Days out in Yorkshire: Burton Agnes Hall

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Hailed by some as the perfect English house alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House, this stunning Elizabethan home opens its doors for families and history hunters to explore.

Built in the 12th century, this magnificent house has homed the same family for 15 generations and they still live there today.

It’s also home to magnificent carvings, French impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork.

The gardens have over 3,000 different plant species and a must-see is the woodland sculpture walk, with over a mile featuring giant caterpillars, squirrels, spiders and other creepy crawlies for you to discover (don’t worry they’re not real!).

If you are a budding gardener, Burton Agnes Hall has even more to offer. You can book an afternoon with the head gardener and learn the secrets of the professionals including how to create your designer garden, grow vegetables (you can actually eat) and prune your roses ready for some summer romance.

If that isn’t enough, it’s worth checking out the website for a summer of events like the Jazz and Blues Festival and the Princess and Superhero party.

Their courtyard café also serves home-cooked sandwiches and hot meals and of course tea and cakes. Well it is the perfect English house after all.

FACTFILE

Prices from April 2015: Adults from £7 (see website) Children from £4 (see website for more)

Opening Times: Seasonal (see website)

Address: Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Attraction Website: www.burtonagnes.com

Telephone: 01262 490324

Sat Nav: YO25 4NB

For more days out see www.yorkshire.com

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