A fantastic day out at Burton Agnes Hall

Published: Monday 7th August 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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There’s tons to explore at Burton Agnes this summer, so why not pay a visit with the family?

Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home around 50 minutes from Hull. The stunning grounds and surrounding parkland are an ideal place to unwind with friends and loved ones.

The hall has a rich history that dates back to the twelfth century when the Norman manor house, which still remains today, was first built.

We’ve rustled up 5 things to do at Burton Agnes during the six-week break.

Visit the hall

This charming build is jam-packed full of preserved artefacts and architecture from a wide range of eras.

Admire the Tudor Renaissance features that were installed by Robert Smithson, who was also Master Mason to Queen Elizabeth I and designed iconic houses such as Longleat, Wollaton and Hardwick.

The splendid home has received minor alterations whilst carefully passed down through the family. It presents an accurate image of what past life for the nobility would have been like.

Explore the gardens

The outdoor space is the gem in Burton Agnes’s crown, and there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Walled Gardens are home to over 4,000 plant species. Herbaceous borders flank the grounds and deliver a delicious scent in the summertime. Meanwhile, the Jungle Garden is perfect for getting lost on a warm, sunny afternoon.

For the kids, there’s giant games to get involved with, as well as a maze. You can also find out more about the history of the lawns from the Head Gardener as they take you around the award-winning landscape.

The plot encompasses the new and the old, combining aspects from the original Elizabethan garden with today’s modern horticulture.

Relax in the woodland

Alternatively, blow off the cobwebs by strolling through the beautiful and peaceful woodlands.

Children will love trying to spot all of the friendly sculptures that are dotted about in the trees and bushes. See if you can spy the huge caterpillar and say hello to the fluffy squirrel.

Shop until you drop

For creative gifts, lovely trinkets and yummy local produce, visit the courtyard.

Burton Agnes has its own Home and Garden shop, where a number of plants and decorative homewares can be browsed. Meanwhile, the Gift Shop provides you with the opportunity to buy something special for a friend.

Take a tea break

After a long day of discovering, put your feet up and refuel at the cafe. Mouthwatering, homemade sandwiches are prepared fresh every day, alongside hearty hot meals.

If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, you can grab a snack to keep you going.

Burton Agnes Hall is open 11am-5pm until 31 October. Entry for adults starts from £7 and for children it’s just £5, whilst under 5s go free.

To find out more information, please visit the Burton Agnes website.

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Published: Monday 7th August 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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