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More than a great house, it is a truly amazing place.
Seaton Delaval Hall is a great house set in its own estate with lovely gardens and a fine collection; yet it is also much more.
It is a signpost pointing to the diverse history of a family which acquired land here in the late 11th century. The house occupies the site of a Norman settlement, and its original Norman chapel remains in use today.
Built between 1719 and 1730 for Admiral George Delaval, it is not only the finest house in the north east of England, but also among the finest works of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, one of the masters of English Baroque.
For 900 years, the estate has been a stage for drama, intrigue and romance while the surrounding landscape has fuelled industrial revolution. The house has survived terrible fires, military occupation and potential ruin. Now it provides an amazing space for arts, heritage and the community to come together.
Hallowe'en at Seaton Delaval Hall
Hallowe'en here is sure to be a spooky affair.
In 1644, agent of the Witch Finder General Silas Doom was murdered for his gold. Every 10 years he returns to the scene of his murder, Seaton Delaval, to search for his treasure.
Autumn days out
50 things to do before you're 11¾
The evenings are getting a little darker but there's still an outdoor adventure waiting for you here... '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' is a campaign to get even more youngsters outdoors.
Visit the gardens to go bird watching, make a trail with sticks around the estate, find a geocache, explore inside a tree at the playground and so much more.