We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Visit every season”
Review of Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall
Certificate of Excellence
Driffield
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Visit every season”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

From the snowdrop walk, the gardening festival, music and the christmas decorations, this is a house to enjoy throughout the year.

Helpful?
Thank KateDriffield
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

507 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    297
    143
    42
    11
    14
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
skipton
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Christmas Delight”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

Open from !1am to 5pm. Time your visit so you see the grounds during darkness in order to get see external lighting. Arrive say 1-30 and enjoy a lunch before looking round the the house with its beautiful Christmas decorations. Then as you leave through the grounds enjoy the external lighting.
Gets Christmas off to a great start.
Thought shop was not up to the standard of the rest of the Hall's attractions.

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank tigerSkipton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
La Oliva, Spain
Level Contributor
132 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Magnificent House, beautiful gardens and very good value”
Reviewed October 10, 2011

What a lot of moaning minnies among the other reviews. Ignore them! Burton Agnes is one of the great houses of England, a magnificent Elizabethan mansion full of fantastic treasures, both ancient and modern (the Impressionist art collection is quite something) set in lovely gardens. The staff are friendly and that curse of country-house visiting (the compulsory, deadly guided tour) is mercifully absent here - you can take as long as you want going round from ground floor to attic (all the main rooms are on show) and there's a good and very cheap guide book with info. boards in each room to tell you what you're seeing. And best of all, unlike National Trust houses which are always shrouded in gloom for 'conservation reasons', Burton Agnes is absolutely flooded with light through its enormous Elizabethan windows. We visited on a hot, sunny day day in 2011's Indian Summer and the experience was a delight from beginning to end. And such good value for money.

Visited October 2011
Helpful?
Thank Island-Seeker0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brussels
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A nice house to visit with loads of paintings also from known artists like Renoir.”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

A beautiful landhouse, still is use by the family. Lots of paintings and some embroidery.
Interesting visit, good tea room and lovely museum shops.

Visited September 2011
Helpful?
Thank YvonneBrussels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
yorkshire
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Visited Burton Agnes Hall hoping to enjoy the experience unfortunatley came away very dissapointed. It was not stated beforehand that only half of the house was open to the public as the other half was occupied by the family who's ancesters had built it, the remaining half was in need of renovation it was grubby and in need of a good clean, it seemed as if nothing had been touced for years, having looked around the house we then ventured to the walled garden hoping to see a well kept gem, this to was a shambles it looked like a weed garden nothing was pruned or cut back and the overgrowth was a complete mess masses of dead plants old growth etc which was in great need of a good tidy up, to top it all we went to have lunch at the onsite cafe to find a dead fly in amongst the food on our plate, that was enough we left.
I would not recommend this attraction at all, a dissapointing expensive day out.

Visited September 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank YorkshireElizabeth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Burton Agnes Hall also viewed

Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
 
Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
 

Been to Burton Agnes Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing