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Gunby Hall and Gardens

Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS, England
+44 1754 890102
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Nice day out

Spent a few hours here last weekend. The Gardens are well kept and the guide was very informative... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
johngettings2017
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Beautiful house and delightful gardens

Visited today when the demographic was definitely over 40's but as I am over 60 fitted right in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
blackcat71975
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Gunby Hall is a country house in Gunby, near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire. Otherwise known as Tennyson’s ‘Haunt of Ancient Peace’, Gunby Hall is a fine ‘William and Mary’ red brick house, dating from 1700 and extended in the 1870s, located in a quiet corner of Lincolnshire. Many of the rooms are paneled and there is a beautiful oak staircase. The house contains collections of grand family portraits, elegant furniture and exquisite china. The Massingberd family had connections with many influential people of their day; from the Wedgewood family, Tennyson and the composer Ralph Vaughn Williams to Rudyard Kipling and Charles Darwin. Bennett Langton, James Boswell and Dr Johnson were also regular visitors to the house and there is a famous signed copy of Boswell’s ‘The Life of Dr Johnson’ kept in the Library. Joshua Reynolds’ paintings of Bennett Langton and his wife are part of the collection as well a beautiful grand piano that Ralph Vaughn Williams played when visiting the Massingberds. The exquisite garden is planted with traditional English plants, fruit and flowers. It has a dovecot that pre dates the house and a charming loveseat hidden away behind fragrant roses
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS, England
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+44 1754 890102
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a few hours here last weekend. The Gardens are well kept and the guide was very informative, helped with the sun shinning. The house was nice but some of it shut from the public and a little more information would be welcome. Café was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited today when the demographic was definitely over 40's but as I am over 60 fitted right in! Well informed tour guides around the house which has many rooms and is well set out. The walled garden and cutting gardens are beautiful and are kept...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We literally know nothing about it because there was no info anywhere. The bloke on the piano kept saying to ask him anything, between his playing but how do you know where to start when you've not got the first clue about the house? The...More

Thank Eleanor B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely day walking round the gardens and viewing the house. The gardening staff were most helpful, and the volunteers inside the House were most informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old hall with bags of history and stories. The volunteers and staff were friendly and very helpful explaining the history and the contents of the hall. The gardens are amazing with pleasant walks in the area. We enjoyed the two woodturners displays and information...More

1  Thank palvey60
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a nice couple of hours on a Tuesday afternoon. The gardens were very well kept. The house was in good order and the staff friendly. The tea room was ok - quite small but clean and had good tea and cake choice,...More

1  Thank suze9876
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had time to visit the gardens so my review is based on the gardens and grounds. The walled gardens were very colourful with a wide variety of plantings of roses, climbers, herbs and perennials. It is one of the best walled gardens we...More

1  Thank oldbid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very average tea room with a long wait for service. Gardens were nice but the house was uninteresting and the staff were unsympathetic to my wife who has mobility issues with the result that she was unable to go around the house.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be aware there are very few facilities at Gunby Hall; the tiny café offers only sandwiches (which sell out early) and no provision for children. Queue for the toilets! But that said the gardens are magnificent in June with a profusion of roses on swags...More

1  Thank Pinkertonx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Gunby Hall as it is one of very few NT venues in South Lincolnshire. The gardens are very pleasant and well tended, the hall is not huge, but interesting. As other people have mentioned, the car parking, toilet and catering facilities are not brilliant....More

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Roy R
21 June 2018|
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Response from keith f | Reviewed this property |
National trust property adult is £8.10
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eds0n1234
24 July 2016|
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Response from scorpiocat | Reviewed this property |
Approx. 11 - 4.
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911vinjo
27 March 2016|
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Response from Astrid G | Property representative |
We're really sorry not to have answered your query before but due to IT issues we could not get into this feature until recently. Gunby is open from mid March - end of October. The gardens and tea-room are open 7 days a... More
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