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Kiplin Hall

Scorton, Richmond | North Yorkshire, Kiplin DL10 6AT, England
+44 1748 818178
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garden only

beautiful peaceful place to walk round with the dog on a lead. super vegetable plot to sit and... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Spalding, United Kingdom
Halloween visit.

2nd visit and it's been a few years between.. walked gardens have really come on since then. Did... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
via mobile
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Award-winning Kiplin Hall is unassumingly tucked away between Richmond and Northallerton. This Jacobean Hall has been owned and lived in by direct descendants of King John, Charles II and the Earls of Shrewsbury. This hidden gem was built in 1620 by a local gentleman, George Calvert, who was born in an earlier house that stood close by to the existing Hall. Calvert rose to become Secretary of State to James I, the 1st Lord Baltimore in 1625, and founder of the colony of Maryland in America in 1632. Kiplin's families - the Calverts, Crowes, Carpenters and Talbots - were all related by blood or marriage. As each new owner took up residence, changes were made to the house and possessions added which reflected their individual tastes and interests. A 'Gothic' wing was built in the 1820s, and redesigned in 1887 by the renowned architect, W.E. Nesfield. Agricultural innovations, archaeology, gardening, new inventions, painting, politics, sea-faring and the Arts and Crafts Movement were just some of the interests of different owners during 350 years of the Hall's history. These are reflected in the eclectic mix of furniture, paintings, portraits, scientific instruments and personalia that fill the house, which is now displayed as a comfortable Victorian home.
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“walled garden” (25 reviews)
“tea room” (39 reviews)
“scones” (16 reviews)
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Scorton, Richmond | North Yorkshire, Kiplin DL10 6AT, England
+44 1748 818178
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

beautiful peaceful place to walk round with the dog on a lead. super vegetable plot to sit and watch the gardens grow. must be wonderful on a sunny day. home grown veg for sale straight from the garden.

Thank herinspalding
Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you so much for your post. You're absolutely right , we're so lucky here, it is a beautiful place. Best wishes Bronia Gardner

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

2nd visit and it's been a few years between.. walked gardens have really come on since then. Did the external walks, staff didn't seem to know much about the loops around the parkland, but managed to work it with a map on leaflets right by...More

Thank scarvisitor
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Attended for the Ghost Tour on Halloween. Fabulous evening with a very knowledgeable guide. Its quite a different experience being in these great houses by night rather than during the day! We really enjoyed ourselves and the hot choc and biscuits at the end was...More

Thank Katherine F
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Realy enjoyed my day out at Kiplin Hall.Well worth the entry fee .Plenty to look at nice house to look round the food was good .Would recommend you to take a trip to it .You will not be disappointed.

Thank alanrichardson80
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A surprise visit on the way to Richmond Castle. An amazing place with a great insight into its history providing very informative materials for reading and viewing. This place has the best room for little ones of all I have visited - really thought through....More

Thank Justyna W
Bronia G, Public Relations Manager at Kiplin Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and glad that you had a good time whilst here. Sorry the weather was not great..perhaps next time

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Wet day so limited outside activity. We managed to view the walled garden and the lake before the rain. The house itself is quite small but contains loads of artifacts and history about the previous residents. Amazing how so few families seemed to form the...More

Thank poggy11
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The is a lovely, small house, set in attractive gardens just outside Scorton. The staff are welcoming, the cafe is one of the best we visited on our Yorkshire holiday - the cheese scone and soup were outstanding. There is a garden produce stall outside...More

Thank MiltonKeynesDaisy
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Lots to do and good walks in the grounds particularly around the lake. car park good. Woodland walks good

Thank Menumore
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A manageably sized country house stuffed with history and fascinating artefacts. The volunteer guides make all the difference; friendly and well informed without imposing themselves upon you, they bring out the most interesting aspects of this wonderful place. The grounds and gardens are equally as...More

1  Thank Calvin1927
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Lovely house and extensive gardens. If dry you can also walk round the lake. There is no guided tour but there are room stewards dotted around and info boards. We were given a brief history of the house in the first room. There is a...More

Thank Tangoj63
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit.

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Response from 930barriew | Reviewed this property |
Only in the gardens and on a lead.