Newby Hall (1762-1765)
The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton is one of England's renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s, William Weddell acquired a magnificent collection of Roman sculptures and wonderful Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned Robert Adam to alter the original Wren-designed house and Thomas Chippendale to make the furniture. The result is a perfect example of the Georgian Age of Elegance with the atmosphere and ambience of a family home ; 25 acres of stunning gardens contain rare and beautiful shubs and plants. Besides formal gardens such as the Water, Autumn and Rose Garden, the tranquility of Sylvia's Garden and a Tropical Garden make Newby an inspiring and exciting place to explore, with lots of curved pergolas : overall, an enchanting, exciting, and magical space for all ages...