A few weeks ago, me, Chris, his mam, and his grandparents drove up the coast to Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. Seaton Delaval Hall is a gorgeous country house, constructed in beautiful Baroque style in the 1720s.
Like I said in a previous post, we’ve recently had a lot more time to go out and visit beautiful places such as these. We’re also both National Trust members so it doesn’t cost us a penny to get in, which is a big bonus when trying to save money like we are. (Sidenote: Chris has just bagged himself a job, yay!)
Despite being architecturally beautiful, the house has a desperately tragic history. From fires, to the deaths of the owner and architect before completion of the build, to being all but abandoned, the house seems to have tragedy in its very foundations.
However, the house also has a Gatsby-esque history; the Delavals were renowned for their large and lavish parties and outrageous behaviour.
I don’t want to tell you too much – discover for yourself…
Where are your favourite Northumberland haunts?