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A homely country house dated 1700 set in Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds

‘I could live here!’, is what most people say when visiting Gunby Hall and Gardens. Modest-sized rooms full of character and charm make it easy to imagine you can move in yourself.

With links to Tennyson, Darwin and Vaughan-Williams there is so much to discover about the family home of the Massingberd family.

Explore three floors of the hall full of interesting collection pieces amassed over generations from 1700 until 1963. Chat to our room guides to find out stories about Gunby’s interesting past.

Stroll through our eight-acre gardens and enjoy the different areas: sweeping formal lawns, flower borders, vegetable gardens and wildflower corners.

Complete your visit with a stop in our charming tea-room and enjoy some home baked cake and a nice cuppa.

Bird's eye view of Gunby Hall and Gardens

Enjoy a view of Gunby as if you were a bird in the sky in this specially commissioned film. The footage is set to 'The Lark Ascending' by Vaughan Williams who was a cousin of Lady Massingberd and visited Gunby Hall on various occasions.

Useful information

  • Events in 2015

    Find out what's on at Gunby in 2015 and pick the special days you'll share with us.

  • Download a map

    Click here to download a map to help you explore the Gunby gardens.

  • Online collection

    Browse the online database and find out more about all the collection pieces at Gunby Hall.

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Walk to the Gunby Ice House Pond

Enjoy the tranquil setting of the ice house pond © Tasha Prosser

Enjoy the tranquil setting of the ice house pond

Take a gentle stroll to a recently restored part of the Gunby grounds.

Walk to Monksthorpe Chapel

Monsthorpe Chapel is set in a  beautiful setting © National Trust

Monsthorpe Chapel is set in a beautiful setting

Discover the wider Gunby estate and visit a nearby National Trust property with a unique history.

Walk to Bratoft Manor

The moat is all that remains of the medieval manor at Bratoft © National Trust

The moat is all that remains of the medieval manor at Bratoft

Find out where the Massingberd family lived before they moved into Gunby Hall and enjoy walking through the wider estate.