Wallington House, Gardens & Estate

NE61 4AR

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Discover Wallington, much-loved home to generations of the Trevelyan family and a magnificent estate where politics and play came together in the heart of Northumberland.

Gifted to you by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, socialist MP and ‘illogical Englishman’, this 13,000 acre estate has something for everyone. 

Cycling comes to Wallington

Bring your bike and explore Wallington on two wheels.  The new Dragon cycle trail has been designed with families in mind. This safe, entry level trail is the ideal way to get out and about and enjoy spotting wildlife and far reaching views across Northumberland.

Make the most of your day

Whether you’re visiting for an hour or two or are spending the whole day here, there’s plenty of ways to spend your time.

Explore the home of the unconventional Trevelyan family Visit the enchanting walled garden Look out for red squirrels at the wildlife hide Enjoy a refreshing walk along the river Relax in the grassy courtyard.

Make yourself at home

Visit the impressive home of Sir Charles and discover more about this remarkable man and his unconventional family.

You can explore the history of Northumberland in huge pre-Raphaelite paintings around the Central Hall or take time to discover the beautiful furniture, treasured collections and quirky curiosities in each room.

Discover a secret garden

The Trevelyans loved being outdoors and close to nature. The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland, just waiting to be explored. 

Don’t miss the hidden walled garden, nestled in the woods. It was beloved by Lady Mary Trevelyan and remains a beautiful haven whatever the season. Enter through Neptune’s Gate, sweep down the stone staircase, past the Mary Pool and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Wander past colourful borders and enjoy the scent of the flowers in the Edwardian conservatory.

Explore in every season

No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something special to enjoy. Look out for signs of spring from the wildlife hide, wander beneath dappled leaves on the river walk in summer, walk through the woods on a crisp autumn day and warm up in the colourful conservatory in winter.

Eating and shopping

Indulge yourself with a tasty snack or hot meal in the cosy Clocktower Café. Pick up a souvenir or take home a taste of Northumberland with plenty to choose from in our shops. Take inspiration from our flourishing gardens and buy herbs or plants from our plant centre.  

Access information

Parking:  In main car park adjacent to ticket office, 200 yards from house. Also available at walled garden (obtain pass from ticket office). Drop-off point by arrangement

Building:  3 steps to entrance with handrail. Ramp also available. 2 wheelchairs. Ground floor accessible. Lift to first floor. Steps with handrail to Cabinet of CuriositiesWCsIn courtyard and house

GroundsVarying terrain: tarmac, gravel and woodland paths. Some slopes, steps and uneven terrain in woodland areas. Map available of accessible route. 1 single-seater powered mobility vehicle and 1 electric buggy, booking essential

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Ticketing and entry prices for Wallington House, Gardens & Estate

Type Entry for Guide price
(Single (Gift Aid))
day ticket
(Child (Gift Aid))
day ticket
(Family (Gift Aid))
day ticket
(Single (Standard))
day ticket
(Child (Standard))
day ticket
(Family (Standard))
day ticket
Gift aid ticket prices includes a voluntary 10% gift aid donation.
Picnic area at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Picnic area
Picnics are welcome on any of the lawns and picnic benches are available in the woods
Restaurant / cafe on site at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
Our cafe serves brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. We also have a kiosk in the garden, which is open during the main season, weather permitting.
Child / family friendly at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Family friendly
Baby changing facilities are available in all toilets and there are highchairs, a microwave and a bottle warmer that you can use in the cafe. A children's menu and pick and mix lunch plates are also available
Childrens facilities at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Childrens facilities
We've got an adventure playground, play train and play fort in the wood
Historic/arcitectural interest at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Historic/architectural interest
Indoors at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Indoors
Car parking available at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
Free parking is available, 200 yards from the main courtyard
Coach parking available at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Coach parking available
All coaches must be booked in advance
Cycle friendly at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Cycle friendly
We have bike stands so you can secure your bike while you visit and locks and puncture repair kits you can borrow
Open all year at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Open all year
The walled garden, woodland, garden and estate are open daily all year round. Our cafe and shops are open all year round except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Reduced rates for children at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Reduced rates for children
Half price tickets are available for children (5 - 17 years)
 at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Wheelchair friendly
There is level access to the house, cafe and shops. The garden and grounds are partly accessible - an access map is available.
Event venue at Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Historic sites Attraction Event venue
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Great day out

Millergirl_13, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Visited Wallington for the past 28yrs and still love it. The staff around the place are very helpful and friendly. I am now a disabled visitor and they were only to happy to help me in any way they could. I was loaned a mobility scooter which enabled me to access all areas of the estate. The house as always is very interesting and informative. Still no red squirrel sightings for us in the bird hide, maybe next year. Disabled toilets great and the loan of a wheelchair in the house helped me have the same experiences as everyone else. Great day out and fantastic staff.

Interesting NT property undergoing some updating

Stephen N, Colchester UK
We spent several hours at this NT property, and didn't see it all. Large gardens, house and walled garden. Some work going on around the house, and new driveway being put down.

No shelter for lunch with dogs!

Wallington was recommended to us by the staff at Cragside. When we arrived we found the staff in the entrance building very helpful and we loved the bird viewing window. We started off by taking the river walk which was really nice and much enjoyed by our dog. We decided to have lunch before exploring the house. Unfortunately there is nowhere to sit out of the rain if you have a dog with you! When I asked staff in the cafe about somewhere to eat with dogs I was informed there was a yurt in the woods and that was the best they could offer! We started eating our lunch bought from the cafe at a table outside but it started to rain. We had to gather up sandwiches and cups of tea and take shelter under a tree which isn’t acceptable so come on NT, please provide some shelter by the cafe for people with dogs! We took a tour round the house which was lovely and well preserved. The dolls houses were excellent but could do with more lighting inside them - some weren’t lit at all so a bit disappointing. There was not enough information in the rooms and some info sheets were tatty as not laminated. Apart from that we enjoyed the house and learning about the family.

So much history.

Michelle B,
What a lovely house, we didn’t manage to tour the grounds but will be back as we’ve got NT membership. if you like history visit, if you like big old fashioned kitchens visit - especially when cook is baking scones and cookies - the smells mmmm! If you like touring around peoples homes learning about how they lived, how they acquired wealth - then visit. Just visit I reckon!

Lovely house, exceptional gardens

Ludders_11, Gravesend, United Kingdom
This is a National Trust house that I’ve never seen mentioned on TV programmes. In Northumberland it’s always Cragside that gets the publicity. Being on holiday in the area and being a NT member I saw this property in the annual guide book. What a find. I found this to be a lovely house with exceptional artefacts. The few staff in the house were friendly. On one day a week cooking takes place in the kitchens where you can sample cheese scones and Victoria sponge. Nice touch, not seen in other properties. The art work is excellent with room sheets giving details. I found this adequate information. This house has a story to tell, unlike a Harry Potter theme park called Alnwick castle down the road! Give me this property any day. The walled garden must be one of the best I have ever seen in the many properties I have visited. Well done to the gardeners and volunteers. There is plenty of parking. The tea room and shop is of usual standard expected of NT.

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