AN historic Christmas awaits visitors at Nunnington Hall this year.

The National Trust property near Helmsley is decorated for Christmas as it could have been throughout history, from the 18th century to the war years.

Laura Kennedy, visitor experience manager, said: “We’re extremely excited to be celebrating not only one period from history, but four iconic eras. Every room is a surprise and shares fascinating details of how some of our most beloved and iconic Christmas traditions were established."

Nunnington Hall is open for Christmas visits until Sunday, December 17, from 11am to 4pm. For more information, go to