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!

There’s so much to enjoy and discover within and around this imposing Elizabethan mansion, with  over 30 rooms crammed with fine arts, furniture, and many surprises from over 500 years of family histories;  plus over 300 acres of historic grounds to explore, with woodland and parkland walks and trails for all the family.

With dedicated free parking for coaches, and a newly restored Stable Block, Tea Room and Gift Shop to enjoy, Burton Constable is a great place for groups at any time.

New for 2018...

We are delighted to be taking part in the Chippendale300 festival in 2018, which will celebrate 300 years since the birth of England's most famous furniture maker Thomas Chippendale. Festivities at Burton Constable will include a new exhibition alongside a programme of expert-led tours and talks. Find out more here 

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 £26.75 per head.  Groups of max 16 persons on each tour.  Larger groups are welcome, with several tours running concurrently. 

Capability Brown 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' £8.50 per person for groups of 15+ (maximum 25 per tour, multiple tours available)

Group Options and Charges 

House, Stables & Grounds (self-guided): £9.00 per person for groups of 15+ (minimum charge £135.00)
Potted History Tour 11.30am start followed by self-guided or accompanied visit: £12.50 per person for groups of 15+ max 32 people (minimum charge £187.50)
Cobwebs and Cream Teas: £26.75 per person for groups of 10+ (maximum 16 per tour, maximum 2 tours) includes Afternoon Tea (minimum charge £265.00, payable in advance
VIP Tour: Chippendale and the Yorkshire Craftsmen: £30.00 per person (£35 Saturday or Sunday max 24. 10.30am arrival and coffee, followed by 1.5 hour tour with an expert, lunch and self-guided/accompanied return visit into the hall. Option to upgrade to Afternoon Tea £5 per person. Minimum charge £4.50 (£525 weekends) payable in advance. See website for full details.
Capability Brown Parkland Tour: £8.50 per person for groups of 15+ (maximum 25 per tour, multiple tours available) Minimum charge £127.50, or £4 if added to other tours.

Advance Booking is essential for all groups.

Download further information and booking forms from the column on the right of this page.


Did you know?
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 
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