Nunnington Hall, Nunnington

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Nunnington Hall is a country house situated in the English county of North Yorkshire. The river Rye, which gives its name to the local area, Ryedale, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington. A stone bridge over the river separates the grounds of the house from the village. Above, a ridge known as Caulkley's Bank lies between Nunnington and the Vale of York to the south. The Vale of Pickering and the North York Moors lie to the north and east. Nunnington Hall is owned, conserved and managed as a visitor attraction by the National Trust.The first Nunnington Hall was mentioned in the thirteenth century and the site has had many different owners. They include William Parr, Dr Robert Huicke, Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, the Rutson family and the Fife family. The present building is a combination of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century work. Most of the building seen today was created during the 1680s, when Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, was its owner.HistoryIt was William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, brother of queen consort Catherine Parr, who built the oldest parts of the surviving house of Nunnington, which now form part of the west front. Following the forfeiture of the estate after his death in 1571 (for his part in setting Lady Jane Grey on the throne), Nunnington was again subject to let. One of the tenants was Dr Robert Huicke, who was physician to both Catherine Parr and Elizabeth I. Dr Huicke was to be the one to tell the Queen that she would never have children. Huicke never lived at Nunnington however and the estate was managed by stewards. The sub-lease was granted to Thomas Norcliffe in 1583 and the family made many alterations over the next sixty years.
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  • This is a National Trust property and unfortunately we visited on a wet day, so we cannot accurately review the gardens, but they looked well cared for and tidy with a pleasant vista next to the River...  more »
  • We were greeted by a very friendly young lady at reception who explained to us that we coud not take our dogs in to the house but we coud take them into the grounds. My daughter and son in law were al...  more »
  • The tea room was poor as there was nothing for my adult vegetarian son ,choice was limited in general and the tables had not been wiped. Disappointing as the National Trust used to be reliable for foo...  more »
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  • This is one for the historians among us all. ...fascinating and something for everyone with more than two brain cells. A 5-star rating would have been awarded, had the tea garden personnel not messed up our order. However, upon complaint, we were offered the appropriate refund. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the visit. Recommended.
  • Love going to Nunnington, it's just the right size house And Garden for a Sunday afternoon.The cafe serves excellent food,I can fully recommend Nunnington Hall whatever time of the year.
  • The miniatures exhibition is amazing, and the history of the Hall itself fascinating. Good place for a picnic lunch, nice gardens and tea room.
  • Great family day out. Lovely house with plenty to see including dolls house display. Nice gardens - ideal for tiring the kids out. Cafe inside house or eat outside. Go at Christmas and meet Santa.
  • Lovely grounds and beautiful house. Lovely tea rooms
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