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Burton Constable Hall
4.5
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About
Burton Constable,the home of the Constable family for over 700 years, is one of the most fascinating country houses to survive with its historic collections. This large Elizabethan mansion and its surrounding 350 acres of parkland is now a museum owned by the Burton Constable Foundation, a charity whose mission is to safeguard Burton Constable for future generations.
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  • Fiona M
    14 contributions
    100%
    We stayed in our motor home “Madge “ for a few nights. We had a lovely time, everyone was so helpful, nothing but smiling faces all round. Lovely walks, staff in the pub couldn’t have welcomed us more, great shop, everything you need, we’ll see you again soon. Thank you all.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Helen G
    2 contributions
    A lovely day out at Burton Constable Hall.
    My husband and I had a lovely day at Burton Constable hall.The hall was very interesting and had somebody in very Room to give you more information if you needed it. Then had a lovely lunch in the cafe with a good selection of food. Then a walk through little wood and along the lake walk then back for coffee and 🍰 before returning home. What a wonderful day.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2023
  • ty3199
    Leeds, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Brilliant staff and a stunning house!
    Burton constable is a wonderful historic house just on the outskirts of Hull, it has a lovely cafe/gift shop and the grounds are superb. What makes it special are the staff, all volunteers throughout the house were friendly, informative and made our visit even better. A special shout-out to Anne and Helena who were especially lovely, Anne was a fountain of knowledge and Helena made us feel so welcome and we had a great chat with her about Burton constable and all things museums! If you are in Yorkshire and enjoy historic houses then Burton constable should definitely be on your list.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Hannah
    Skipton, United Kingdom56 contributions
    Extravagant House
    It was our first visit and we were blown away by the grandeur of the rooms and the way you never quite knew what to expect in the next one. There is something for everyone here! The Chinese room is particularly breathtaking. The cafe is also well worth a visit: the brownies and hot chocolate were delicious.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 August 2023
  • helstravels
    Redcar, United Kingdom839 contributions
    Worth a visit. Stay for lunch
    We had a two for one deal on this place. Enthusiastic staff guide and provide information in all areas. There are grounds to be enjoyed. A cafe provides a good selection of meals served by polite and young staff. This was popular with families. Good historical information. Would certainly recommend a visit if in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Gary311060
    Leven, United Kingdom45 contributions
    More than I expected
    Having visited a couple of other similar places in East Yorkshire, we were expecting about the same. But what a surprise! The house is so interesting with all the artefacts originally from the family. Three floors, loads of rooms, packed with stuff, knowledgeable friendly staff, chairs dotted around to have a sit down. Grounds are extensive, although there are no cultivated gardens as in other places. The walk to the lake is pleasant with an opportunity at the end for a cold beer. The only criticism I have is that the default online payment for entry includes a voluntary donation. I hate this. The default should be the standard price and the voluntary donation should be by choice.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Raggedcat
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom27 contributions
    Great Historical Day Out.
    I had not heard of Burton Constable Hall before, so it was something of a very pleasant surprise for me. It is a stunning house with very helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable guides. It is a treasure trove of history and very educational. I particularly liked the chapel. Would definitely go again and would urge others to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • jillypuma
    Norfolk, United Kingdom52 contributions
    Nice place to visit in the Autumn.
    Thoroughly enjoyed my walk with my dog around the grounds at Burton Constable Hall after looking at the Moby Dick skeleton and the stable block. Lots of well marked trails to follow with interesting information boards and things to see on the walks. Also enjoyed a delicious toastie and soup lunch in the cafe. Nice to be able to visit a historical dog friendly venue - dogs like history too ;-) Will definitely re-visit when back in Yorkshire as we only got to do one of the trails on the map.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Julie P
    1,780 contributions
    Well worth a visit and not too far from Hull and Beverley
    We'd planned to visit for the Christmas decorations, but actually timed it when there was also a craft fair on. This made car parking quite a challenge for the organisers, and catering was a little difficult, so we bought takeaway and sat in the car. Our main reason for going was the hall, so we started there. It's a short walk from the entrance. Inside it's an interesting building, a little bit different from other "stately homes". Being in the middle of nowhere, owned by a Catholic family, and allowed to fall into disrepair by previous owners, it has an air of faded grandeur and is all the better for it. The Christmas decorations didn't overpower the rooms, so you were able to get a feel for the house as well. I loved it. The guides were friendly. What however I'd like to commend them for is realising that people like to sit down occasionally when wandering around houses, and they had provided lots of visitor seating in every room. We didn't wander around the grounds, but there is no garden to speak of. You can also visit the stable block, which is by the entrance and where the craft fair was. This was a bonus. There were some interesting crafts stalls. We also bought some cheese.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
  • ChloEm
    East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Amazing house so much to see! Guides intrusive at times
    One of the best houses i've visited in a long time i go to a lot, but this is definitely one of the most enjoyable. Plenty of rooms to explore. Some can go OTT with the Christmas decorations too but these were very tasteful and not too in your face. The only downside for me was the guides, they were very lovely but felt like we were being followed all the time, even when going into other rooms and they were so desperate to engage in conversation that i didn't feel like i could take it all in fully as we were trying to dodge them most of the time.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 December 2023
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Laura B
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
What an amazing place!!
We came today with our 3 year old boy who loved doing the reindeer hunt and getting a lovely chocolate at the end.
All the staff throughout the house were amazing with him.

We then had lunch in the cafe which was delicious. And the kids meal was great what a cool idea. Would definitely recommend this place and will definitely revisit.
Written 16 December 2023
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Lynda D
19 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Dreadful afternoon tea. It must have deteriorated drastically from the excellent 2015 reviews. Lovely friendly witness as a positive, I couldn't complain with family present and little point... if this is what is offered or considered ok. No special touches, no table cloth nowadays, no nice tea pots milk jugs or sugar basins... (pretty standard with afternoon tea I would have thought ). We were given one odd white tea pot with a mickey mouse picture on it and two plain everyday ones. There was no offer of tea top ups or coffee, we had to ask at the counter. No extra milk was brought with the second cup of tea.... we ran out but didn't feel like having to ask for yet something else. A tea cosy would be a nice touch to keep the drink warm, especially in this cold weather. I didn't think the tea was great either. It was weak wishy, like catering tea bags...not a cuppa that makes you really wanting another cup... We are big tea drinkers. Its afternoon tea and supposed to be a bit special. We can accept some compromise, but nothing was actually good.... the coloured plastic plant pots where on the tables with the ketchup, salt and pepper sachets etc, just the same as if we had gone for a bacon sandwich...no attention to any detail. We had to ask at the counter for a further plate each for our sweet items, as the quiche etc has dirtied our original plates. We were given larger tin enamel plates! It didn't feel like afternoon tea, except for that absolute minimum essential of the three tier food stand, cup and saucer and first plate. Now to the food! Dear me, home baked no doubt, but awful. Why would anyone ever under any circumstances serve someone a sandwich using that dreadful vaseline-like white-ish margarine. It tastes disgusting and coats your mouth with an awful residue and smells horrid... I actually brought a sandwich home to show my neighbour just how awful it was. Even her mechanic husband thought the margarine was vile. I wonder if the person making the sandwiches uses that at home??? . The sausage roll I'm certain had been frozen after cooking rather than baking a couple off in the morning The pastry was thin and wettish, definitely not how flaky pasty would be, as was the filling and you could squeeze the filling and hear it make a noise like a little sponge. I love sausage rolls, but didn't eat this. The quiche filling was very tasty but the bottom pastry was very wet and solid... I did eat the quiche as it was OK in the main. The mince pie had very hard thick pastry...its t was not fresh tasting, not short or crisp. The scone was solid and pretty unpleasant. Jam in a Hartley packet was a bit naff, a jar or little pot would be normal for afternoon tea, but I wouldnt have cared if the scone had been nice. I brought the prosecco cake home after tasting a little of one of the others. I asked the, not so discerning, men to do a taste test, one marked it 2 out of ten the other a half. Weird taste and texture, heavy wet, I could not eat that. The chocolate brownie was very nice. Overall totally disappointing. I would not recommend and it put my previous disappointing experience, at the drewton tea rooms, into a much better light, vat least the offered copious tasty piping got tea in a nice pot. I could say more about the sandwich filling but nothing positive. I brought most home for my chickens. This is not afternoon tea-it is a cake stand of items served at the normal table, normal everything else, except China cup and plate and poor food.
Written 1 December 2023
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ChloEm
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best houses i've visited in a long time i go to a lot, but this is definitely one of the most enjoyable. Plenty of rooms to explore. Some can go OTT with the Christmas decorations too but these were very tasteful and not too in your face. The only downside for me was the guides, they were very lovely but felt like we were being followed all the time, even when going into other rooms and they were so desperate to engage in conversation that i didn't feel like i could take it all in fully as we were trying to dodge them most of the time.
Written 1 December 2023
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,780 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We'd planned to visit for the Christmas decorations, but actually timed it when there was also a craft fair on. This made car parking quite a challenge for the organisers, and catering was a little difficult, so we bought takeaway and sat in the car.

Our main reason for going was the hall, so we started there. It's a short walk from the entrance. Inside it's an interesting building, a little bit different from other "stately homes". Being in the middle of nowhere, owned by a Catholic family, and allowed to fall into disrepair by previous owners, it has an air of faded grandeur and is all the better for it. The Christmas decorations didn't overpower the rooms, so you were able to get a feel for the house as well. I loved it.

The guides were friendly. What however I'd like to commend them for is realising that people like to sit down occasionally when wandering around houses, and they had provided lots of visitor seating in every room.

We didn't wander around the grounds, but there is no garden to speak of. You can also visit the stable block, which is by the entrance and where the craft fair was. This was a bonus. There were some interesting crafts stalls. We also bought some cheese.
Written 28 November 2023
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jillypuma
Norfolk, UK52 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed my walk with my dog around the grounds at Burton Constable Hall after looking at the Moby Dick skeleton and the stable block.
Lots of well marked trails to follow with interesting information boards and things to see on the walks.
Also enjoyed a delicious toastie and soup lunch in the cafe.
Nice to be able to visit a historical dog friendly venue - dogs like history too ;-)
Will definitely re-visit when back in Yorkshire as we only got to do one of the trails on the map.
Written 24 November 2023
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Wright74
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Loved it, guides were very knowledgeable. Will definitely be back again to spend more time in the grounds next time around.
Written 29 October 2023
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Raggedcat
Bournemouth, UK27 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I had not heard of Burton Constable Hall before, so it was something of a very pleasant surprise for me. It is a stunning house with very helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable guides. It is a treasure trove of history and very educational. I particularly liked the chapel. Would definitely go again and would urge others to visit.
Written 19 October 2023
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maygirlscarborough
Scarborough36 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We have just come back today earlier from our weeks stay in a lodge . I couldn’t stand the bed any longer ,it was so uncomfortable and lumpy .
The shower would be known good if you were on the larger size ,as it was so tiny in side ,and I had difficulty turning it on as it was so stiff .
The water supply in the kitchen was just a trickle some days.
The shop was hardly open and when it did ,it didn’t have a lot of supplies .
We certainly will not be going again.
Written 24 September 2023
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Gary311060
Leven, UK45 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Having visited a couple of other similar places in East Yorkshire, we were expecting about the same. But what a surprise! The house is so interesting with all the artefacts originally from the family. Three floors, loads of rooms, packed with stuff, knowledgeable friendly staff, chairs dotted around to have a sit down. Grounds are extensive, although there are no cultivated gardens as in other places. The walk to the lake is pleasant with an opportunity at the end for a cold beer. The only criticism I have is that the default online payment for entry includes a voluntary donation. I hate this. The default should be the standard price and the voluntary donation should be by choice.
Written 4 September 2023
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helstravels
Redcar, UK839 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had a two for one deal on this place. Enthusiastic staff guide and provide information in all areas.
There are grounds to be enjoyed.
A cafe provides a good selection of meals served by polite and young staff.
This was popular with families.
Good historical information.
Would certainly recommend a visit if in the area.
Written 30 August 2023
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