Nunnington Hall is situated just at the Northern edge of the Howardian Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a National Trust property built between the 17th and 18th centuries. The oldest parts were built by William Parr (brother to Catherine Parr).
The house is quite small in size compared to some stately homes but it is lovely to look around nonetheless. It makes it feel more accessible, even if you know you would still have to be mega rich to live there. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and there are plenty of examples of furniture/ artworks collected by the various owners throughout the years.
The top floor is dedicated to exhibitions. When we visited there was one on artwork from childrens’ books and one featuring stunning, intricate miniatures of rooms and furniture which I loved.
Outside the garden was pretty. A big attraction are the large numbers of peacocks everywhere including on the roof. This managed to distract me from takings pictures of flowers even if only for a short while.
Nunnington Hall does not take a full day to explore but it is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. For more information on visiting or for current exhibitions click here.
Have you ever been to Nunnington Hall? What did you think?