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Shandy Hall

Coxwold, England
+44 1347 868465
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Unexpected treat – great, but plan ahead

A visit to Shandy Hall was included in our UK tour – between a visit to Castle Howard and Castle... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Melbourne, Australia
History, gardens and great views

So good, lovely engaged passionate informed owners , pretty garden which blends with countryside... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Coxwold, England
+44 1347 868465
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

A visit to Shandy Hall was included in our UK tour – between a visit to Castle Howard and Castle Alnwick. We were surprised when our coach pulled up near a little church and we could see a tiny house across the street. What's this,...More

Thank binduAustralia
Reviewed 18 September 2017

So good, lovely engaged passionate informed owners , pretty garden which blends with countryside and a great views #exhibition #stipple engravings #laurence stern #sensibility novel #coxwold Gorgeous house and a wonderful curio shop and plant sale!! Very happy as it made our Sunday ramble!!

Thank Geckooskies
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Local history society outing. Exceptional guided tour bringing to life both Lawrence Stern and Tristran Shandy and the 18th century literature scene. Also charming house and garden plus an exhibition of old prints and tiny curio shop. Brilliant, a must see.

Thank annsandell
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Hi stopped at shanty hall bye chance and ended going around the house which is very interesting and home of the righter Laurence sterne.The three guides maid it a very interesting visit I would recommend.

Thank jamesv6051ay
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A fascinating house and beautiful gardens, great curator who shows you the house and remarkable collection. Not to be missed when you happen to be in the region.

Thank petertutor
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The hall is a modest 14th century building with additions each century thereafter. It has attractive cottage gardens and lies just within a National Park. There are tours of the house in small parties. While the guide's description of the building's construction and quirks is...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The only thing we knew about Laurence Sterne were his Tristram Shandy books, but haven't read them!!! However ,the curator gave such an informative and enthusiastic talk they are now on our 'to read' list!! We haven't been anywhere where we were given such an...More

Thank HOLLY18Lancashire
Reviewed 21 July 2016

a lovely place to go gardens are nice very relaxing lots of flowers lots to see of interest will go again xx

Thank elaine b
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Small rooms so restricted numbers but well worth a visit. Lovely garden and nice little gift shop. The curator is superb. Enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Visit the Church over the road. Well worth a visit

Thank Totti M
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were passing through with friends on our way to Northallerton when we saw the sign for Shandy Hall, so we thought we might make a brief stop. We never got to Northallerton! The gardens are fine, although you could miss the entrance to the...More

Thank wrinklytravellerYork
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21 September 2016|
Response from OliviaThrelkeld |
Dear Janet Sorry it has taken so long for a reply but yes, Shandy Hall is open to the public for tours on Wednesdays & Sundays at 2:45pm & 3:45pm. The gardens are open every day except Saturday. All aforementioned May... More