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
£7.95
per ticket
Child
(Child - Gift Aid)
1
£4.00
per ticket
Family
(Family - Gift Aid)
4
£19.50
per ticket
Single
(Adult - Standard)
1
£7.20
per ticket
Child
(Child - Standard)
1
£3.60
per ticket
Family
(Family - Standard)
4
£17.50
per ticket
Child
(Group Child)
1
£6.10
per ticket
Single
(Group Adult)
1
£6.10
per ticket

National Trust members go free

Dates & times for Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval

From To
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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/seaton-delaval-hall

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tripadvisor
28/06/2018

Seaton Delaval


GBox510, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Another lovely national trust. Beautiful house well preserved to say it had a fire. The furnished west wing is interesting to walk around. The woodland gives an enjoyable walk, and the climbing area and carved sheep are extra fun for children. The best part for us were the wonderfully maintained gardens. The gardeners do such a lovely job, we really enjoyed our visit here : )
tripadvisor
20/06/2018

Of Times gone by


William S, Fleet, United Kingdom
A very interesting house indeed. I will not spoil the tales of the Delaval Family, but I implore you to learn for yourself as you pass through the house and wonderful gardens. Try to visit at the weekend as the Ancient Norman Church is likely to be open.
tripadvisor
13/06/2018

Excellent Day Out


elliesophie, north east
Wonderful place to visit, include the church even though not part of the hall. Staff very informative, friendly. Small cafe, don’t miss it, the staff are Fanastic.
tripadvisor
31/05/2018

an excellent day out in beautiful surroundings


msmith13668, Barnsley, United Kingdom
a great place to visit, it has an interesting history which is told well by the staff. The gardens are beautiful too and offers a nice walk. The only negative is the poor choice to eat, take a picnic for the perfect day.
tripadvisor
13/05/2018

Fascinating and enjoyable visit


TheUKwanderer, Kent, Uk
A really good day out with helpful, approachable guides and members of staff. Standing on land originally gifted to the Delavals by William the Conqueror in 1080, the Hall was completed in 1728 but a fire in 1822 started in the SE wing and spread into the central Hall. The SE wing was subsequently demolished, although some remains of this structure are evident. Although various attempts have been made at restoring the Hall, including re-roofing in the 1860’s and later replacement of doors and windows, the Hall remains as a fascinating shell to this day. Evidence of fire damage is all around you as you explore the Hall, with the main Hall open to the underside of the roof, blackened, damaged statues still in their niches and the melted wrought ironwork on the stairway. A surprising feature is that a couple of rooms between the Hall and the demolished SE wing were untouched by the fire and remain in their former state. The marble floor of the Hall has been conserved and is a reminder of the Hall’s former glory. The cellars, which were not damaged in the fire give an interesting insight into the structure of the building as well as 18th century storage and life "below stairs". The east and west wings are undamaged. The east wing presently houses the stables and a small tea room, having been a prisoner of war camp in WWII. The west wing became the home of Lord Hastings and some fascinating paintings are to be seen in the upper gallery. Try to spot the interesting “tricks” that the artist has played with perspective. The front of house presentation by the guides is not to be missed – currently taking place around 12.30, this gives a great deal of depth and insight into how the land was acquired, the Hall built, the fire and subsequent attempts at restoration. The Hall has recently received a major lottery grant and this coupled with National Trust funding should see some major transformations on this site in the coming months and years. A large obelisk can be seen due south of the Hall, marking the spot where Admiral George Delaval was killed in a fall from his horse in 1723. The rest of the gardens and the woodland walk are well worth a visit – particularly in mid-late spring when bluebells abound. There is plenty of room for children to run around, as well as a sheltered courtyard behind the east wing, with tables for picnics. The church to the south west is worth a visit. Top marks to Harry, Sue, Robin and the rest of the team at Seaton Delaval for a really enjoyable day. We’ll be back!

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