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what a revelation

Not open all that often but how stimulating. The guides know more than you can imagine about Sterne... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Moth watch

We visited for the open garden evening and enjoyed wandering around in the pleasant grounds, but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Coxwold, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not open all that often but how stimulating. The guides know more than you can imagine about Sterne and there is so much to learn. He is so funny! and unique. The garden is gorgwous too.

Thank mcwDurham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for the open garden evening and enjoyed wandering around in the pleasant grounds, but the highlight of the evening was being part of the month release. The moths had been caught in a light trap the night before as part of an ongoing...More

Thank cillah132
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We dropped into here by accident on Sunday. It was a fortunate and lovely encounter with an entrancing 2 acre country garden. at Shandy Hall, the former home of Laurence Sterne. It is a lovely old house, interesting with different character from each aspect of...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A visit to Shandy Hall was included in our UK tour – between a visit to Castle Howard and Castle Alnwick. We were surprised when our coach pulled up near a little church and we could see a tiny house across the street. What's this,...More

Thank binduAustralia
Reviewed 17 September 2017

So good, lovely engaged passionate informed owners , pretty garden which blends with countryside and a great views #exhibition #stipple engravings #laurence stern #sensibility novel #coxwold Gorgeous house and a wonderful curio shop and plant sale!! Very happy as it made our Sunday ramble!!

Thank Geckooskies
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Local history society outing. Exceptional guided tour bringing to life both Lawrence Stern and Tristran Shandy and the 18th century literature scene. Also charming house and garden plus an exhibition of old prints and tiny curio shop. Brilliant, a must see.

Thank annsandell
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Hi stopped at shanty hall bye chance and ended going around the house which is very interesting and home of the righter Laurence sterne.The three guides maid it a very interesting visit I would recommend.

Thank jamesv6051ay
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A fascinating house and beautiful gardens, great curator who shows you the house and remarkable collection. Not to be missed when you happen to be in the region.

Thank petertutor
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The hall is a modest 14th century building with additions each century thereafter. It has attractive cottage gardens and lies just within a National Park. There are tours of the house in small parties. While the guide's description of the building's construction and quirks is...More

1  Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The only thing we knew about Laurence Sterne were his Tristram Shandy books, but haven't read them!!! However ,the curator gave such an informative and enthusiastic talk they are now on our 'to read' list!! We haven't been anywhere where we were given such an...More

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21 September 2016|
Response from OliviaThrelkeld |
Dear Janet Sorry it has taken so long for a reply but yes, Shandy Hall is open to the public for tours on Wednesdays & Sundays at 2:45pm & 3:45pm. The gardens are open every day except Saturday. All aforementioned May... More