Sion Hill Hall and Tennants Fine Art Auctioneers

A behind the scenes tour combining the best of English Country Homes and Antiques

A unique tour for groups of 20-100 people, offering a full day programme visiting Sion Hill Hall, a stunning Edwardian stately home near Thirsk and Tennants Auctioneers, the UK’s largest regional auction house situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Visitors will start their day at Sion Hill Hall, one of the last pre-eminent country houses to be built in Yorkshire before the Great War. The house is exquisitely furnished with a fine collection of antiques and works of art and sits in in five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The group will tour the house before being served refreshments and then taken on a tour of the gardens.

The group will depart for the 40-minute drive into the Dales and arrive at Tennants just before lunch, where a delicious two-course lunch will be served. The group will then have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of Tennants, a fourth-generation family firm and one of the busiest auction houses in the UK. This will be followed by a guided walking tour, offering visitors a chance to see behind the scenes as this fascinating business, learn about the inner workings of the auction world and see sales being prepared. The group will then have time to browse the galleries and visit the gift shop before being served tea and scones.


£37.50 per head

To book, please contact:

Angela Hunter

[email protected]

01969 621146



Sion Hill House, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4EU


Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG

[email protected]

01969 621146


Approximate Timings

09.45     Group arrives at Sion

10.00     House Tour commences

11.00     Tea/coffee

11.15     Garden Tour commences

11.45     Group departs to Tennants

12.30     Group arrives at Tennants

12.45     Lunch

14.00     Viewing of A History of Tennants video

14.15     Accompanied behind-the-scenes walking tour

15.15     Free time for independent browsing galleries and gift shop

15.45     Tea/coffee and scones