“…and Burton Agnes Hall near Driffield, a Jacobean jewel of red brick that has been called ‘the perfect English house’.”
One of the oldest and most quintessential of country houses in the area, Burton Agnes was completed in 1610 and is rightly regarded as a regional – even national – treasure. In fact, Simon Jenkins’s ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’ ranks Burton Agnes Hall in the top 20, in the company of such iconic homes as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
There are literally dozens more historic houses throughout Yorkshire, many of which are open to the public at various points in the year, either for general admission or specific events and functions. If you are planning a stay at accommodation near Robin Hood’s Bay or elsewhere in ‘God’s own country’ this summer, consider putting aside a day or two to explore a handful of them – it will certainly be time well spent!
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