Kiplin Hall

This intriguing Jacobean house was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland, USA.

Since it was built in 1619, the house has belonged to four fascinating families, connected by blood or marriage. Former owners had royal connections including King John, James I, and Charles I and II.

Throughout the centuries alterations and additions have been made to the house and gardens, including a large extension that housed a Gothic drawing room, designed in 1818 by the noted architect, P.F. Robinson. This room was altered later in the century to designs by W.E. Nesfield, to create a library with rooms above.

The house is packed with the furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personalia of the families who lived here. Visitors are welcomed into a home that they could imagine has only just been vacated by its Victorian owners! 


8 Apr

Easter Eggsplorers

Saturday - Wednesday, 8 - 26 April, 10am - 5pm FREE with admission to the Hall and Gardens - activities for children. A strange new creature has been…

27 Apr

Photography for Beginners: Introduction to Photography

  So you’ve got a nice camera and you’re wondering how to use it? Then this is the course for you, where you will be guided gently through the important…

17 Jun

Flower Festival

  New This Year! Kiplin Hall's First Flower Festival Saturday 17th - Wednesday 21st June  11am - 5pm FREE with admission to the Hall and Gardens A…

New Season Highlights!

LET THERE BE LIGHT! Come and enjoy the new lighting in the Tea Room, just completed and turned on to celebrate the start of Spring!  Even if the weather outside is miserable, the sun is shining inside in the Tea Room!  Sample our new Spring menu of Yorkshire treats.

Gardens and Tea Room open every week Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am - 4pm (CLOSED Thursday and Friday)

Hall closed at present, re-opens on 1st April - not long now!

KIPLIN HALL IS RECRUITING!   IT, DIGITAL & CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAMPION This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent IT and digital media skills, including developing and managing an EPOS system, and managing social and digital marketing campaigns for this fabulous historic house and gardens.  Customer Service skills and experience are also a vital part of this role, in order to provide the best possible service to our visitors.  Part-time, working 6 days every fortnight, including every second weekend.  For full Job Description please e-mail  If you would like to apply, please send a letter giving details of how your experience matches the job descriptions and why you think you would be the right person for the job, together with your CV.  CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 15th March, 12 noon.  We look forward to hearing from you!

BRING YOUR MOTHER FOR ONE OF OUR FABULOUS CREAM TEAS ON MOTHERS' DAY 26th MARCH! Treat her to our Country House Afternoon Tea with a 200ml bottle of Prosecco for just £18.50, or our Lady Tyrconnel's Cream Tea with Prosecco for only £13.50.  


Ticket for All Seasons

Kiplin Hall Ticket for All Seasons Annual Pass









Opening Times

Gardens, Parkland, Children's Play Area and Tea Room

Saturday to Wednesday 10.00am to 5.00pm (4.00pm in March) (Closed Thursday and Friday except Good Friday)

2017 Exhibition: Home Sweet Home - The Houses of Kiplin's Widespread Families

Included in admission to the House and Gardens from 1st April

The Hall opens for the new season on 1st April

From 1st April The Hall is open Saturday - Wednesday 11.00am - 5.00pm (closed Thursday and Friday except Good Friday)