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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.

Robson gets hands on giving the stonemason a hand at Seaton Delaval hall © Maureen Ritson

Robson gets hands on giving the stonemason a hand at Seaton Delaval hall

More Tales from Northumberland

Local lad Robson Green visited us a few times last year for his new show 'More Tales from Northumberland' and we're pleased to say that the series has started!

If you like what you see of Seaton Delaval Hall then visit us to see how much things have developed since...

Easter is coming

Come along to the home of the Delaval family and join in the fun this Easter. There are games and Easter Egg Trails for everyone - hunt for the clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead.


Enjoy a gentle stroll through some picturesque areas in Northumberland with the family and dog in tow. You can learn about the Delaval's past and the history of this very fab place.

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