Nunnington Hall

About Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall is just outside of the historic market town of Helmsley. Over the past 450 years the house and estate have been altered to suit a succession of owners and tenants. The house you see today is a fascinating combination of renovation and re-purpose, creating an atmospheric and comfortable home. Looked after by the National Trust, there are events and experiences throughout the year, often introducing new exhibitions held in the gallery space of the hall in each season. Visitors can go behind the scenes on tours of the collection rooms and see how the National Trust looks after the objects in their care.

Four-poster bed in Nunnington Hall - Credit John MillarThere's lots for families to enjoy including children's trails in school holidays, the Lion's Den play area and gardens to explore. Visitors can also enjoy historical rooms, admire the popular Carlisle Collection of miniature rooms as well as stop for a bite to eat in the tea room or tea garden. The hall hosts much-loved events throughout the year such as Love Local, Autumn Festival, and Festive Evenings. Located on the top floor is the exhibition space which showcases different artists’ work both local and afar.

Nunnington Hall - Credit Nick Fraser

Nunnington’s garden is organically managed, one of the first to convert to this approach in 2002, reviving traditional horticultural methods while also embracing modern techniques and technology. You can see much of this work in practice as you explore the garden, including a four-bay composting system, a wormery, fruit cages, animal habitats, and an organic vegetable patch.

Visit Nunnington Hall


Level access at alternative entrance

There is a ground floor entrance in the rear courtyard.

Accessible public toilet

With transfer space to the side, handrails and emergency call system.

Wheelchair available

There is one wheelchair available for loan from the Welcome Hut.

Accessible interpretation

A3 interpretation boards around the hall.


Wheelchair accessible.
Special dietary requirements catered for.

For full details and facilities please visit Nunnington Hall's website and scroll down to Accessibility


Nunnington Hall provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out


Two tea rooms and a tea garden. Gluten free, Vegan and Vegetarian options available.

Car parking

Main car park, with overflow parking available on busy days.

Children's trails/adventure playground

The Lion’s Den is a children’s playground tucked away featuring natural play equipment.

Toilets and baby changing facilities

Toilets: Located on the ground floor, and first floor, with a disabled access toilet in the courtyard.
Baby Changing Faciities: Located on the first floor.

Cycle parking facilities

Located in the main carpark.

Electric car charge points

Located in the main carpark.

Picnic site

The grounds and gardens have picnic spots available, with benches, and blankets to borrow from the Welcome Hut.

Dogs at Nunnington Hall

Dogs are welcome in the garden and in the tea garden.
This does not include the entry into the hall or tea room.

Getting here

Contact us

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, YO62 5UY
Tel 01439 748283
Email Nunnington Hall


About 6 miles east of Helmsley

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