Having recently joined the National Trust we thought we'd visit Gunby hall as it's not too far from home. As the previous poster has said, the gardens are fantastic with lots of herbaceous borders, vegetable plots and beautiful lawns. The gardens are full of colour with butterflies, bees and other insects in abundance, we were very impressed with how much there is to see as far as the garden is concerned. The17th century house is modest but none the less beautiful with a Victorian extension. All guides we met were informative and friendly. There is a reasonably priced second hand book shop on the way out of the house. There is short walk around the grounds and down to the little church, which incidentally is locked. I think there are longer walks outside the gardens but no maps available to say how long the walks are or what there is to see en route.
The biggest disappointment for us was the lack of food... the guide book says 'Courtyard Tea room offering homemade food, cakes as well as hot and cold drinks. We left home intending to eat there before we looked around and all that was on offer was cake..... not really adequate! We've visited other NT properties with better small kiosks than this so very poor show on the café front. The other half did have cake and said it was delicious but come on this is not really up to NT standards.
It's very reasonably priced to enter the gardens and house if you're not a member and it's a lovely place to visit and have a picnic which is what we'll do next time we go.
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