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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North East Chilli Fest 2017, Seaton Sluice(Outdoor Event)
Seaton Delaval Hall features in the itinerary...
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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
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.
tripadvisor
02/03/2017

Unusual Place


mag1, Derby, United Kingdom
For those new to the area the building comes as a surprise. Such a grand imposing building. Even though a lot of the house was destroyed by a fire in the 19th century the shell and what was the servants wing remains. An opportunity to see how such a building was constructed. Friendly and welcoming café.
tripadvisor
24/02/2017

A magical place that stimulates the imagination


JHolliday186534, Glasgow, United Kingdom
What a wonderful and bizarre place, totally unexpected. The shell of the house is intact. The interior is largely just a shell, but then you go into the cellars which are incredible. Check out the eliptical staircase. Lovely grounds and well worth a visit if in the area.
tripadvisor
26/09/2016

What a surprise


StuB62, Chester, United Kingdom
Firstly, keep a close watch for the entrance off the main road and don't drive past thinking there will be a roadside sign like we did. Apparently the County Council say the verge is not wide enough for a signpost. The Central Hall looks very imposing and impressive. So it comes as a surprise when you enter to find it is just a shell after it was ravaged by fire in 1822. (The National Trust only opened the Hall in the Spring of 2010 after it was acepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax). But the friendly guide explained why it looks this way and at least it now has a roof, having been open to the elements since the fire. But you can climb the stone stairs at either end and look down from the balcony into the Central Hall and at the mantraps hanging from the wall in an adjoining room (brought up from the Astley's Norfolk estate). A torch would have come in handy walking round the cellars under the Hall and no, we did not see the ghost that is here. The two wings of the Hall were not afffected by the fire. The old stables are in the East Wing and the small cafe for drinks, sandwiches and gorgeous cakes. The West Wing was lived in by the 22nd Lord Hastings until his death in 2007 aged 95 and is still furnished and with a collection of portraits and paintings. If you want to find out about how this place makes the average stately home seem common - it boasts more scandals than a Sunday tabloid - there's the royal mistress, the bed-hopping MP who blasted bribes from a cannon, the sex-starved heir who died from a chambermaid's kick in the groin - then you will have to go on the internet as I did not see anything on this there and perhaps information boards in the Central Hall would help here. There is a woodland adventure play area and good views. It was well worth seeking out and having a look around and spending a pleasant 3 hours here.
tripadvisor
24/09/2016

Beautiful Building and lovely Gardens


Lasagnelover, Jarrow, United Kingdom
A beautiful building being restored by the National Trust, very nice interior although the main hall was gutted by fire many years ago and would cost to much to restore, the guides are very informative and friendly and dress in period costumes. The gardens are lovely and very well kept. There is a café which we did not visit so cannot comment and the grounds are ideal for picnics. Well worth a visit.

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