Burton Constable Hall - Hull

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Burton Constable Hall - Hull
Burton Constable is a large Elizabethan mansion set in a 300 acre park with nearly 30 rooms open to the public. The interiors of faded splendour are filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture, a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century ‘cabinet of curiosities' which contains fossils, natural history specimens and the most important collection of scientific instruments to be found in any country house. Occupied by the Constable family for over 400 years, the house still maintains the atmosphere of a home.

The superb 18th and 19th century interiors include a Gallery, Dining and Drawing Rooms, Bedrooms, Chapel and Chinese Room. A total of 30 rooms are open to view and these include some fascinating 'below stairs' areas such as an intriguing Lamp Room.

2009 promises to be an exciting year at Burton Constable with the opening of the 18th century stable courtyard and the displaying of the 58' skeleton of the Burton Constable Whale, a new exhibition of the four Viscounts Dunbar and the faciniating museum and cabinet of curiosities will reveal a host of unusual and quirky objects.

Outside the house there are gardens with statues, a delightful orangery ornamented with coade stone, a stable block and wild fowl lakes set in 300 acres of parkland landscaped by ‘Capability' Brown in the 1770's.

Explore the grounds and parkland on the Parkland Waymarker Trail ( 1 ¾ miles), each waymarker highlights a different parkland feature such as the Ha Ha and Horses Head.