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Visit Seaton Delaval Hall car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to reach Seaton Delaval Hall car-free. There are frequent direct buses from Newcastle upon Tyne (45 mins) and Blyth (15 mins) which stop right outside. There are also buses from Whitley Bay (10 mins) and Monkseaton (15 mins), which stop 20 minutes’ walk away.

Whitley Bay is on the Tyne & Wear Metro from Newcastle, about 30 minutes ride from St James or 5 minutes from North Shields stations.

There are direct trains to Newcastle from Durham (15 mins), Sunderland (20 mins), Darlington (30 mins) and other cities.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.if you’re coming from Newcastle, enter ‘Newcastle upon Tyne’ as there are other Newcastles!

* You’ll get a free spin on the ‘Seaton spinner’ (wheel of fortune), for a surprise reward, when you arrive car-free.

Choose the cheapest transport ticket for you from: Network One or Nexus (all transport), Arriva North East (bus), or Northern (train deals such as GroupSave) . For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

The Angel’s Way goes past Seaton Delaval Hall, and 25-minutes away it meets the England Coast Path and the Way of the Sea at the ocean.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains. And here’s access information for Seaton Delaval Hall.

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About Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall may have been one of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh’s smallest country houses but while the house and surrounding grounds were in keeping with the style expected in Georgian society, behind the formality lies a story of theatricality and mischief. Known as the ‘Gay Delavals’ due to their flamboyant lifestyle, in an age notorious for extremes of behaviour they stood apart as the most notorious of all Georgian partygoers and pranksters.

Imagine waking to find your room “turned upside down” with furniture fixed to the ceiling or finding yourself in a state of undress and having the walls collapse! Enter a world where an extraordinary lifestyle was acted out in the most colourful way. The Delavals loved a performance, staging events from rope dancers and sack races outdoors to masquerade balls and even their own theatrical productions.

The Hall still bears the scars of the fierce fire which in 1822 almost condemned it to ruin and left the central block a shell, but even today is considered the ‘Geordie Versailles’ for its stunning architecture and landscapes.

For any queries about visiting contact Seaton Delaval Hall on 01912379100 or seatondelavalhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE26 4QR. Visit Website