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 Excellence
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.
tripadvisor
16/04/2017

almost destroyed by fire but now "rising from the ashes"


JOHN04LEEDS, Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
Visited on Saturday and was very surprised by just how much of the hall was remaining - although admittedly only a shell at least the roof has been restored so the hard work of restoring the remainder of the hall and the other related areas can begin. Suppose will take many years to complete but will be interesting to revisit to see the work progressing. Meanwhile the gardens are worth a visit - some lovely borders and adjacent small woodland to appreciate which will be good no matter what time of the year.
tripadvisor
02/04/2017

First visit


Michael S, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
I've heard of it, seen pictures of it and remember seeing it in a scene in 80's TV favorite Geordie Racer. It's another one of those places in the area that is there but have never been too. Recently becoming national trust members we're hammering the sites locally before venturing further afield. The hall site is quite small to some national trust but has plenty to offer to fill i would say a good half day. This is very much a work in progress site as it is being restored whilst being open. You can visibly see where work is being done and they have signs up about how far the restoration has come as well as future projects. There are wings of the building open containing period furniture, family portraits of the Delaval family as well as everything that goes with it. There is a tea room and play area in another wing. The tea room sells light snacks which i thought were a little pricey for what you got but the who site does have picnic benches for people bringing their own food. The grounds are very picturesque with plenty of photo opportunities throughout. There is a great garden that come summertime will be full of colour and wreaking havoc on us hayfever sufferers. There are also wooded areas to explore and make dens. A perfect area for those kids doing the national trusts 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. With special events throughout the year it is a place your could come back to for an afternoon stroll about as well as see how the restoration is coming along. Another venue to tick off our national trust list.
tripadvisor
12/03/2017

Such an interesting hall and grounds


Barbara L, Krakow
This is a National Trust property, the hall and grounds had such a lot of history. The volunteers telling the public interesting facts about the hall and families which lived there certainly where enthusiastic and very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit for all the family.

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