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Sledmere House

Sledmere House


There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years. Carefully designed by Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet, and nurtured by successive generations, this very special place brings new devotees every year.

Jealously guarded, but hard not to share, the atmosphere is informal, the landscape breathtaking and the welcome warm and friendly. Gardeners, antique and architecture lovers, walkers, bird watchers, military enthusiasts, photographers, painters and music buffs all seem instantly at home.

Our Terrace Cafe has a justifiable reputation for a delicious range of home cooked foods and our staff take great pride in maintaining the Sledmere tradition of fine hospitality. Local produce is used wherever possible and we are sure there will always be something to tempt you. No visit to Sledmere would be complete without a browse around our well stocked gift shop. For 2009 we have selected many new ranges of china, books and stationary, food and other quality gifts.

For 2009 our range of top quality plants is expanding again with an even wider choice at very competitive prices.

Sledmere has a history as a House filled with music. The famous pipe organ is played on Wednesday and Sunday 13:30 to 15:30. You are welcome to stay and listen for as long as you wish.

2009 sees the opening of our new and enlarged playground situated adjacent to the picnic area. An in-house quiz for children makes the visit interesting and memorable.

The delightful park walk takes you around the perimeter of the park, where you can see the red deer bred on the estate. Sledmere is also an ideal base for exploring the Wolds.

Entertaining and informative; our guided tours can be booked in advance (groups of 15 plus) £5.50pp.

Sledmere House provides a wonderful venue for weddings, conferences and many other special occasions. We take pride in offering a custom made package to meet your own special requirements. The House and Grounds are not normally open to visitors on Saturdays allowing weddings and other parties to enjoy private and exclusive use.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Opening details

Fri 29th Mar - Sun 27th Oct. Sledmere House 11.30am-3.30pm (Weekdays and Bank Holiday Saturdays). Sledmere House 11am-4pm (Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays). Guided Tour Times 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm (On specific days, please see below).

Apr: Sun & Fri. May: Sun, Tues (House Guided Tours only) & Thurs. June: Sun, Tues (HGT only), Wed, Thurs (HGT only) & Fri (HGT only). July: Sun, Tues (HGT only), Wed, Thurs (HGT only) & Fri (HGT only). Aug: Sun, Tues (HGT only), Wed, Thurs (HGT only) & Fri (HGT only). Sept: Sun, Tues (HGT only) & Thurs. Oct: Sun.
BH: Easter 29th, 30th & 31st March, 1st April. May Day 4th, 5th & 6th May. Spring BH 25th, 26th, 27th May.
Aug 24th, 25th & 26th Aug.

Thursdays and Sundays throughout the season are 'free flow' within the House meaning you are welcome to look round the House at your leisure. The other days are guided tours only within the House which are led by our knowledgeable House Stewards. Guided Tours begin at the following times: 11.00 am, 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm.

* Wednesday 22nd June - please note there will only be 2 guided tours running. These will begin at 11.00 am and 1.30 pm

Please see website for further opening details


Admission for Garden & Park:
Adults £5.50, Children £2.00, RHS Members £4.50.

Admission for Walled Garden & Stables:
Adult (16yrs +) £7.50
Concession £7.00
Child (5 - 15yrs) £3.50
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £18.00

Admission for Sledmere House, Walled Garden & Stables:
Adult (16yrs +) £10.50
Concession £10.00
Child (5 - 15yrs) £4.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £23.00

Also at this Venue



The House Secretary

01377 236637


YO25 3XG



See location of Sledmere House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 930646  Lat: 54.06945 Long: -0.57911

By Road:
Leave M62 at Howden and follow signs for Bridlington at Fridaythorpe then turn left for Sledmere.

By Public Transport:
Seven miles. Leave Driffield and follow signs for York, through Garton turn right to Sledmere.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Driffield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions