Scampston Hall is a privately owned country house just east of Malton, with extensive landscaped grounds and a remarkable modern, formal garden. The house itself was extensively remodelled in 1801 by the architect Thomas Leverton with fine Regency interiors, and has some good of works of art. The current owners, Charles and Miranda Legard, came to the property in 1987; in 1998 they called in Dutch designer Piet Oudolf to remodel the kitchen garden and create an excitingly modern design within its walls. The result is a breathtaking display which is well worth a visit in its own right. The latest project in the gardens is the preservation of the conservatory.
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Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Wheelchair access restricted to ground floor hall
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Gardens open Good Fri-end Oct; Tue-Sun & BH Mons 10-5. Hall open 28 May-30 Jul; Tue-Fri, Sun & 30 May for tours 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
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North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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