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Scampston Hall

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Become a HHA Friend at the ticket office of this property during normal opening hours
This property is free for HHA Friends
Malton, Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
01944 758890

Owned by the same family since 17th century, it was given fine Regency interiors in the early 19th century by the architect, Thomas Leverton. Important pictures by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson.

Features: Gardens, designed under 'Capability' Brown, include 10 acres of lakes and a Palladian bridge; redesigned in the 19th century with a rock and water garden and a 21st century Walled Garden designed by Piet Oudolf.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


Scampston Hall is located 5 miles east of Malton, North Yorkshire

Visitor Opening Times

2017: Gardens open 14 April - 29 October: Tues-Sun & BH Mon: 10am-5pm. Hall open 21 May-6 August Tues-Fri & Sun & BH Mon by guided tour only at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Family Friendly Facilities

We welcome families at Scampston.

In the Walled Garden the restaurant is well equipped for children, with highchairs, baby changing facilities, special children's menus and ice-cream (not just for the children!).

Being divided into separate areas, the Walled Garden is a great place for hide and seek, but please be aware of the two open ponds. Children of all ages love searching for Scamp the Mole hiding around the garden and spotting the butterflies and bees that are attracted to many of the flowers.

There is also plenty of space for active play on the Cascade Circuit Walk. This contains an orienteering style nature trail for children and their families and a small natural play area for youngsters. Race around the parterre, pretend to 'row across the ocean' in a wooden canoe, 'set up home' under the trees or in the wigloo, see how many pine cones you can collect and don't forget to check out the mini-beast hotel and search for Scamp and friends houses along the way. Ask in the ticket office to borrow an explorer pack whilst you are here.Is it a ladybird?

In the Hall children's worksheets are available, free of charge, for children taking part in the guided tours.

Children under the age of 5 come into Scampston for free and you are welcome to bring a picnic (picnic tables are available adjacent to the car parking area), and play ball games and fly your kite in the 80 acre, 'Capability' Brown, parkland.


Disabled parking
Disabled toilet
Carers gain free entry
Mobility scooter and wheelchair available to borrow free of charge

Film Locations

Scampston Hall is one of North Yorkshire's finest stately home film locations. Set in 80 acres of beautiful Lancelot 'Capability' Brown parkland, the beautiful regency house with its exquisite interiors and art collection can form the perfect setting for a wide range of filming and photography requirements.

As well as Scampston Hall itself, there are the beautiful gardens, including the award-winning Walled Garden. There are also a wide range of other traditional buildings, which can provide a breadth of back-drop that few other locations can match. Away from the house, the Scampston Estate extends to several thousand acres allowing freedom of access and wide ranging opportunities for all sorts of filming requirements.

Scampston Hall is superbly located as a central hub for filming, with easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds, the historic City of York and the North Yorkshire Heritage Coastline.

Scampston Hall has recently hosted the filming of J. B. Priestley's famous play, An Inspector Calls. The feature length TV drama was made by Drama Republic for the BBC, and starred David Thewlis, Miranda Richardson and Ken Stott.

Scenes from ‘Mad to be Normal’, a film starring David Tennant, were filmed in the Hall in 2016.

Educational Facilities

The Conservatory serves as a Heritage & Learning Centre and offers educational facilities, programmes and resources for school groups.

Groups and special visits

Please write, telephone or email to arrange a group visit.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

The Administrator
Scampston Hall
North Yorkshire
YO17 8NG
01944 759111

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