Simon Jenkins, author of England's Thousand Best Houses, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’ and as one of the twenty best English houses alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House.
Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within the family for more than four hundred years. Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years.
Outside, the beautiful Yorkshire gardens of Burton Agnes offer a feast for the senses. Lawns with more than a hundred yew topiary bushes surround the house.
There is a classical pond, Woodland Walk and through the seasons, the Elizabethan walled garden contains a magnificent floral display with several thousand plant varieties; a potager filled with fruit, vegetables and herbs; herbaceous borders, giant board games, a maze, a jungle garden and a collection of campanulas. This truly makes for a great day out in Yorkshire.
Many treats await visitors in the courtyard. Unique, handcrafted gifts and souvenirs can be found in the 'Home and Garden' Shop and Gift Shop and the cafe offers home-made meals using the garden's fruit and vegetables and local ingredients.
Adult: Hall & Gardens £11.00, Gardens only £7.00.
Senior Citizen: Hall & Gardens £10.50, Gardens only £6.50.
Child (4-15): Hall & Gardens £5.50, Gardens only £4.00.
Under 4's: free admission to Hall and Gardens Family (2 adults and up to 4 children, 4-15 years old): Hall & Gardens £27.50, Gardens only £18.00
1st April-31st October: Hall, gardens, café, shops open daily 11am-5pm
13th and 14th July: Hall, gardens and courtyard open exclusively to Jazz Festival ticketholders.
1st-3rd November: Gardens, shops and café open daily, 11am to 4pm.
Christmas Opening: 14th November-23rd December: Hall, café, shops and gardens open daily, 11am-5pm
Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NE
We are easily found on the A614 York to Bridlington road, midway between Driffield and Bridlington.
Postcode for sat nav: YO25 4NE