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Seaton Delaval Hall

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National Trust Office
The Avenue
Seaton Sluice
NE26 4QR

Seaton Delaval Hall was acquired by the National Trust in December 2009, and opened to the public on 1 May 2010.

Seaton Delaval Hall is a splendid English baroque house, regarded by many as Sir John Vanbrugh's masterpiece. The playwright who turned so successfully to Architecture built this great house between 1718 and 1728 for Admiral George Delaval.

The house, one of the great feats of architecture of the early 18th century, comprises a centre block between two arcaded and pedimented wings. In 1822 the Centre Block was gutted by fire, but was partially restored in 1862-63 and again in 1959-62 and 1999-2000.

On display in the West Wing is a fine collection of furniture, ceramics and other objects which tell the story of the families who lived at Seaton Delaval Hall. The East Wing contains very fine stables, and in the grounds are extensive gardens, a Coach House and a restored Ice House. Adjacent to the hall is a unique Norman Church.

General Information:
Tea Room
Free car park

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On A190 between Seaton Delaval and Seaton Sluice
X4 Arriva bus stops outside main gate (every 30 minutes)

Seaton Delaval Hall Postcode for SatNav: NE26 4QR


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