Seaton Delaval Hall

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Seaton Delaval Hall
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Caitlin N
London, United Kingdom16 contributions
Jan 2022
My partner and I are regular visitors of this hall as it is a nice place by the sea to visit occasionally. While we are happy that the scaffolding has finally gone from the building, why, oh why did you choose to develop the main toilets into one room of unisex cubicles?

I do not want to share toilets with men.

The new cafe, however, is nice.
Written January 5, 2022
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frankjorduk
Grange-over-Sands, UK219 contributions
Dec 2021
I suppose I could have been critical of this facility in that it is just a shell of a building and so there is not a great deal to see except for walls, floors and ceilings.
But, what made it come alive and be absolutely fascinating was talking to the staff, both full time and volunteers. They made the building come to life and the history was incredibly interesting .One small fact I remember is that the family owners also ran the largest bottle factory in the country at one time.
To get the most from this attraction you must engage with the staff as they made the customer experience invigorating and they were all extremely enthusiastic when spoken to.
They also make the local area come to life and they show how the house and its owners affected the community and the area in general
A really good experience
Written December 30, 2021
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Antony B
London, UK359 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Interesting historic building, ruined by fire many years ago. Very atmospheric, but could do with a bit more explanation through some signs. The gardens are nice to walk around, even on a grey, drizzly day like we had.
The staff were all lovely, and very helpful. We had a delicious lunch in the Brewhouse Café, with freshly cooked scones and a nice coffee. It’s well worth stopping by to refuel here!
Written December 30, 2021
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Andrew
2 contributions
Nov 2021
Absolutely brilliant. The excellent well informed and enthusiastic "room stewards" are super helpful.

This fascinating ruin is brought back to life with a great project of lifting the curtain promising even more to come.

Significantly exceeded my expectations. Cold rainy day so we skipped the grounds.

It's was not a long visit but probably one of the most intriguing properties I visited, rivaling Cragside for fascination.
Written November 4, 2021
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Neil S
Bishop Middleham, UK292 contributions
Oct 2021
Stunning 18th century hall! The unique thing about it, is that because of fire damage what you've got is the skeleton of a building which is both fascinating and beautiful.

Arriving from Seaton village you sweep round a right hand band and boom there's the Hall on the right. A real wow moment. If you know Castle Howard and Blenheim particularly you'll recognise it as one of Van Burgh's designs, though he died before he could see it completed.

This is a unique property, half way between a historic house and a ruin, the focus is on the building and the gardens. There was a fire in 1814 which destroyed the roof and much of the house leaving the central building. It is like the skin has been removed and you can see the beauty beneath. You can wander the mysterious basement and the grand ground and first floors taking in the atmosphere. We found the guides to be wonderfully enthusiastic and helpful.

The grounds are tight - dividend into four: there's the south lawn which is open for play, there are balls and other activities scattered about; there's wild wooded area and a seperate play area for children and a formal garden. This is not large but interesting - a curving herbaceous border leads to a 'secret' garden whilst there is a beautifully structured and graceful partier.

The cafe was good - drinks were a bit of a challenge, had to wait but the quality and the scone were excellent. Only there for a couple of hours but could easily have spent more
Written October 10, 2021
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Kelvyn J
Penrith, UK8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Good: spectacular building
Bad: plain rude staff on arrival. Couldn't care less staff in cafe.
Missing: a few information boards rather than trying to sell people books? There were a couple of elderly ladies telling people the odd thing or two, but not very engaging to wander around on your own.
Written October 1, 2021
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TheDsCumbria
Cumbria65 contributions
Sep 2021
Parked here and went for a 6 mile walk before returning and visiting the hall. The National Trust are still renovating the property, so will be magnificent when completed. The history of the hall is very interesting. Lovely gardens. Nice tea rooms; would have preferred proper crockery rather than paper cups and plates.
Written September 25, 2021
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cdmUK
UK49 contributions
Sep 2021
we went on Heritage fortnight. The guided tour was fantastic, centering on how the NT had worked on the building and grounds. Very iteresting trip. Highly recommended
Written September 13, 2021
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Beckylaura1990
Northallerton, UK22 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was a beautiful place with gorgeous grounds, the gardens were beautiful, and the box of sporting equipment was great, we played tennis on the field for 15 minutes, which helped stretch out our 1 hour trip...

There were no signs anywhere to tell you what you were looking at, all rooms were empty and bare, we got around the place in less than an hour and gained no knowledge of who even lived there. Unfortunately our 'welcome' by the receptionist was very cold and unwelcoming.

A dissapointing trip which could have been made so much better with signage and some filling the rooms with some sort of furniture or decor to help bring the place to life.
Written August 29, 2021
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DaveNunn
Deeping St James, UK115 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Thankfully we are NT members, so glad we hadn’t paid the £26 entrance fee. Very few rooms open in the hall whilst being restored, so total bare inside. Would have been better if there were some small signage saying what each room was.

Gardens OK but nothing to write home about compared to other NT properties. Paths around the property were OK, but again no signage
Written August 9, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM