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“Lovely Day Out”
Review of Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely Day Out”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens whilst staying in Bridlington. The Hall itself was beautiful with some amazing plaster work on the ceiling and walls. There are extensive gardens with vegetables, flowers and large scale games for the kids [although I did have a go at Snakes and Ladders!] there is a garden centre and shops and a cafe. It was a lovely day and ice creams were selling fast from the renovated 1950.s ice cream van. Burton Agnes is a great place to go for a relaxing day out

Visited August 2013
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English first
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Timed it just right for annual fete!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Had a great visit to Burton Agnes today. Unexpected surprise was their annual fete which was on this weekend. Loads of activities for all of the family including kids rides,magic shows and face painting. The dress up characters (Toy Story's Woody and Buzz and Hello Kitty),were fantastic and made such a fuss of the kids. As well as the fete, we also had a walk along the brilliant forest trail looking for the hidden creatures.

Visited August 2013
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North Yorkshire
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Day out”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Great combination of two very interesting buildings and some lovely gardens. The Walled Garden was very interesting and cleverly laid out and the open areas around the house had lovely views and a great wild flower garden. The Hall itself was fascinating with some wonderful architectural features and art work. The Old Hall and treadmill were also interesting. Nice courtyard cafe surrounded by plants for sale and a picnic area next to the children's play area.
Not to be missed if you are in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the best attractions in East Riding”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I can't believe I have lived in Hull for over 20 years and never been to Burton Agnes Hall. There was a 2 for 1 voucher in the Hull Daily Mail (£9 for adult admission to Hall and Gardens) so decided to give it a go. It was a beautiful sunny day so that made the day even better. I would highly recommend doing both the hall and gardens.
The highlights of the house for me were: it still feels like a family home that is lived in and loved; the carvings in the entrance hall are outstanding; the art collections are amazing - the long gallery at the top of the house in particular; a beautifully carved wooden staircase; and the King James bedroom.
The highlights of the garden were: a wonderful walled garden absolutely crammed full of a massive variety of plants and flowers; a maze (which was more difficult than we thought) with a human sundial at it's centre; a giant board games garden - a great idea for the kids; and a fabulous vegetable garden.
The woodland walk is definitely worth a stroll - it offered some shade from the heat but also offered some unexpected surprises - look out for the giant spider's web, caterpillars, and various wooden woodland creatures!
There is also the original Norman manor house and village church to visit.
We had a visit to the tea rooms / café before leaving for home and I have to say that all the items on offer looked yummy - we settled for a coffee and a slice of cake (which were homemade). The courtyard shop also sells the produce grown in the garden and seedlings if you fancy taking something home with you.
I would 100% recommend a visit - a great day.

Visited August 2013
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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572 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Good Visit”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Visited here today on a nice sunny day. We paid £8.50 entrance charge for the house and gardens. It is an Elizabethan House. It was very interesting house with plenty to see including new pieces and paintings. The gardens were beautiful in full flower. There is also a Norman Manor House on the same site which is worth a look, a classic pond with water lilies and fish. Burton Agnes church is also open to visitors. The gift shops were well stocked. Had dinner in the courtyard cafe which was very nice, soup and a sandwich £6.95 on granary bloomer bread. Also had a cake and a pot of tea £20.65 in total which was worth every penny. Toilets clean and tidy and a large car park.

Visited August 2013
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