Wallington National trustNorthumberland Category Food and Drink, Outdoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Shopping, For the Family, For the Kids, For Adults
Dating from 1688, Wallington was home to many generations of the Blackett and Trevelyan families, who all left their mark. The result is an impressive, yet friendly, house with a magnificent interior and fine collections. The remarkable Pre-Raphaelite central hall was decorated to look like an Italian courtyard and features a series of paintings of Northumbrian history by William Bell Scott. The formality of the house is offset by the tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscape – with lawns, lakes, parkland and woodland. The beautiful walled garden, with its varied plant collection and charming conservatory, is an enchanting must-see.
■Relax, picnic or play in the grassy courtyard.
■Marvel at Lady Wilson's Cabinet of Curiosities.
■Look out for red squirrels at the wildlife hide.
Making the most of your day
Year-round programme of events for all ages, including open-air theatre, food and craft festival, guided walks, music, dancing and hands-on activities. Adventure playground and children's trail. Dogs: on leads in grounds and walled garden only