Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue
Seaton Delaval
Northumberland
NE26 4QR

+44 0191 237 9100

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Overview

Seaton Delaval Hall is a great house set in its own estate with lovely gardens and a fine collection; yet it is also much more. It is a signpost pointing to the diverse history of a family which acquired land here in the late 11th century.

The house occupies the site of a Norman settlement, and its original Norman chapel remains in use today. Built between 1719 and 1730 for Admiral George Delaval, it is not only the finest house in the north east of England, but also among the finest works of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, one of the masters of English Baroque.

For 900 years, the estate has been a stage for drama, intrigue and romance while the surrounding landscape has fuelled industrial revolution. The house has survived terrible fires, military occupation and potential ruin. Now it provides an amazing space for arts, heritage and the community to come together.


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Ticketing and entry prices for Seaton Delaval Hall

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult - Gift Aid)
1
£7.60
per ticket
Child
(Child - Gift Aid)
1
£3.80
per ticket
Family
(Family - Gift Aid)
4
£19.00
per ticket
Single
(Adult - Standard)
1
£6.80
per ticket
Child
(Child - Standard)
1
£3.40
per ticket
Family
(Family - Standard)
4
£17.00
per ticket
Child
(Group Child)
1
£5.80
per ticket
Single
(Group Adult)
1
£5.80
per ticket

National Trust members go free

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Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence
tripadvisor
20/06/2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!


OliverCyprus, North East England, United Kingdom
We live about 45 minutes away so set out early leaving the dogs behind.That was a bit of a mistake as it did not open until 11.00am which is a bit late however we made the most of our day and journey on to Whitley Bay and then came back to the Hall. My husband is a very keen photographer and found ir very photogenic. The guides were friendly and knowlegeable as were the staff on the entrance. I must also comment on the grounds which were lovely,most especially the rose garden. All in all an excellent day out and would have spent more time there if we had not had to get back for the dogs.
tripadvisor
29/05/2017

Felt ripped off....


drewedmin999, newcastle upon tyne
The major reason for visiting today was "Games Day". We were promised birds of prey, have a go archery, croquet, Giant inflatable slide, face painting, pony rides, balloon modelling and "loads more" On entry we were given the usual hard sell about becoming members. The shock and disbelief when I rejected this was a little embarrassing, and it was disappointing to be asked to join again and again. I'd decided to gift aid my entrance in advance which is a good job as I wasn't offered the cheaper alternative. £19 for 2 adults and a 9 year old would have been expensive without the added "free" bonuses. Alas I discovered much to my disappointment that the "free" event wasn't "free" after all. The 90 second pony ride was £3.00, and then it was £2.00 to hold a bird for 60 seconds. It was also £2.00 to test your strength. The kids got to 'win' a 5p lolly, and the guy running it was so impatient that when the kids struck the hammer down he would push the ball up with a stick to make the bell ring, so each turn lasted no more than 5 seconds. Adults were in for an even rougher deal. If they could make the bell ring 3 times in a row they won.......wait for it.........their money back..... The giant slide was at least free, but it wasn't giant, or even medium sized. It was small, and over crowded. There was no balloon modelling. The advertised have a go archery wasn't there either, and the face painter must have got their days mixed up too. As for "loads more", they mistakenly used the word "loads" when they really meant "nothing". At first I was disappointed at the missing attractions, but then on reflection it probably saved me a tenner. This is my most local NT property and I want it to succeed, but they need to be very careful about advertising correctly and not making people feel short changed. The website specifically labelled todays event as "free but normal admission charges apply". It wasn't free and half of the advertised attractions weren't there. I appreciate this place runs on a tight budget. I understand the money raised goes on restoration too. However today I forked out £33.00 for entrance, 2 bottles of pop, a slice of cake and a tea, a brief pony ride, and a photo with an owl. That's too much.
tripadvisor
09/05/2017

Average


EnglandAnders, England
Quite a lot of consolidation work has been done since the NT got this property but to fulfill its potential it needs restoration rather than conservation and could become a truly inspirational visitor attraction. The cellars had very uneven earth floors and the lighting was too poor to really read the crumpled limited descriptives. The art collections were fascinating but the real gem was the stables, not often the NT leave them alone they're usually turned into shops and cafes, did wonder if you could tie your horse up and visit on horseback rather than polluting vehicles ?? Cafe very disappointing, plastic 1960's furniture, echoing and noisy but worst of all dishwater tea in papercups, soup in papercups with poor quality wood spoons - this is not the NT cafe as we know it. Even being told that a new cafe is being planned is no excuse for this plummet in standards
tripadvisor
18/04/2017

Warmest of welcomes


Simon C, Blackpool, United Kingdom
It's not necessary to tip your cup of soup over you to feel warmly welcomed here. We came once before and were bowled over by the welcome. We walked through the (over ordered) wood plantation soon to be removed to restore a Georgian look. Children are most welcome and well catered for with games and egg hunts. The grounds are extensive and well tended and the gardeners very willing to share information; even now there was plenty to see. The building is a burnt out shell with a functional wing where the last family lived, but the volunteers and staff are the greatest asset. Cheerfully sharing information, enthusiastic and friendly. None more than in the small cafe where imaginative flower displays brighten up the cafe - worth a visit even if you can resist the delicious and generous slices of cake. And the soup - though best taken in the cup. The volunteers make you feel like family - and want to return. 2 drinks + 2 soups + 2 slices of cake £16
tripadvisor
18/04/2017

Amazing Story


Jeanette S,
Fascinating looking at the 'ruined' wing and the 'in tact' wing - helpful and friendly guides with a lot of knowledge of the Hall and the area. Good gardens. Small café which was packed but understand there is to be a new café in a couple of years.

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