Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
Bring the family and appreciate the grandeur of Victorian living.
Built by the fabulously wealthy Charles Thellusson, Brodsworth Hall was the Thellusson family home for over 120 years. Designed in the Italianate style of the 1860s, the 'grand rooms' on the ground floor recall its Victorian heyday.
In the Billiard Room, perfectly preserved as 'gentlemen's retreat', you can spot the mummified hooves of the 1855 Doncaster Cup winner
Don't miss the cavernous Victorian kitchen with its impressive cooking range and the cosier 'Aga kitchen' and scullery with the original housekeeper's chair.
Unique Guided Tour
Take a unique guided tour around the house which has been preserved exactly as the last resident, Sylvia Grant-Dalton, left it in 1988.
The house appears as Sylvia used it, making do and mending as her funds and servants dwindled. Whilst some rooms have kept a sense of grandeur, elsewhere the hard years of gentle decline are apparent.
The library's original wallpaper and carpets are faded, and Charles Thellusson's woodworking room is full of the family's clutter. Look out for a Second World War baby's 'cradle gas mask', and a rare stuffed specimen of an American 'passenger pigeon'.
Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays.
Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell.
Take in romantic views of the formal gardens and pleasure grounds from the restored summerhouse, and enjoy the period bedding plants in the Flower Garden.
After an afternoon exploring head over to the tearoom and terrace. The tearoom serves a delicious selection of high quality Yorkshire food using the best local, fresh ingredients. There is also a children's selection.
In fine weather, you can enjoy the tranquility of the hall from the outdoor seating on the Tea Terrace.
You are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.
Please refer to the English Heritage website.
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