Autumnal Apple Day returns to Gunby Hall

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A popular celebration of autumn and its most seasonal of fruits is returning to the stately grounds of a grade one listed country house this Sunday.

Gunby Hall is once again inviting fruit fans to feast their eyes on more than 50 varieties of ‘Gunby Apples’ , which will be on display from 11am until 5pm.

Gunby Hall.

Gunby Hall.

“Our Apple Day is always a lovely occasion to share Gunby with our local community,” said house manager Astrid Gatenby.

Visitors are invited to bring their own ‘mystery apples’ to be identified by an expert and there will be quizzes, craft stalls and trade stands in a marquee outside.

Slices of ‘delicious apple pies and cakes’ will be available in the tea-room . And the hall’s three floors and eight acre gardens will also be open throughout.

“Opening more often and more of the property has really paid off as we have already welcomed a record 21,000 visitors in 2013 and hope to welcome even more next year when we will extend our offer and opening times even further,” Astrid added.

Gunby Hall is receiving National Trust funding this year and will be creating a new car park, refurbishing its toilets and restoring its 19th century Ice House Pond.

“Exciting times are ahead,”said Astrid.

For more info call 01754 890102.