“ Welcome to Scampston Hall, home to Christopher, Miranda, Ben and Phoebe Legard. Please come and share our beautiful house with us – we are sure that you will love it as much as we do! ”


Architectural History

Scampston Hall is one of the finest and best preserved regency houses in the North of England. The first house was built around 1700, but the current house was remodelled by the well-known architect Thomas Leverton in 1795-1800. This is the house as you see it today, with its magnificent Regency interiors.

Architectural Features

Externally the house is best known for its bow fronted and dome capped south centre and also the west entrance bow. Typical for its period the windows extend all the way to the floors giving fabulous light conditions inside.
Scampston Hall went through a massive restoration programme in the 1990’s bringing its elegant Regency interiors firmly back to life, and the house remains in perfect condition. There are three large reception rooms along the front of the house all connected by beautiful original mahogany double doors creating a fabulous vista along the full length. There is an elegant sweeping staircase, as well as two libraries containing several thousand books and an imposing front hall.
Scampston Hall is home to a wonderful art collection very much in keeping with the period of the house itself. There are paintings by Gainsborough, Romney and Lely to name but a few, elegant furniture including some Chippendale and a collection of fine porcelain.

Filming Attributes

Scampston Hall has good road links between York and Scarborough, and is approximately 40 minutes from the A1. There is good access from the main roads onto the estate and privacy is excellent. The outside space is almost unlimited in terms of parking. We are used to working with film crews and try to be as accommodating and flexible as possible!


Special Considerations

  • Accommodate Unit Base
  • Accommodation for Cast & Crew
  • Animals Allowed
  • Hotworks
  • Night Shoots
  • Remote Area
  • Weekend Shoots


Set in 80 acres of beautiful Lancelot 'Capability' Brown parkland, Scampston Hall also has beautiful gardens surrounding the house and the award-winning Walled Garden as well as a wide range of other buildings, both formal and traditional, which can provide a breadth of back-drop that few other locations can match.
Away from the house, the Scampston Estate extends to several thousand acres allowing freedom of access and wide ranging opportunities for all sorts of filming requirements.
Scampston Hall is superbly located as a central hub for filming, with easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds, the historic City of York and the North Yorkshire Heritage Coastline.

Crew and Relevant Links


Email: nancy.sheridan@heritage4media.com

Phone: Heritage4Media: 07736 364722