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Shandy Hall

Coxwold, England
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A tour de force guide to Tristram Shandy as well as the house

The hall is a modest 14th century building with additions each century thereafter. It has... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christopher P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Brilliant curator!!!

The only thing we knew about Laurence Sterne were his Tristram Shandy books, but haven't read... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

The hall is a modest 14th century building with additions each century thereafter. It has attractive cottage gardens and lies just within a National Park. There are tours of the house in small parties. While the guide's description of the building's construction and quirks is...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The only thing we knew about Laurence Sterne were his Tristram Shandy books, but haven't read them!!! However ,the curator gave such an informative and enthusiastic talk they are now on our 'to read' list!! We haven't been anywhere where we were given such an...More

Thank HOLLY18Lancashire
Reviewed 21 July 2016

a lovely place to go gardens are nice very relaxing lots of flowers lots to see of interest will go again xx

Thank elaine b
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Small rooms so restricted numbers but well worth a visit. Lovely garden and nice little gift shop. The curator is superb. Enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Visit the Church over the road. Well worth a visit

Thank Totti M
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were passing through with friends on our way to Northallerton when we saw the sign for Shandy Hall, so we thought we might make a brief stop. We never got to Northallerton! The gardens are fine, although you could miss the entrance to the...More

Thank wrinklytravellerYork
Reviewed 7 August 2015

You can only go into Shandy Hall with a guided tour. It does not say this on the website, nor anywhere in the ticket office. So if you have missed one guided tour and do not have a couple of hours to spare to wait...More

Thank Mrs M M
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This privately run museum is open to the public between 14:30 and 16:30 on Wednesdays and Sundays only. It's definitely worth while timing your visit to Coxwold accordingly. That's because the "tour guide", Patrick Wildgust, is absolutely excellent: he exudes the immense joy, wonder, humour...More

Thank Tagg2244
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Passionate and expert curator; fascinating church with strong Sterne associations; wonderfully atmospheric literary house; beautiful garden balancing wildlife and formality; attractive exhibition by artist Carry Akroyd

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 September 2014

After coming across Shandy Hall on a lovely sunny Sunday drive with my mother and 16 week old daughter, we were tempted by the thought of luscious gardens (it being the last day in August), a plant sale and an art exhibition. It is not...More

2  Thank Harriet S
shandyhallc, Customer Service at Shandy Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2014

We’re sorry you were charged a child’s entrance fee for a babe in arms – you shouldn’t have been. We are a small organisation with only one permanent member of staff and we otherwise rely on volunteers – our volunteer training seems to have slipped...More

Reviewed 30 August 2014

So interesting! V engaging curator who will tell you all about Laurence Sterne, 'inventor' of the English novel if you want to know. But also a centre for exhibitions of contemporary art AND for anyone with an interest in moths. Who would have thought moths...More

Thank winniethewhisk
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21 September 2016|
Response from OliviaThrelkeld |
Dear Janet Sorry it has taken so long for a reply but yes, Shandy Hall is open to the public for tours on Wednesdays & Sundays at 2:45pm & 3:45pm. The gardens are open every day except Saturday. All aforementioned May... More