It was a quiet afternoon when we visited Burton Agnes Hall. For ages we were the only visitors walking around.
It was so quiet and peaceful and the people on duty as guides were very friendly and helpful.
Many rooms were devoid of visitors and guides so we had most of the hall completely to ourselves which was wonderful.
Some of the passageways and stairways
were quite dark
whilst most the rooms were light and airy both making it difficult to take decent photos but it was good that we were allowed to take photos inside.
The hall was built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith. The architect was Robert Smythson who also designed such famous houses as Longleat in Wiltshire, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire , Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire and Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire.
Above is the blue bedroom or Queen's bedroom. It is said to be a haunted room. I must admit I didn't sense anything about it. Here is a - link - to the story of the ghost. It is quite a sad but strange story.
Above is the long gallery - filled with work by many modern artists and designers including John Makepeace and Kaffe Fassett.
The afternoon was drawing to a close but we just had time to look around the walled garden
and the wonderful sensory and colour gardens. The woodland walk will have to wait for another time.
Below are some more of the beautiful things that caught my eye in the Hall.......
......and in the gardens.