The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall

The Laurence Sterne Trust was established as a registered charity in 1967 in order to promote the writings of Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist and vicar of Coxwold. Shandy Hall is where he lived and wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.

The Trust promotes Sterne's work and international reputation through exhibitions, events and public access to the property and its collection. Shandy Hall is situated 15 miles to the north of York in the beautiful surroundings of the North York Moors National Park.

Shandy Hall garden

Shandy Hall opening times

Shandy Hall and Gardens are now closed, except for special events, until May 2015.

Visits can still be made by appointment. Please contact us

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Christmas tours at Shandy Hall Shandy Hall by Candlelight

Experience Christmas in Laurence Sterne's 18th century country parsonage. Candlelit rooms, log fires and traditional decorations.

  • Saturday 6 December 
  • Sunday 7 December
  • Saturday 13 December
  • Sunday 14 December

After the tour you are welcome to join us by the fire in the Old Kitchen for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Find out more

Please join us in raising free donations for Shandy Hall with easyfundraising. The Laurence Sterne Trust will get a donation every time you shop online at all major retailers and it doesn't cost you a penny. Find out more