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.

“A Cock And Bull Story ... home...”
Review of Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Coxwold
Attraction details
Reviewed June 3, 2011

This was home to Laurence Sterne, an amazing figure in several ways. Today, he is best known for his 'Tristram Shandy' or to give it the full title 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman'; this is said to be the first-ever postmodern novel. Certainly, the narrative is not linear.

It is superb to be able to see what the charitable trust have done in conserving this building; the volunteers in the few rooms open to the public are so knowledgeable and the gardens well worth seeing as well. If you do want an introduction to the 'story', you could view 'A Cock And Bull Story', featuring Rob Bryden and Steve Coogan... oh and Gillian Anderson as the Widow Wadman! This is the movie they said couldn't be made. Personally, and I am no film critic, I think it does real justice to the novel - the film even has Stephen Fry in a cameo role shot in Shandy Hall.

Do bear in mind that the property is only open twice a week - this requires planning!

4  Thank plymouth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (25)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"curio shop"
in 2 reviews
"run museum"
in 2 reviews
"guided tour"
in 2 reviews
in 6 reviews
in 13 reviews
in 12 reviews
in 3 reviews
in 2 reviews
in 8 reviews
in 7 reviews
in 5 reviews

25 - 25 of 25 reviews

Travelers who viewed Shandy Hall also viewed

Coxwold, North Yorkshire
Coxwold, North Yorkshire
Coxwold, North Yorkshire

Been to Shandy 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