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Group Visits to Burton Constable

Enjoy a fabulous visit to East Yorkshire's best historic day out!

Burton Constable Hall, just 10 miles from Beverley and Hull, is one of Yorkshire’s most spectacular historic country houses, and one of its best kept secrets: a real treat for group visitors! With over 30 rooms crammed with fine arts, furniture and many surprises with over 500 years of family history; plus over 300 acres of historic grounds to explore, Burton Constable is a great place for groups at any time.

New for 2020: 'Drink, Dance and Decadence' 

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Cobwebs and Cream Teas 'Behind the Scenes' Tours

The chance to peek behind the scenes and explore hidden nooks and crannies, is irresistible, and Burton Constable’s ‘Cobwebs and Cream Teas’ special guided tours offer just that chance … with knobs on!

On a ‘Cobwebs and Cream Teas’ tour, guests explore this wonderful Elizabethan house literally from top to toe,  seeing the rooftops and garrets, as well as delving into the depths of the cellars: en route taking in servants’ quarters, grand state rooms, archives and stores.   Exclusive groups of up to 16 people have their own dedicated guide, to be able to get ‘up close and personal’ with this extraordinary house and its maze of rooms and staircases; fascinating collections and curiosities; and tales of residents above and below stairs, across the centuries.  Not surprisingly, there are even some ghostly tales to hear…

And a sumptuous Afternoon Tea is included in the tour price, to be taken after the tour.

Cobwebs and Cream Teas tours cost £29.50 per head.  Groups of max 16 persons on each tour.  Larger groups are welcome, with two tours running concurrently. 

Capability Brown Parkland Tours & Twilight Parkland Tours

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown designed the stunning grounds and parkland here at Burton Constable in the eighteenth century and it is the best documented example of landscape worked by him. Group visitors can explore Brown's stunning parkland with our one hour guided 'Capability Brown's Parkland Tours' £9.50 per person. Or why not enjoy an exclusive evening visit to this place of calm and tranquility that also includes supper in the Stables Kitchen and an introduction and guided walking tour with one of our expert guides. Duration is 2.5 hours and costs £29.50 per person. Both tours are for groups of 10+ (maximum 25 per tour). Multiple tours are available for the Capability Brown Parkland Tours.

Group Options and Charges

House, Stables & Grounds (self-guided)

£10.00 per person for groups of 10+

You can now book your tickets online by through this link

Potted History Tour 11.30am start followed by self-guided or accompanied visit

£15.75 per person for groups of 10+ max 32 people (minimum charge £225.00)

Cobwebs and Cream Teas

£29.50 per person for groups of 10+ (maximum 16 per tour, maximum 2 tours) includes Afternoon Tea (minimum charge £280.00, payable in advance

Capability Brown Parkland Tour

£9.50 per person for groups of 10+ (maximum 25 per tour, multiple tours available) Minimum charge £135.00, or £4.50 if added to other tours.

Twilight Parkland Tour

£29.50 per person for groups of 15+ max 25 people per tour (minimum charge £420) - Duration 2.5 hours. This evening event includes supper served in the Stables Kitchen with an introduction and guided walking tour of the Grounds & Parkland

'Drink, Dance and Decadence' tour with the Curator

£21.00 per person for groups of 10+ max 32 people per tour (minimum charge £300). Duration 1 hour starting at 11am, includes a self-guided visit to the Hall and entry to the Grounds & Stables.

Advance Booking is essential for all groups.

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Did you know?

The Burton Constable Whale is featured in Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick. 

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

Over 80 different species of birds have been spotted at Burton Constable, from the smallest British bird, the Goldcrest, to large birds of prey such as Buzzards and Barn Owls
Afternoon tea was created by the Duchess of Bedford in the late 18th century. She invited friends to join her for an afternoon meal of small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, sweets and, of course, tea. The practice was so popular that it was quickly adopted by other social hostesses