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, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays), 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).
5 April to 27 October: gardens only, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays), 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).
26 May to 4 August: hall and gardens, Tuesday to Friday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays; hall by guided tour only, 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.