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Sion Hill Hall

Designed by ‘Lutyens of the North’ Walter H Brierley, one of the last country houses built in Yorkshire before their great twentieth century decline.

Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4EU

Sion Hill Hall in North Yorkshire

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Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets

Wheelchair access to the ground floor only of the house (one shallow step at the entrance which has a ramp if necessary). There is one small step in the gardens, which has a ramp if necessary. Gravelled paths round most of the garden, and reasonably flat.

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The Grade II* Arts and Crafts period house, of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail, was designed in 1912 by the renowned architect Walter H Brierley of York, also known as ‘The Lutyens of the North’.

Enjoy a personal welcome and introductory talk by owner Michael Mallaby, and a personal guided tour of the principal ground-floor and first-floor rooms of the house, followed by a guided tour of the gardens.

One of the last pre-eminent country houses to be built in Yorkshire prior to the Great War. The impressive house stands in five acres of beautifully landscaped and charming gardens, and is exquisitely furnished hosting a collection of fine antiques and works of art.

The extensive gardens are laid out over five acres. After many years of neglect, they have been lovingly restored and created by Michael Mallaby to include a formal parterre with clipped hornbeam and yew, a Long Walk with bountiful herbaceous and shrub borders, charming woodland style Lower Walk overlooking the River Wiske, traditional kitchen garden with vegetables, fruit and flowers, and a Centenary Rose Garden.

TOUR DURATION
2 hours

TOUR PRICE
£36 per person

REFRESHMENTS
Tea or coffee with a cream scone in the original Edwardian kitchens

RESTRICTIONS
No photography in the house. No dogs.

Admission

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for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets

Wheelchair access to the ground floor only of the house (one shallow step at the entrance which has a ramp if necessary). There is one small step in the gardens, which has a ramp if necessary. Gravelled paths round most of the garden, and reasonably flat.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk

Getting here

Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4EU

By car: 6 miles east of the A1 via A61, 6 miles south of Northallerton off the A167, 4 miles west of Thirsk. Do not follow postcode YO7 4EU as this leads to a remote farm. Use postcode YO7 4ET which leads to Lodge House of Sion Hill Hall at the bottom of the main drive.

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By train: nearest stations are Thirsk or Northallerton regular trains from London Kings Cross. Taxis available from both train stations.

Car parking is situated beyond the house by the stable block. Coach parking is in the Birds of Prey Centre Car Park.

Please assemble outside in the courtyard in front of the house.

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Visitor said

Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the house and gardens and felt very privileged to have such personal attention.

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