Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house in North Yorkshire.
The first house was built around 1700 and was remodelled to a design by Thomas Leverton in 1795-1800. This is the house as you see it today, with its magnificent Regency interiors and art collection
Christopher & Miranda love to share their beautiful home and gardens, whether it be as a special venue for a wedding, a setting for a corporate event, or to day visitors keen to learn a little of the history of this fascinating building and to see the fine contents.
Lovingly restored by the Legard's, this is a family home and there are no ropes or other barriers to be seen; Sir Charles, Christopher's father, assisted by a friendly team of guides, enjoys taking people round the hall in small groups so that everyone can see everything at close quarters and ask plenty of questions.
The gardens, designed under 'Capability' Brown, include 10 acres of lakes and a Palladian bridge; redesigned in the 19th century with a rock and water garden and a 21st-century Walled Garden designed by Piet Oudolf, set within the 18th-century walls of the original kitchen garden.
Today’s opening hours
Gardens only: 30 March to 28 October, Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm).
The gardens, parkland and cafe open on 30th March - 28th October 2018.
The Hall re-opens on Sunday 27th May - Sunday 5th August.
During this period the Hall will be open from Tuesday to Friday plus Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
The Hall is closed on Saturdays and Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
The Hall is available to view by guided tour only, tours run at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Scampston lies just north of the A64, so is easy to reach if you are driving. Drivers with Sat Navs can find it with our postcode YO17 8NG. You will find the gardens well sign posted from the A64.
There is a regular train service to Malton station. Malton is on the Liverpool – Scarborough line, with a direct train service to Leeds and York.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Gardens & Parkland: £8.50
Hall, Gardens & Parkland: £12.50
Having been remodelled in the Regency period and boasting a superb collection of fine art, Scampston Hall is a wonderful house in which to entertain.
Options include a civil ceremony and reception in the house, or dinner and dancing in a marquee in the grounds, overlooking the Capability Brown Parkland and the Palladian Bridge. Ceremonies can also be held on the Palladian Bridge itself.
One of the most exclusive wedding venues in Yorkshire, Scampston Hall is conveniently located just off the A64 near Malton and between York and Scarborough, making us perfectly situated and very easy for you and your guests to get to.
A number of inter-connecting reception rooms within Scampston Hall can be used for conferences or other corporate events. The spectacular setting is suitable for a more intimate meeting for ten, to up to seminars for 60 delegates. Scampston Hall also makes an impressive location for larger drinks receptions or dinner parties. We will happily work with you to find the best solution for your group, depending on space, room and catering requirements.
The recently restored Victorian Conservatory, which sits within the Walled Garden makes for a unique, light and flexible space for a conference for up to 60 people, depending on your requirements. Catering can be organised to suit your needs.
At Scampston there is a large amount of outdoor space also, this can also be included in your event hire package, should your event require it.
Scampston Hall is one of North Yorkshire's finest stately home film locations. Set in 80 acres of beautiful Lancelot 'Capability' Brown parkland, the beautiful regency house with its exquisite interiors and art collection can form the perfect setting for a wide range of filming and photography requirements.
As well as Scampston Hall itself, there are the beautiful gardens, including the award-winning Walled Garden. There are also a wide range of other traditional buildings, which can provide a breadth of back-drop that few other locations can match. Away from the house, the Scampston Estate extends to several thousand acres allowing freedom of access and wide ranging opportunities for all sorts of filming requirements.
Scampston Hall has recently hosted the filming of J. B. Priestley's famous play, An Inspector Calls. The feature length TV drama was made by Drama Republic for the BBC, and starred David Thewlis, Miranda Richardson and Ken Stott.
Scampston Hall is superbly located as a central hub for filming, with easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds, the historic City of York and the North Yorkshire Heritage Coastline.