Nunnington Hall, Nunnington

Nunnington Hall is a country house situated in the English county of North Yorkshire. The river Rye, which gives its name to the local area, Ryedale, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington. A stone bridge over the river separates the grounds of the house from the village. Above, a ridge known as Caulkley's Bank lies between Nunnington and the Vale of York to the south. The Vale of Pickering and the North York Moors lie to the north and east. Nunnington Hall is owned, conserved and managed as a visitor attraction by the National Trust.

The first Nunnington Hall was mentioned in the thirteenth century and the site has had many different owners. They include William Parr, Dr Robert Huicke, Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, the Rutson family and the Fife family. The present building is a combination of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century work. Most of the building seen today was created during the 1680s, when Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, was its owner.
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  • Visted today & thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The staff were so friendly, welcoming & second to none, from the moment we arrived, to visiting the house & having lunch. The lunch was very...  more »
  • To start the peacocks are beautiful even if a little wet on the day we visited. The crocuses and daffodils looked lovely by the river. The house was small but interesting as was the garden. We...  more »
  • Plenty to see and do. Lots on for the children (3 and 5) over the summer including a lovely, well thought out playroom with books, colouring, toys and dressing up. Play area is well placed in the trees and there are benches to watch the young ones. Lots to read and the house is easy to navigate with few things 'roped off'. Lovely live piano music wafting through the house played by one of the staff members there made the house come to life.
  • This place is just wonderful. The addition of the new play area kept our kids happy for ages (even in the drizzly rain). The play room upstairs is equally as good. The food is great. The constantly changing, and always brilliant exhibitions, are unmissable? Beware sitting under the trees between the courtyard and the gardens. I was made very lucky by a huge amount of avian excrement. All told this is a great day out, where everything is aimed at keeping the children happy (which is rare for NT properties). You can even may the piano! 5 stars xxxxx

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