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Yorkshire Sights

Newby Hall

  • Garden/Arboretum

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Built under the guidance of Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century, and given additions and interiors in the 18th century by Robert Adam, this country house is still the home of the original family. Inside is fine decorative art of its period, particularly ornamental plasterwork and Chippendale furniture. Adam's domed Sculpture Hall, devoted to Roman statuary, and Tapestry Hall, boasting priceless Gobelin tapestries, are gorgeous. The 25 acres of gardens are justifiably famous; a double herbaceous border running down to the river separates garden "rooms," each flowering during a different season. A miniature railroad, playground, and pedal boats amuse kids. Entry to the house is restricted to guided tours, run April to September and bookable on the day only

Sight Information


Skelton-on-Ure, HG4 5AE, England



Sight Details:

  • £14.40; gardens only £10.20
  • Garden: Apr.–June and Sept., Tues.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 11–5:30; July and Aug., daily 11–5:30; last admission 30 min before closing. House: July and Aug., half-hourly daily 12–3:30; Apr.–Jun. and Sept., weekdays noon and 2 pm


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