historic house, gardens and tea room
Award-winning 'Hidden Gem' Jacobean house, built in 1620 for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland, USA.
Since it was built the house has belonged to four fascinating families, connected by blood or marriage. Former owners had royal connections including King John, James I, and Charles I and II..Throughout the centuries alterations and additions have been made to the house and gardens, including a large extension that housed a Gothic drawing room.
The house is packed with the furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personalia of the families who lived here. Visitors are welcomed into a home that they could imagine has only just been vacated by its Victorian owners!
In the gardens, which are gradually being restored, snowdrops and aconites give way to spring bulbs followed by summer planting and autumn colour, creating a delightful garden throughout the seasons.
Small Garden Museum telling the history of the gardens. Activities for children in the Hall and gardens. Tea Room serving home baking and lunches.
Accessible Wheelchair access to ground floor, some areas of the gardens and Tea Room.
Wheelchairs to loan – please book in advance.
Children welcome Trails and activity room in the house gardens and grounds Play ship, archaeology trench, dipping pool, garden games, picnic areas and lots of space. for fun. Ask about the Ticket for all Seasons.
Dogs welcome Yes – on leads in the gardens and grounds. Assistance dogs welcome in the Hall.
16 miles from Thirsk Tourist Information.
Take the A168 from Thirsk to Northallerton. Go along the High Street and across the roundabout. Continue straight on. After level crossing turn left (brown sign for Kiplin Hall) on to the B6271. Stay on this road through Great Langton and continue for roughly 3 miles. Kiplin Hall is on the left.
Kiplin Hall, Scorton, Richmond DL10 6AT
T: 01748 818178