Shandy Hall, architectually as eccentric as its former occupant, is still a lived-in house, more than 500 years old, full of books, pictures and memorabilia that tell his story.
House open 1 May to 30 September, every Wednesday (2 to 4.30) & Sunday (2.30 to 4.30). Admission £4.50. Accompanied children half-price. Gardens open 1 May to 30 September, every day except Saturday (11 to 4.30). Admission £2.50. Walled garden. Plants, Books, Prints, and Crafts shop. Parties are welcome at any time of year or day by appointment only. Tel: Coxwold (+44) 1347 868465.
Coxwold, one of Britain's loveliest villages, is 4 miles off the A19 between York & Thirsk. Near to Kilburn, the White Horse, & Byland Abbey. 8 miles from Helmsley.