Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue
Seaton Delaval
NE26 4QR

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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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Dates & times for Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval

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Monday26/02/2018Sunday25/03/201811:00 - 17:00
Monday26/03/2018Sunday15/04/201811:00 - 17:00
Daily from 11:00 to 17:00.
Monday16/04/2018Sunday27/05/201811:00 - 17:00
Monday28/05/2018Sunday03/06/201811:00 - 17:00
Monday04/06/2018Sunday22/07/201811:00 - 17:00
Monday23/07/2018Sunday02/09/201811:00 - 17:00
Monday03/09/2018Sunday21/10/201811:00 - 17:00
Monday22/10/2018Sunday04/11/201811:00 - 17:00

Also open seven days a week during school holidays. For detailed opening times please visit

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geordie9Kent, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Our first visit to this country house and we were suitably impressed by the house, grounds and especially the knowledge of the National Trust volunteers. Special mention for Harry who did a talk about the history of the house and the Delaval family (and also gave us a tour of the cellars and staff quarters under the main building) Also a mention to Jan and Marion who regaled us with tales of the family and house in the living room and dining room respectively. Nice grounds and gardens to wander around and we will be back in warmer weather to explore more

Imposing building with impressive views across the Northumberland countryside

JDorr, Blyth, United Kingdom
Visited this property on a number of occasion, sometimes for a couple of hours, sometimes for an afternoon and at different times of the year. not open everyday, not all year round, so I recommend check opening times. The central hall is impressive, but was ravished by fire, you can see the extent of the damage on the statues that line each side. The children will enjoy exploring the cellars and the stables. The west wing was impressive, containing the owners household items, art collection, etc. There is a grassed ares to the side of the property, leading to a church and an impressive walled garden. If the weather is good I would suggest taking one of the Trust walks to explore the rest of the estate and further afield. There is a small children's play area and a coffee shop. Staff were knowledgeable and keen to answer your questions. I would recommend a visit for those that have a morning or afternoon to spare. Ideal for couples and families.

Worth a visit

Went on a cold Sunday in February with our three grandchildren. We missed the activities for children which finished at 1 which was a disappointment. The cafe is small but the staff are very friendly. Sad to find that the place was shutting at 3 so only had an hour and a half. If we had paid the full admission price we would have been disappointed but we are members so value ok. The children love the outside especially making a den. Will return again when warmer and earlier in day to get best value.

National Trust treasure in the North East of England

Pauline G, London, United Kingdom
Until you enter you wouldn't know that the Hall had been ravaged by fire back in the early 19th century. The Sir John Vanbrugh exterior is imposing, and there is sufficient remaining of the interior to give a good idea of how it was in its hey-day. There are attractive formal gardens and a tiny church dating back to 1102 which has two interior Norman arches and other interesting features. Plus it's just a mile or so to the beach!

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Pam W, Cumbria, United Kingdom
We popped in here on our way past as they had kids activities for Halloween. Nice ground and pat of the house. I hadn't realised before we went that most of the house had no windows or doors! Worth popping in if passing to see.

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