We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Interesting, friendly, fun, magical wedding venue” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barley Hall

Barley Hall
Book In Advance
More Info
US$48.54*
and up
The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #35 of 199 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. The building has been lovingly restored to its original splendour with its high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn window in England. Visitors to Barley Hall can make themselves at home and sit on the chairs and handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England. NEW FOR 2015 Power & Glory: York in the Time of Henry VIII is Barley Hall's newest exhibition, where you can discover first-hand accounts of life in the city and the effects that this greatest of Tudor monarchs had on life in York during his thirty-eight year reign.
York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting, friendly, fun, magical wedding venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We got married at Barley Hall in November 13 and it was magical. The staff are lovely, so friendly and helpful. The whole attraction is interesting and fun. We enjoyed reading about the plague doctors and queen Liz 1st. Worth visiting. For all ages.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Domine-wright
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

366 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    156
    140
    50
    13
    7
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
wales
Level Contributor
68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We visited barley hall last weekend, it took a little bit of finding but we found it very interesting once inside, my advice is not to rush around but go from room to room and read the information provided.
The hall is not very good for disabled people as there are stairs to climb and as far as I could see no other way of getting up stairs.
All in all we thought worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Paul m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If only they had made history as interesting as this when I was at school!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This isn't a huge attraction but it has much more to offer than Jorvic (which we found deeply disappointing) and everything was so beautifully presented. The recreations are authentic and beautifully detailed just as the originals would be. Best of all you can touch them all, from the gowns to the tapestries to the furnishings. It's a lovely exhibition, especially if you have children with you.

With lots of little bite-size bits of information on an "Orrible Histories" type theme, it's engaging and we all came away have learned something and enjoyed the experience.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Anni P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Grimsby
Level Contributor
92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Small in size but hands on and friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Attended as a part of attraction passport but received a warm welcome with a please feel free to touch everything and ask questions and all areas accessible. Interesting for adults and children if you like Medieval history or old style buildings and artefacts. The girls loved the horrible histories displays and the opportunity to touch and smell items and get some fun photographs .

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Martin C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
177 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Found the site by chance - but glad I did! Spent a full morning getting involved in the historical uses of herbs and spices for different medicinal purposes string the medieval period. There was enough to keep the 2 boys (12 & 9yrs) occupied - and myself. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Domdomdomdom_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Barley Hall also viewed

 
York, North Yorkshire
York, North Yorkshire
 

Been to Barley Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing