Overview & description
“A truly wonderful house and garden; perhaps the most pleasant country house I’ve seen!”
“Beautiful gardens and a stunning home. So much to explore and do! We love it here!”
This unique Jacobean house is a hidden Yorkshire gem, with links to America and many notable families and houses throughout Britain. Links to royalty include King John, James I, and Charles I and II. The contents on display belonged to the families who owned and lived in the Hall.
Charting Chipeling: One Thousand and one Finds
In 2014, five excavation trenches on the Kiplin Estate produced over 1,000 small finds ranging from Mesolithic flints to Arts and Crafts pottery, indicating activity for thousands of years. Some of these finds are displayed in the exhibition as well as a late Bronze Age gold bracelet and Romano-British objects found in the early part of the 18th century.
5 Sketchbooks of the Egyptologist, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, a regular visitor to the Hall, are displayed on loan from the National Trust / Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.
Homemade cakes, scones and freshly-prepared lunches are served in the original entrance hall, beneath the gaze of portraits of family members, including Charles II.
Seasonal fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables from the Walled Garden and local produce are included on the menu. On sunny days visitors may enjoy their refreshments in the gardens.
The Gardens and Grounds
In the 20th century the well-tended gardens, which had been planned and developed during the 18th and 19th centuries, were in decline.
Restoration work commenced in 2010 and now delightful, formal gardens surround the house. The Walled Garden, which was Highly Commended in Hudsons’ Heritage Awards, is again productive. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are for sale on the Garden Cart, and a small, pick-your-own soft fruits area has been opened.
Snowdrops and aconites give way to spring bulbs followed by summer planting and autumn colour, creating a delightful garden throughout the seasons. Woodland and lakeside walks, topiary hedging and terrific views make this developing garden one to be enjoyed!
Small Garden Museum telling the history of the gardens.
Play Ship, dipping pool, garden games, archaeology trail and ‘trench’ and activities room.
GARDENS, GROUNDS AND TEA ROOM
10am-5pm (4pm Feb and March), Sun to Wed from 1 Feb until 28 Oct. Also Good Fri & Easter Sat.
HALL AND EXHIBITION
Good Fri & Easter Sat, then Sun to Wed, 2pm–5pm from 5 April until 28 Oct
10am–4pm, Fri, Sat & Sun, 4 - 6 and 11 - 13 Dec.
Admission Charges Adult Conc. Child* Family (2+3)
Hall, Gardens & Grounds £8.30 £7.30 £4.30 £24.50
Gardens & Grounds £5.30 £4.30 £2.30 £14.50
(*5 to 15 yrs)
|House, Gardens and Grounds Concession||£7.00|
|Gardens and Grounds Concession||£4.00|
|House, Gardens and Grounds Adult||£8.00|
|Gardens and Grounds Adult||£5.00|
|House, Gardens and Grounds Child||£4.00|
|House, Gardens and Grounds Family||£23.00|
|Gardens and Grounds Child||£2.00|
|Gardens and Grounds Family||£12.75|
Facilities available at Kiplin Hall
- On-Site Parking