Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within our family for more than four hundred years.
Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years.
Simon Jenkins, author of England's Thousand Best Houses, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’ and as one of the twenty best English houses.
The charm of the house is that it is a loved and lived in home. We hope that you will join us in spending many enjoyable hours here.
Grounds only: 8 February to 3 March: 11am to 4pm.
Hall, café, shops and garden: 1 April to 31 October: 11am to 5pm.
Closed 13 and 14 July.
We are easily found on the A614 York to Bridlington road, midway between Driffield and Bridlington. Please follow brown signs to the Hall to reach the new car park, which is only a two minute walk to the Hall.
The nearest station is Driffield (5 miles away). A bus runs from outside the train station direct to Burton Agnes Hall.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Hall and Gardens
Child 4-15: £5
Child 4-15: £6.50
Group Visits 1st April to 31st October and 14th November to 23rd December, from 11am to 5pm. (Arrangements can be made to open at 10am if required).
For further information, or if you would like to make a group booking, please call us on 01262 490 324.
Wrap up warmly this winter and enjoy the breathtaking display of snowdrops at Burton Agnes Hall.
Every February, millions of hardy snowdrops push through the cold winter ground to create a magnificent ‘white carpet’ across the woodland floor at the Cunliffe-Listers’ Elizabethan family home.
The snowdrop walk makes a truly memorable day out at the end of a long winter. The beautiful little flowers are such a welcome sight, and grow in numbers each year. This biblical symbol of hope reminds us that winter eventually gives way to spring, and announces the new season.
After enjoying the charming sight of the snowdrops, visitors are welcomed to the courtyard, where you can find scrumptious locally roasted Fairtrade coffees and speciality teas, home-baked treats and warming meals. The Home & Garden Shop and Gift Shop will be packed with the new season’s stock for a perfect gift or treat. Galanthophiles may also like to buy some Burton Agnes-propagated snowdrops ‘in the green’, which is the best way of building a collection.
Please note that in gale force winds the woodland walk will close. Please phone the office on 01262 490 324 if you would like advice.
Admission: Garden admission applies. Please visit our website for further information. Historic Houses members visit for free during this event.
Burton Agnes Hall offers the ideal setting and location to make your wedding reception perfect.
The Great Hall provides warmth and character and a fabulous atmosphere for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
The award winning gardens provide the perfect back drop for wedding photographs, and the opportunity for guests to enjoy a drinks reception with beautiful views across the Wolds.
For large receptions we also have the facility to site marquees on the North Lawn.
Burton Agnes Hall has been entertaining guests for over 400 years and whether it's a sit down dinner, concert performance or conference meeting we can provide the perfect setting.
The beautiful old Elizabethan Hall creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere and the award winning gardens provide a beautiful backdrop to the Yorkshire Wolds.