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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tripadvisor
03/08/2017

Small but perfectly formed


berkstripper, Bracknell, United Kingdom
Lovely old hall in lovely grounds with an old norman church nearby Slightly unusual appearance with the hall being split into three parts The gardens are small but attractive and on the other side of the carpark there are extensive kitchen gardens to be seen. Also saw loads of rabbits and horses in the surrounding fields when there so plenty to draw the eye.
tripadvisor
12/07/2017

Large grounds & Garden, interesting buildings


Don3000m, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
National Trust property, the formal gardens are neatly laid out and the grass areas around the hall are very large. The large central entrance hall is mainly bare (due to a fire a long time ago), with rooms from it to visit and a big basement to explore too. One (West) wing is open to visit and this is fully furnished, and is certainly worth a visit. As additional attractions are sometimes staged here, it might be worth your while to check the website before you go - it may/may not suit your taste if there are other things going on while you are there!
tripadvisor
09/07/2017

Interesting place, fantastic guides


NikP61, Bishops Cleeve, England, United Kingdom
Went because it was recommended and wasn't disappointed. Like most castles/stately homes etc there is a beautiful (outside fabric mainly) house and fascinating history. Unlike most the hall was badly damaged by fire and left in that state for many years. The NT have done a great job making it accessible again, but the real crown in the jewels were the guides who had a real passion for the building and its history.
tripadvisor
09/07/2017

Worth a visit


Laura B,
We visited this on a rainy morning. The first part you go around is part of the house that was destroyed by fire and is an empty shell. Amazing to see and you can use your imagination to think about how impressive it would have been. Then you go around the furnished wing of the house which has been left as it was when the last inhabitants had it as a retirement home. Unfortunately we did not go around the gardens as the rain was coming down very heavy.
tripadvisor
25/06/2017

Fabulous and friendly


SWSt61, County Durham, United Kingdom
Although the hall at Seaton Delaval is mostly an empty shell (following a fire earlier in its history), it is still very impressive and fascinating to walk around. It would be nice to have a bit more information about the hall and its history (information boards are very sparse), rather than having to buy the expensive guidebook. The grounds are really extensive and very child friendly with lots of toys and games scattered around to play with and children encouraged to track down (and sit on) the wooden sheep that are located throughout the grounds. You can easily spend a whole day looking around. Staff are really friendly and welcoming - easily the best at any National Trust property, although they can sometimes try a bit too hard to sell you a raffle ticket. All in all though, a great day out and very good value for money.

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