THE ILLUSTRATORS AT NUNNINGTON HALL, YORKSHIRE

Nunnington Hall is a delight. Situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, this ancient manor house, dating from the 1680s, is now owned by the National Trust.

A visit to Nunnington Hall is the perfect day out, combining a fascinating house, extensive gardens and delicious homemade cooking. The exhibition is pretty good too.

The Illustrators samples the quality and range of British illustration over four centuries from Rowlandson and Tenniel through Rackham and Heath Robinson to Quentin Blake and Michael Foreman.

There is a strong emphasis on images for the young, with examples of fables, fairy tales and children's stories, both classic and contemporary, from Aesop to Paddington Bear. Strip cartoons and animation are also represented at their best by Dan Dare and Walt Disney. Children are themselves portrayed with unparalleled charm by Mabel Lucie Attwell and E H Shepard.

Adult tastes are well catered for with social cartoons and portrait caricatures, and illustrations to classic writers: notably Scott and Shakespeare, by Eric Fraser, and Dickens and Thackeray, by Edward Ardizzone.