Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall

shandy-hall-postcardShandy Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne from 1760 until his death in 1768. Here he wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Serialised on Radio 4 (2005) and now adapted for the screen by Michael Winterbottom (‘A Cock and Bull Story’ starring Steve Coogan) this novel is as fresh today as it was when it scandalised London in the late 18th century.

Laurence Sterne created his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, which brilliantly plays with the conventions of narrative, in this beautiful house on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Thirty years ago Shandy Hall was rescued for the future by the Laurence Sterne Trust and is a registered museum, housing the world’s finest collection of Sterne’s works, letters, illustrations and ephemera. The house is small but its resonance is large and it attracts visitors, enthusiasts and academics from around the world.

Exhibitions, unusual plants for sale, secondhand bookshop.


P Wildgust
Tel: 01347 868465

Shandy Hall Coxwold, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AD

See location on Google maps. 

Map reference: SE 534771

By Road:
Located in the village of Coxwold.

Parking : free
Nearest station : 6 miles from Thirsk station

Partial disabled access

Season Dates Opening Hours Prices
Sun 1 May 2011 – Fri 30 Sep 2011 Shandy Hall and gardens will be open from 1st May to September 2011.

The house is open: Wednesdays 14.00 – 16.30 and Sundays 14.30 – 16.30

The gardens are open: Everyday (except Saturday) 11.00 – 16.30
House and Garden open by arrangement out of season.

Adults: £4.50 House and Garden and £2.50 Garden only.

There are no concessionary rates.

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