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Kiplin Hall

Standing by the River Swale in the Vale of Mowbray, a Jacobean house known for its collection of kitchenalia.

Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT

Kiplin Hall & Gardens in North Yorkshire is a beautiful historic house

Experience this house

Visit

Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Kiplin Hall is the delightful Jacobean country seat of George Calvert, founder of Maryland and 1st Lord Baltimore.

The award-winning Hall is now shown as a comfortable Victorian home, with centuries of the belongings of its previous owners.

The collections contain furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries, and numerous family portraits and paintings by artists such as Joachim Beuckelaer, Luca Carlevarijs, Angelica Kauffman, Lady Waterford and G.F. Watts. There are also many Arts and Crafts pieces.

Visitors are fascinated by the surviving WW2 Kitchen and Bathroom, when the RAF requisitioned the house and estate.

Restoration of the gardens began in 2007, with new areas added each year – Rose, White, Sensory and Bog Gardens, herbaceous and hot borders.

Produce from our fabulous Walled Garden is used in the oak panelled Tea Room. There are woodland and lakeside walks, parkland, children’s play ship, natural play area, garden games and dipping-pond.

Opening Times

2022

Fridays to Wednesdays (closed Thursdays) until 31 October. Gardens open from 4 February. The hall will open from 11 March.

Garden and tearoom take away service:
10am – 5pm

Hall (social distancing and one way routes in place):
11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Visitors do not need to book, but may purchase tickets in advance, online. Tickets are still available to buy in person on arrival.

Historic Houses members are treated as ticket holders. They do not need to purchase tickets in advance, but will still need to show their card on arrival as normal.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit free on normal open days. Historic Houses members are treated as ticket holders. They do not need to purchase tickets in advance, but will still need to show their card on arrival as normal.

Hall and gardens
Adult: £11
Concession: £9.90
Child: £5.50
Family: £28.60

Group Visits

Explore the house with one of our expert guides. Learn about the founding of Maryland, the history of the four families, related by blood or marriage, who owned Kiplin Hall, and some Royal connections.

The house is furnished as a Victorian home with an eclectic mix of furniture, paintings and personal possessions that belonged to the families who lived here. The rooms are not roped off and many people comment on the homely feel of the house.

Find out more here.

Please call Rosie on 01748 818178 for help with your group booking.

Educational Visits

As they come into Kiplin Hall, children enter an environment that may be strange and new to them, leaving behind the familiarity of modern life to experience different periods of history. Taking pupils from the classroom to a historic site stimulates pupils’ minds and opens new perspectives on the subjects they are studying at school.

Each programme lasts 2 hours. Children are introduced to the Hall and its history in the Library, and are briefed on the timetable for their visit. Classes split into two or three groups, depending on the programme they are following. The groups circulate around the house and/or grounds, working with an Education Volunteer for two or three activity sessions.

The extensive gardens and grounds can be part of a school visit to the Hall, or may be used for stand-alone, out-of-school educational activities.

Our Education Volunteers are retired teachers or have worked in an educational role.

Find out more on our website.

Contact us for more information:

01748 818178

info@kiplinhall.co.uk

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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