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Sewerby Hall & Gardens
Sewerby Hall is a grade one listed building constructed throughout 1714 to 1720 by the Greame family. Between 1808 and 1856 numerous additions were made to the hall including the portico, stable block, gatehouse, balustrade and conservatory (now the Orangery). It is a very fine example of an early Georgian house with 19th century additions. Amy Johnson opened the Hall to the public on 1 June in 1936
Set in fifty acres of stunning parkland, this historic country house and estate has a great deal to offer to visitors of all ages.
With breathtaking views of the East Yorkshire coast, the hall and gardens have something for everyone whatever the season.
There are 50 acres of stunning gardens to explore; the hall, the zoo, adventure playground, luxury holiday cottages and delicious catering facilities. Within the estate, visitors will also find:
- The Woodland Walk
- Deer, llama and pony paddocks
- A nine hole golf course
- A FootGolf course
- An Orienteering course
- A bandstand
- A putting green and picnic area
- The Worklink nursery
- Crown Green Bowling
- Beeford Bee Products
- Picnic Areas
The new Stables Gift Shop is fully up and running and visitors can enjoy a Mr Moo's ice cream, sandwich or coffee in the courtyard.
The Land trains run regularly throughout the day during the season, enabling you to combine a visit to Sewerby Hall with some time on the beach or along the promenades at Bridlington. Trains run every half an hour from 10.30am until 4.30pm (subject to weather conditions and seasonal variations). With disabled access and friendly drivers, this service rounds off a perfect day at Sewerby Hall and Gardens for both young and old visitors alike.
This garden can be found adjacent to the putting green and contains a superb collection of magnificent Monkey Puzzle trees. These trees are reputed to be amongst some of the oldest in England. There are numerous benches and sun-traps accompanied by two covered shelters. See if you can spot the intricate deer wood carving.
Visitors to the Walled Garden will find a delightful array of flowers and shrubs neatly framed by close-cropped box hedgerows.
In mid-summer, the outer borders brim with tall herbaceous perennials such as delphinium, lavandula, lupin and bellflower, while the bedding plants of the inner beds catch the sun with a blaze of colour.
During the spring and autumn, the high garden walls offer shelter for plants, extending their season, and for visitors too, who often find this a lovely warm spot in which to linger.
In winter the formality of the garden becomes the prominent feature. Box and yew hedges, topiary domes and pyramids contrast charmingly with the small palms that create a centrepiece to many of the beds.
Along the walls hydrangeas, ivy and cotoneaster mask rustic weathered brick and a delightfully decorative pond and ornamental fountain accommodates several aquatic plants including yellow flag iris. A series of raised stone beds contain short perennial herbs such as dianthus, and the ornate corkscrew hazel is lovely in late winter.
Like the Walled Garden, the Rose Garden follows a formal design, with planting beds bordered by box hedging. Here, roses of all sizes, shapes and colours can be seen in late summer. A statue of Pandora provides the focal point of the garden design, and like the walled garden a stroll can be punctuated by a sit down in the sheltered sun.
The woodland contains a wide variety of tree species. Look out for sycamore, horse chestnut and elm amongst others. This area is a haven for fauna too with a plethora of mammals, birds and insects making it their home throughout the year. Why not take a peek at Sewerby's woodland inhabitants by following the Woodland Walk. This 20-minute route contains a few gentle slopes and some steps, but there are plenty of seats to rest and observe nature at work on the way round. Once you get engrossed in watching the activities of this delightful dell you might just stay here for much longer than you planned!