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Great National Trust property, gardens are particularly colourful at this time of year. Loved the... read more

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Had a lovely visit here, with staff being very happy to give the history. The gardens are well... read more

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We braved the grounds on a rather blustery Sunday afternoon in May and were rewarded with some nice photos.

Unfortunately the house was over-run by poorly supervised children rendering whole areas "no go" and ensuring few photos were salvageable.

Thankfully entry was via a yearly membership so a return visit can be planned at a quieter time so as to enjoy the visit.

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

lovely ruin with plenty of history magnificent gardens right on the north east coast

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

When the National Trust took over we went to visit it had been a number of years since we were last here when we went to a medieval banquet .The work is still going on but seeing the plans were very interesting we will go again soon to see the progress

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

18th Century Mansion built after he Vanburgh built Blenheim Palace in Oxford and Castle Howard in Yorkshire. I just love hearing the stories of the Delaval family,They spent all of their fortune on parties and high living and theatre they would entertain large numbers of guests at the Hall, and play tricks on them as they retired for the evening by removing screens that were on pulleys and caught them in a state of undress. The family also took credit for having genius in the family when Ralph and his brother cut through solid rock to enable the ships to come further into the harbour where the bottles from their bottle works and the coal from nearby collieries could be loaded and exported to various ports by sea. There is a lovely tea room in the magnificent room which used to belong to the stables also worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

I love the history and the stories you get told by the guides.
he Gardens are beautiful, cafe indoors, magnificent veiw up the coast from where the hall is set.
A good day out if you fit it in with a vist to the beach at Seaton Sluice, just down the road or Whitley Bay.

Date of experience: August 2011
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