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Interesting property, under renovation

The west wing is closed for renovation at the moment so there isn’t much indoor property to look at... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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A surprising picturesque place by the sea.

We found ourselves here for a day when out at the coast. When you drive along the road and this... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Sean T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Seaton Delaval Hall The Avenue | Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4QP, England
+44 344 800 1895
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All reviews west wing national trust norman church the main house gardens are lovely well worth a visit nt property wings servants quarters impressive building deck chairs stately home restoration work old church under renovation chilli festival volunteer guides
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We have had family visit us and my father has always wanted to see here. We decided on a short visit as we weren't sure he could manage a lot of walking. It turned into a long visit and had the most wonderful time. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wanderingkaren1955
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The west wing is closed for renovation at the moment so there isn’t much indoor property to look at but the fire damaged great hall was impressive. Although the cellars / servants quarters remain just the bare bones of the rooms they are still interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We love SDH. We are there nearly every weekend as we live locally. We have witnessed the transformation over the years. We love to pop in for a coffee and a chat. Mags, Jill and the team are great and always make us welcome. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

However exciting a life the previous residents of the hall may have led, what you have here is effectively a ruin - an empty shell. So it’s not very exciting by usual National Trust standards, and the small gardens are equally uninspiring. Maybe the West...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MC1606
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We found ourselves here for a day when out at the coast. When you drive along the road and this building appears from behind the trees you can't not be bowled over.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sean T
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited several different National Trust properties over the years, today’s visit was disappointing. On entry we were badgered at admission, the lady was quite forceful informing us about joining the National Trust and despite saying no she continued to press home the point. After...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Newbold81
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beautiful house from the outside such a shame the inside is in ruin to a point still some floors to visit but mainly ruined due to the fire the grounds and gardens are lovely took the garden tour which was good then visited the old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julie1653217
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I live 3 miles from here ,and cycle here regularly. (You get a free drink with NT if you arrive on a bike ) Delavel hall is small but has an interesting history . The grounds are nice with a 'natural " adventure playground for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BM W
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place ! Beautiful old buildings and gorgeous grounds with a small but excellent coffee shop with delicious scones ! The staff were so welcoming and friendly, in particular Evelyn, Gordon and Michael. Gordon gave us an excellent and information talk about the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is not the best National Trust property we visited. It needs significant investment to upgrade all the facilities. The exhibits in the servant quarters need more labels and the rooms more description boards. The main house may be a ruin after the fire damage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 June 2016|
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Response from AmandaSlackBladder | Reviewed this property |
Quite nearby in Seaton Sluice. Think its called Old Hartley. Nice view of lighthouse.
Barry H
27 November 2015|
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Response from FranC706 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the same. Alternatively there maybe a number you can ring if you go onto their eb page. I've recently watched The Landmark trust programme and think it should be restored.
Barry H
27 November 2015|
Response from AndrewDawson84 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it's closed on the 29th. Opens again Monday.