, paintings, portraits, scientific instruments and personalia that fill the house, which is now displayed as a comfortable Victorian home.
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“walled garden” (26 reviews)
“tea room” (39 reviews)
“scones” (16 reviews)
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Scorton, Richmond | North Yorkshire, Kiplin DL10 6AT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The House: Human scale and not over restored like some I've seen. The staff, all volunteers, in each room were very knowledgable and obviously loved the place. Their information and explanations were enlightening without being over stuffy. The Tea Room: Good selection of sandwiches &...More

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Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a delightful review. We're so glad you managed to have a good day when you visited. Thank you so much

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An aesthetically appealing 400 year old Jacobean country manor in excellent condition with many restored and fully furnished rooms open to the public. Friendly and informative volunteers in each room to answer questions about the manor. Excellent grounds with lots of wonderful walks and a...More

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Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We're delighted you had such a pleasing visit Many thanks Bronia Gardner

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a May day bank holiday Kiplin Hall provided us with a little bit of serenity away from the traffic and crowds. While the pay area could be a bit slicker and one or two things are a tad amateurish ( paying for your tea/cakes...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to see the many artefacts, pictures and furniture collected by the various families. Lovely gardens - especially the walled garden being bought back to life on a grand scale. Well worth a visit

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Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased you had a good time

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hall itself is absolutely full of paintings and pieces of furniture which are well worth seeing. What makes it special is that also on display are so many personal photos and pieces. The history of the house is very interesting,saved by its last owner...More

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bronia g, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give such a positive feed back and we're delighted that you have had such a good visit. We look forward to your next visit . You're quite right the gardens are beautiful in summer. Best wishes...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Passed this many times but have never been in. My wife and I decided to go. Weather was unsettled so it was good choice. If it rained, do more of the house, if weather good, go outside. Would recommend for family with young children (up...More

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Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time out to leave your review. We're so pleased you had apleasant visit

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kiplin Hall on a very wet day - so didn’t see the lovely gardens & woodland walk. The house was interesting and the attendants were friendly helpful & very knowledgable. The display on the top floor explains the history of the House &...More

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bronia g, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry the weather was inclement when you visited us. l've booked in some good weather for your next visit so you can see the beauty of the gardens. Many thanks for taking the time to give us a good review

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Went to see the snowdrops and thankfully all still out although starting to turn, paid to visit the gardens even though most of the snowdrops are visible from the car park. Not a great time of year but even bearing that in mind it seemed...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

beautiful peaceful place to walk round with the dog on a lead. super vegetable plot to sit and watch the gardens grow. must be wonderful on a sunny day. home grown veg for sale straight from the garden.

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Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thank you so much for your post. You're absolutely right , we're so lucky here, it is a beautiful place. Best wishes Bronia Gardner

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

2nd visit and it's been a few years between.. walked gardens have really come on since then. Did the external walks, staff didn't seem to know much about the loops around the parkland, but managed to work it with a map on leaflets right by...More

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