Scampston Hall

Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house in North Yorkshire.

Christopher & Miranda love to share their beautiful home and gardens, whether it be as a special venue for a wedding, a setting for a corporate event, or to day visitors keen to learn a little of the history of this fascinating building and to see the fine contents.

Lovingly restored by the Legard's, this is a family home and there are no ropes or other barriers to be seen; Sir Charles, Christopher's father, assisted by a friendly team of guides, enjoys taking people round the hall in small groups so that everyone can see everything at close quarters and ask plenty of questions.

History
Scampston estate was bought by the St Quintin family towards the end of the 17th Century and has remained in the family ever since.
Hall Tours
Scampston Hall is very much still a much loved family home; and visitors often remark that this is what gives it its special character.
Capability Brown
The park evolved throughout the 18th Century, culminating in a design by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 1782.
TESTIMONIALS
" Gorgeous house and gardens. Wish I'd come years ago, but will certainly return very soon! Fantastic house tour. "
Rachel & Elizabeth, North Yorkshire
"The Hall is a fine example of a Regency country house. A bonus for us was that our tour was conducted by the owner, Sir Charles Legard who was so knowledgeable and passionate about the house. He told us lovely stories of some of the previous owners who's portraits hang throughout the Hall. The Hall, which is still a family home, has been fully restored but has lost none of its authenticity. "
Ann, Cumbria
"Inside, [Scampston Hall] boasts some of the finest Regency interiors in Britain. There are original wallpapers and exquisite furniture that reflects the family’s French heritage. There is also a notable collection of porcelain and 5,000 rare books that come off the shelves every ten years to be waxed and dusted. "
Sharon Dale, The Yorkshire Post
"The tour of the house is well worth doing as well. Ours was conducted by the father of the present occupant, who formerly lived there himself. He was entertaining as well as informative about this charming house, which is not over-large and clearly still a family home."
Stephen, Chesterfield