Cobwebs, Cream Teas… and Capability Brown!

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 the newly extended Stables Visitor Centre, Tea Room and Gift Shop to enjoy, Burton Constable is a great place for groups at any time.

And in 2017 there are 2 very special reasons for Groups to visit Burton Constable:

Cobwebs and Cream Teas

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 cream tea is included in the tour price and can be taken before or after the tour.

Cobwebs and Cream Teas tours cost £25.50 per head.  Groups of max 16 persons on each tour.  Larger groups are welcome, with several tours running concurrently.

Made in Hull Tours with Afternoon Tea

Burton Constable Hall is a superb Elizabethan mansion whose history and heritage have been inextricably linked with Hull for centuries.  In celebration of Hull City of Culture 2017, Burton Constable is offering exclusive 'Made in Hull' guided tours of this magnificent house to shine a spotlight on the many wonderful objects and interiors produced by talented Hull artists and craftsmen.

Made in Hull Tours leave the Great Hall at 11am and cost £25.50 per person including a delicious afternoon tea in the Stables Tea Room.

Capability Brown at Burton Constable

2016 was a very special year for heritage gardens:  it marks 300 years since the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the great ‘improver’ and creator of landscapes and gardens across the country.  Burton Constable is one of the best examples in Yorkshire of a landscape worked by Brown, who’s elegant designs transformed the parkland from ‘a Wilderness of Old Thorns, decayed forest trees and whins or gorse higher than a man on horseback’ to the stunning views you see today.

As part of the festival of celebrations, Burton Constable is shining a spotlight on Brown’s work here, with talks and tours of the parkland and a new visitors trail around the grounds to highlight key aspects.  Local sculptor, Emma Stothard, will be responding to Brown’s vision through an exhibition of willow and wire parkland sculpture. From chickens and rabbits, stallions and stags, Emma’s sculpted pieces will be inspired by the wildlife that roamed the parkland and quirky stories from the Hall’s history.

And Brown’s old Brewhouse at Burton Constable will be open to visitors for an exhibition on country house brewing, together with opportunities to try our new beer brewed especially by Great Newsome Brewery and aptly named ‘Incapability Brown Ale’!

There are a variety of Group Packages around the Capability Brown Tercentenary at Burton Constable, including parkland tours; brewing talks and tastings in the Brewhouse; and art workshops, prices start at £7.00 per person

Group Options and charges

House, Stables and Grounds (free-flow):

£8.50 per person for groups of 15+ (minimum charge £120)

House, Stables and Grounds (free flow) with a 30 minute expert’s introduction to Burton Constable:

£9.50 per person for groups of 15+ (minimum charge £135) - please check availability before booking

Cobwebs and Cream Teas:     
*£25.50 per person for groups of 10+ (maximum 16 per tour, multiple tours available)

 *includes Afternoon Tea (minimum charge £255.50)
Made in Hull Tour with Afternoon Tea (tours start at 11am)
*£25.50 per person for groups of 10+ (maximum 20 per tour, multiple tours available)
*includes Afternoon Tea 

Capability Brown at Burton Constable with a 1 hour guided parkland tour:                      £7.50 per person for groups of 15+

(maximum 30 per tour, multiple tours available) (minimum charge £105)

We can often adapt tours and talks to suit your group's special interests

Please telephone or email to find out more

Advance booking essential for all groups

Open daily for groups from Easter Saturday to 29th October

Hall: 12noon-5pm,

Tea Room, Grounds, Stables & Gift Shop daily 11am-5pm

Christmas Opening 18th November -10th December

Hall, Tea Room, Grounds, Stables & Gift Shop 11am-4pm


Our tea room is open from 11am serving morning coffees, light lunches and delicious afternoon teas all freshly prepared and baked on the premises. Please let us know if you would like to see some sample menus or arrange your refreshments prior to your visit.

Make an Enquiry now!

For further information and a booking form please email or download further information below.

Guided Tours & Specialist Interest

If you would like to arrange a guided tour for your group visit please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page

Did you know?
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
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