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A little more information

I’m a great fan of self guided tours and would have really liked a little more written information... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
malcomthird
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An unusual National Trust building

From the outside this looks like many of the National Trust buildings, a large country house. But... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
101dot
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Seaton Delaval Hall The Avenue | Seaton Sluice, Seaton Delaval NE26 4QP, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We visited again this time with our granddaughter and we had another great visit. The volunteers are friendly, knowledgeable and keen to help. The ongoing restoration work is interesting to see and a huge multi million project is ongoing. The gardens boasts community plots which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Having just bought a NT membership my wife and I have been to a couple of properties over the last few weeks, including Wallington and Cragside. I have to say that I probably enjoyed this more SDH more than either of those. The staff were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I’m a great fan of self guided tours and would have really liked a little more written information around the grounds. However, there is more great stuff to be said than my little whinge. The group introduction on the steps was informative and engaging (he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank malcomthird
Reviewed 12 August 2018

From the outside this looks like many of the National Trust buildings, a large country house. But when you enter you quickly realise that it is just a shell with a view damaged statues as the result of a devastating 19th century fire. You can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 101dot
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We've visited three times now, the last being at Christmas. Note over the winter time the west wing is closed off just for the Santa's grotto but also to clean and restore the rooms and items within. The rest of the hall is open though....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stainthorpem
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GBox510
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank elliesophie
Reviewed 31 May 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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