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“Restoration in action”

Seaton Delaval Hall
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Whitley Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Restoration in action”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is a beautiful estate with a fascinating history. The hall itself is a shell, but so dramatic and imposing. The other buildings, church and gardens are all equally impressive and a credit to the dedicated fundraisers, staff and volunteers. Try and catch the occasional guided walk around the estate to learn about the rich industrial history of the estate and surrounding area.

Visited February 2012
Thank Susi C
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English first
Washington UK
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What an approach to this National Trust Property”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The approach is breath-taking. Lot of restoration work being carried out. Lovely gardens

2 Thank KayRicho
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Seaton Deleval Hall is now in the care of the National Trust and looks magnificent as you enter the drive. The Trust are doing a fantastic job in trying to maintain and restore this once grand building. Although it is little more than a shell at the moment it has the potential to be grand once again. The staff are very friendly and happy to share informative. Refreshment facilities are adequate and run by an outside agency offering simple snacks. The tea room is very small so it may be difficult to get a seat. The formal gardens were a bit bare in February but are well tended and will burst into colour as the year progresses.

Thank Fredafrog
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Lovely, we will return”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Although the Hall is only open between the hours of 11:00 - 15:00 at this time of year, we still had a trip out to use our National Trust membership for the first time this year.

When you first pull into the grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall you are confronted with an amazing and imposing view of the front of the house, you really get a sense of what it must have been like to arrive in your stately carriage or a chauffeur driven limo.
The house is very opulent and the many rooms we visited in the West wing where done out in all their finery. As with many National Trust places we have visited, if the place is a little quiet you really do get the attention of some of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Who are happy to explain and answer any questions you may have and give you an insight into the history of the place. A good example of this is with the life-size portrait on the second floor of the West wing, the lovely woman I got speaking to was keen to show me the ‘moving’ picture, a little spooky but I am sure I saw it move!
Although nothing to do with the history of the house, my family and I did make use of the Tearooms and very happy we where to! Cake and Coffee all round which warmed us a treat on this cold, snowy day.
We did not manage to get around the whole house due to time and the garden we will return in fairer weather to see these but overall a good time was had by all.

Visited February 2012
Thank Santoka
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22 reviews
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“Worth a trip”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Recently opened and pretty special as it's a shell of its former glory. Nice gardens.

Thank John1967-York
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