ONE of the region’s finest country houses is undergoing a spring clean ahead of its reopening for the new season.

Newby Hall, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, opens for the 2019 season on Saturday, March 30 and runs until September.

The hall, one of Britain’s finest Adam Houses, was uilt in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren. It was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam.

Attractions at Newby Hall include adventure gardens, gardens, miniature train, The Brandreth Bears and the Dollshouse Collection.

Tickets for entry into Newby Hall and Gardens are £13 for adults and £10 for children (under fours go free) on the day or £12.75 adults and £9.75 children if bought in advance.

The admission price includes entry into the gardens, including the adventure playground, Bear House and ‘Our Dollhouses’ exhibition. For more information go to