Markenfield Hall and its grounds will be closed until next year. Despite the Government allowing open spaces to remain open this time, we politely request that you do not drive to the Hall, as we attempt to protect our neighbours and colleagues who live and work on the Estate.
We would like to thank everyone who has visited the Hall this summer – if the walls could talk they would also surely give their thanks. Each visitor has contributed to the maintenance and upkeep of this amazing building.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01765 692303.
Please read on to learn about the measures we are taking to keep you, and us, safe during the pandemic.
"We just wanted to say thank you for a great visit – our guide was amazingly knowledgeable and very pleasant with it! It was really well-organised on the Covid front as well. We are telling all our friends, so you’ll probably get more bookings over the next year. Also the cakes are delicious!"
We have introduced a series of Tiny Tours that will allow small numbers of visitors to return to the Hall. Tours must be booked in advance, and will be take a maximum of ten people. For dates, or to book, please click the red button below.
Government guidelines relating to shops, gardens and museums; plus guidelines drawn up by Visit Britain and the Professional Association of Self Caterers, have led us to introduce the following measures:
The Hall has published a Risk Assessment to cover Tiny Tours. To read a copy, please click HERE.
Guided tours will be limited to a maximum of four households, and no more than ten people overall. No one Household group can contain more than six people.
Tours will begin outside and five 2m distances will be marked out so that you will know where it is safe to stand.
Once entering the Hall you will be asked to wear a face mask, and provided with hand sanitizer to clean your hands. We do have a supply of disposable masks if you forget to bring your own.
Seating will be spaced 2m apart. This applies in all three of the main rooms.
The smaller rooms will be open for couples or individuals to look into, but not enter; as they are used by the family, who we are trying to protect.
The “shop” (postcard table) and plant stall will be available, with contactless payment facilities. Gloves will be available and we ask that you wear a pair to handle any of the items available.
The Undercroft loo will not be available, but the facilities in the Gatehouse will be open. We cannot provide you with antibacterial soap (septic tank!) but there will be soap, hot water, disposable paper towels and more hand sanitizer there.
We will have implemented a new cleaning regime, combining the PASC and Visit Britain guidelines with the National Trust visitor toilet cleaning guidelines.
All touchpoints will have been thoroughly disinfected with Peritab – an NHS approved anti-viral disinfectant, that kills 99.999% of all bacteria and viruses.
If you feel unwell after booking tickets to visit the Hall – please – do not come.
We will happily refund your money. Please stay safe and keep others safe too.
We hope that the above information has gone some way to assure you of our social distancing and hygiene measures. If you have any questions, do please get in touch – either on 01765 692303 or email@example.com
Bring Your Own Bubble Tours
If you’d like to bring your own bubble of friends and family on a private tour, do give us a call to see what dates we have available. We can seat up to five households safely, and a maximum of 6 people – and don’t forget the take-away cake. Tours are not strictly child friendly, as they are historical in nature, but do let us know if you would like to bring a younger group and we will see what we can do.