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Visiting Ayscoughfee

Plan your visit to Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens

Ayscoughfee Gardens are open from 8am, until 30 minutes before dusk. 

Entry to the Gardens is via Chestnut Avenue (next to the Vista car park). Entrance to the Gardens is free to all visitors.

Toilets - There are toilets outside in the Gardens. These are currently open Monday to Friday, between 8am and 3.30pm. These are located in the pavilion (next to the cafe), and include an accessible toilet as well as Changing Places facility that can both be accessed with a RADAR key.

Ayscoughfee Hall Café is open Tuesday to Sunday, between 10am and 3pm. See their website or Facebook for more details- please note that the Cafe is a separate business from the Hall & Gardens, and we ask that you direct enquiries relating to the Cafe to them.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum 

We are open Wednesday to Sunday between 10.30am and 4pm. 

When we are closed we are unable to receive phone calls.  If you have any questions or need to get in touch with us, please contact us by email on or contact customer services on 01775 761161 who can pass a message on to us. If you require a call back, please include your phone number in your message.


Getting to Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens

Ayscoughfee Hall is a few minutes walk from Spalding town centre. The address is: Ayscoughfee Hall, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2RA.

Entry to the Gardens and the rear of the Hall is in Chestnut Avenue (next to the Vista car park)

If you're travelling to Ayscoughfee by road, train, river or bus, please follow these helpful directions:

  • By road - Ayscoughfee Hall is located on the B1173 in the heart of Spalding and a short drive from the A16 that links Peterborough to Boston. Follow the brown road signs to the Hall. For Sat Nav users, use postcode PE11 2RA.
    • Parking - although we don't have our own car park, there is free on-street parking in front of the hall. Some of the bays do have time limits, so please check when parking. See other car parks around Spalding.
  • By coach or minibus - coaches and minibuses can drop off on the road in front of the hall, but will need to park elsewhere. The nearest coach parking is at Spalding bus station (PE11 1QB), which is about a 10 minute walk.
    • Please note, there is a high kerb on the road in front of the hall, so people are advised to take extra care when alighting from coaches.
  • By train - the nearest station is Spalding (opens new window), with direct trains to/from Lincoln and Peterborough. The station is approximately ½ mile from the hall, about a 10 minute walk.
  • By bus - you can travel direct to Spalding with buses to/from; Boston, Bourne, Kings Lynn, Market Deeping, Peterborough and Stamford. The bus station (opens new window) is approximately ½ mile from the hall, about a 10 minute walk.

About Ayscoughfee

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a Medieval hall dating back to 1451, an impressive Grade 1 listed building.  This fascinating building mirrors the changing tastes and times of its successive owners with architectural details from the Medieval, Georgian and Victorian periods. View information about the History of Ayscoughfee.

The Hall sits within five acres of unique public gardens. Among the attractions of the beautiful grounds are a late eighteenth century ice house, fine yew hedges dating back to the 1720s, an ornamental lake and a war memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. View information about the Gardens.

For more information about Spalding, please see our Leisure section.


Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens registered charity number 515905.