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Seaton Hall Description

This extraordinary complex on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast, close to the delightful fishing village of Staithes is a hidden treasure indeed. Built in Saxon times it has over 1,000 years of recorded history to its credit. Essentially its purpose now is to provide a delightful and intriguing base to a permanently changing artistic community whose interests range over a wide spread of subjects both here and abroad.

On all sides are outstanding places to visit such as Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Whitby Abbey and the country’s longest steam railway at Grosmont, the highest cliffs in England at Bouby. The heather- clad Yorkshire moors beckon and some of the finest religious foundations in Britain in various states of preservation, their very decrepitude making them even more fascinating, cry out for a visit.

There is accommodation for 22 in a mix of single and double rooms with accommodation options at Seaton Cottage and Seaton Court and a courtyard garden suggests the lay equivalent of an ecclesiastical cloister. As a place in which to locate a self-contained conference or seminar where space for reflection is required I can think of little better. Further details can be found on their own Website .

Whilst Seaton Hall is not licensed for weddings it can make a fine setting for the wedding feast and evening party, with bespoke menus to suit the company.

One of the more outstanding features of the complex are The Pendulum Gardens, based on the premise that thousands of souls have found a home or a workplace at Seaton over the centuries. The world’s key religions are represented within this beautiful calming space and the suggestion is that the souls all ascend for a final glimpse of this world with the sea in the distance before symbolic departure to an unknown destination.

It is a gardeners’ paradise and a place of peace and reflection. One of the best things about Seaton Hall is that whilst all this is its core purpose, none of it is forced upon visitors who may take it or leave it, whether they be just passing by, staying overnight, or participating in one of the many courses offered there. It is truly a magic place. My guess is that more than a few find within this earthly paradise a place that has much to offer.

On a practical note there is ample parking at Seaton Hall, wireless broadband and numerous power points. But didn’t you say you wanted to get away from it all?

Opening Times - 2012

Open by appointment.

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Additional Info for Seaton Hall

  • YesParks
  • YesGardens
  • YesDisabled Access
  • YesEducation
  • YesAccommodation
  • YesRefreshments
  • YesPicnics
  • YesMeals Available
  • YesHaunted
  • YesConferences
  • YesFilming
  • YesCar Parking

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