Burton Constable Hall
“Medieval manor house with a graceful and imposing interior” - AA Inspector
SPROATLEY, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE
Whales, Wonders & Wildlife - there’s so much to discover inside and out. Home to the Constable family for over 700 years, Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive with its historic collections. Visit the Hall’s many grand rooms crammed with fine and decorative art, furniture, country house paraphernalia and a remarkable Cabinet of Curiosities. Explore the ‘Capability' Brown parkland with its woodland and lakeside walks. Visit the historic stables to see where Billy the stable boy slept and discover the skeleton of a 60ft sea monster – the only non-fictional whale in Moby Dick. Throughout 2018 Burton Constable is taking part in Chippendale 300: a celebration of Britain’s greatest furniture maker.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Gravel paths and drives, 4 rooms not accessible to wheelchair users
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Hall 24 Mar-4 Nov & 24 Nov-16 Dec. Closed Mon (except BHs); Tea Room, Grounds, Stables and Gift shop daily 1 Mar-21 Dec
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About the area
Discover East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire’s East Riding is the only one left of a trio of ‘ridings’ which existed up until 1974. The North and West are gone, to be replaced by North, South and West Yorkshires. The East Riding rises up from the Hull side of the Humber estuary, until it reaches Flamborough Head. This is an impressive headland with sheer white cliffs, serving as a home to large colonies of seabirds. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
The county has plenty of beachy coast, including the seaside towns of Hornsea and Bridlington. The first of these is between the sea and a large freshwater lake called Hornsea Mere. This is also an SSSI and an SAC, and is great for watersports and fishing. The area was also known for its pottery, which has sadly gone into decline in recent years. Further north, Bridlington is a family-friendly summer beach resort. Kingston upon Hull is the largest city in the county, and was one of the few places outside London that suffered widespread bombing during WW2. It’s long ago come back from that though, and was the 2017 UK City of Culture.
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