Places to Visit in the Yorkshire Wolds

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

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Situated in a dramatic cliff-top position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland. Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone from the magnificent award-winning gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the grand hall.

There is no better way to keep children amused than at our very own zoo which houses a fascinating collection of animals alongside the exciting adventure playground.

For golf-lovers, Sewerby Hall and Gardens has an 18-hole putting green, 9-hole pitch and putt golf course as well as FootGolf, offering something new and unique for visitors.

Not forgetting the array of events and exhibition programmes throughout the year including WW1 re-enactments, magic shows, story walks and thoroughbred car rally’s.

New to 2013 The Stables Shop offers a new food to go service, takeaway coffee and ice-cream, as well as cuddly toys and other gift shop memorabilia.

The Clock Tower Tea Rooms are the perfect place to sit and unwind enjoying the delicious food and drinks.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens also offers holiday accommodation with their recently converted luxury cottages.

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Sledmere House

The home of Sir Tatton Sykes, 8th Baronet.

Amongst Country homes, Sledmere House ranks highly in the list of visitors’ favourite places to visit in East Yorkshire with many events happening throughout the year.

It is a House of unique character and charm is now maintained as a family home and is the centre piece of a thriving rural estate.

Here you will find a tea room, gardens and the Triton gallery to visit.

Hockney travelled through Sledmere on the way from Bridlington to York many times, and it was here that he found inspiration to paint ‘The Road to York Through Sledmere‘ in 1979.

Burton Agnes Hall

 

Burton Agnes Hall is a short car journey from Bridlington and offers lots of great things for the visitor.

The gardens were part of a series of paintings  named  Midsummer: East Yorkshire (Jungle Garden, Burton Agnes Hall), 2005.

 

The gardens are carefully tendered and there are pleasant woodland walks with many specimen trees to see. There is an art gallery which displays local art many of which is available for sale.

In the hall it is filled with treasures collected and commissioned by the family over four centuries. The original Elizabethan carving and plasterwork still decorates many rooms, while there are some lovely examples of Georgian furniture and porcelain and many modern French and English paintings of the Impressionist Schools.

Marcus Wickham-Boynton, the previous owner of Burton Agnes Hall, started his collection of English and French paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in 1937 with the encouragement of two collector friends; Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill and the Right Hon. Harcourt ‘Crinks’ Johnstone. His appreciation of French Impressionists owed much to the influence of Samuel Courtauld. The directors of the Adams Gallery gave him much valuable advice and help in the choice of individual paintings.

 

Burnby Hall and Gardens

Close to the centre of Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds Burnby Hall and Gardens are home to  a National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies – the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe.

The two lakes that contain the lilies are set in eight acres of beautiful gardens – including rock gardens, a natural shrubbery, formal beds, the Secret Garden, a Victorian Garden and many other attractions, details of which may be found here on our website.

 

 

 

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