Yorkshire Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes

Yorkshire has a wonderfully rich, historic heritage which you will find in the castles, gardens and stately homes scattered around the diverse regions of England’s largest county. Visit Skipton’s medieval castle, Wensleydale’s Bolton Castle, the magnificent 18th century Castle Howard and many more ancient castle sites. Explore Leed’s Harewood House and Gardens, Ripon’s Newby Hall and Gardens, York’s Beningbrough Hall stately home and gardens. Experienced gardeners and novices alike will relax and be inspired in the county’s magnificent gardens from Harrogate’s RHS Harlow Carr to Ripon’s Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park and much more.

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    Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes

  • Beningbrough Hall

    Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens make a great day out near York. Bring the family and enjoy the wilderness play area and interactive gallery with superb collection of 18th century portraits. The eight acres of formal gardens include over 50 varieties of apples and pears.

    Beningbrough Hall Website Map Where to Stay
  • Bolton Abbey

    Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe in acres of beautiful countryside. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the woodland nature trails, stroll beside the river, visit the tea rooms and cafes, look around the village shops, or just relax in this romantic location.

    Bolton Abbey Website Map Where to Stay
  • Bolton Castle

    Bolton Castle is a spectacular medieval fortress, preserved in outstanding condition and situated in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a 14th Century castle and is a Grade I listed building.

    Bolton Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Burton Agnes Hall

    This is an Elizabethan Manor House built by Sir Henry Griffith in 1601-10 in the village of Burton Agnes. It has a notable art collection, a walled garden, a courtyard cafe and craft shops.

    Burton Agnes Hall Website Map Where to Stay
  • Burton Constable

    Burton Constable makes a brilliant family day out in East Yorkshire with lots to see and do. As well as acres of parkland to explore, this country-house museum is filled with fine furniture, paintings, sculpture, fossils, natural history specimens and an important collection of scientific instruments.

    Burton Constable Website Map Where to Stay
  • Castle Howard

    Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape. The Grade I listed building, stately home is 15 miles north of York.

    Castle Howard Website Map Where to Stay
  • Conisbrough Castle

    This partially restored, medieval fortification was built in the 11th Century by William de Warenne, The Earl of Surrey. The Conisbrough castle is found in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Delve into the medieval world of Lord and Lady de Warenne.

    Conisbrough Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall

    Take a picturesque walk through a woodland tea garden and see a 30foot Falling Foss Waterfall in Whitby, North York Moors. Open from the Easter holidays to the end of September.

    Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall   Website Map Where to Stay
  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

    A National Trust property, Fountains Abbey is the most complete Cistercian abbey in Britain. Studley Royal offers an ornamental water garden and decorative Victorian Church in the heart of a medieval deer park.

    Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Website Map Where to Stay
  • Harewood House and Gardens

    Harewood House and gardens are just outside Leeds. The Grade 1 listed house is one of the foremost historic homes in England with large art collection and Nickelin-starred dining. Visit Harewood Bird Garden and more than 100 acres of garden with adventure playground.

    Harewood House and Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Middleham Castle

    Middleham Castle was once the childhood home of Richard III and is a fascinating castle to explore with exhibition highlighting the castle's notable personalities and fantastic views of Wensledayle from the view platform.

    Middleham Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Newby Hall and Gardens

    Newby Hall and Gardens, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, is the setting for Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. It is the family home of Mr and Mrs Richard Compton and is one of England's finest houses. Open from the end of March to the end of September.

    Newby Hall and Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Nunnington Hall near York

    Nunnington House is a picturesque National Trust Yorkshire Manor House famed for its picturesque location, organic walled garden with spring-flowering meadows, flamboyant resident peacocks and a changing programme of exclusive and high profile art and photography exhibitions.

    Nunnington Hall near York Website Map Where to Stay
  • Pannett Park

    This beautiful public gardens with a local history museum and elegant sunken pool and themed gardens. Situated very near the centre of Whitby, the park offers a haven of peace and quiet.

    Pannett Park Website Map Where to Stay
  • Parcevall Hall Gardens

    Parcevall Hall Gardens are the only large gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is year round interest not only for the plantsman, but also for anyone who enjoys peace and tranquility in this natural setting.

    Parcevall Hall Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Plumpton Rocks Landscape Garden

    Plumpton Rocks Historic Landscape Garden was described by Queen Mary as 'Heaven on Earth'. It is 30 acres of parkland between Harrogate and Wetherby with tranquil lakeside walks, dramatic millstone grit rock formations and woodland trails through bluebells and rhododendrons.

    Plumpton Rocks Landscape Garden Website Map Where to Stay
  • RHS Harlow Carr

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr makes a wonderful day out at any time of the year. Covering 68 acres, it has a wide variety of landscapes from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. Betty's teashop and restaurant are on site with delicious afternoon tea and meals to complete your day.

    RHS Harlow Carr Website Map Where to Stay
  • Rievaulx Terrace

    The National Trust owns this abbey ruin, located in the North York Moors National Park, in the market town of Helmsley. At either end of the terrace stand two mid 18th century small Palladian temples, the Tuscan Temple and the Ionic Temple. The temples are open 10am – 4pm, 7 days a week until the 4th November.

    Rievaulx Terrace Website Map Where to Stay
  • Ripley Castle

    Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location, with memorable surroundings.

    Ripley Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Scampston Hall and Walled Garden

    To be found in peaceful North Yorkshire, the Walled Garden is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Open to the public for the first time in 2004, people visit from all over the world and it has been received with great acclaim.

    Scampston Hall and Walled Garden Website Map Where to Stay
  • Sewerby Hall & Gardens

    Sewerby Hall is a Grade 1 listed Georgian country house set in 50 acres of award-winning, beautiful landscaped gardens, two miles from the seaside town of Bridlington. There is also a zoo to visit domestic and wild animals from all over the world.

    Sewerby Hall & Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens

    Situated off Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, these botanical gardens with 5000 species of plants in 19 acres of land. Go to https://www.sbg.org.uk/opening-times/ for when they are open. The gardens were first created in 1836, and have been an important stage for social and cultural occasions. It hosts art, music and theatre.

    Sheffield Botanical Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Skipton Castle

    Skipton Castle is over 900 years old and is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, despite enduring a 3 year siege in the Civil War. It is open every day except 3 days over Christmas to the public and to school groups, they hold reconstructions, weddings and other events.

    Skipton Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Sledmere House

    There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years.Carefully designed by Sir Christopher Sykes 2nd Baronet and nurtured by successive generations, this very special place brings new devotees every year.

    Sledmere House Website Map Where to Stay
  • South Cliff Italian Gardens

    Beautiful gardens, with a pond and statues with stunning views of South Bay and the old town of Scarborough. They gardens were laid out in the early 20th Century by Harry W. Smith. They are featured in the ITV drama series of The Royal, a spin off of Heartbeat.

    South Cliff Italian Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Temple Newsam House

    This Tudor Jacobean house has grounds landscaped by Capability Brown, Leeds. It is open Tuesday to Sunday https://bit.ly/2xLkdRZ for full visitor information. Open to the public and group visits. They offer venue hire, park and gardens, the House and a home farm.

    Temple Newsam House Website Map Where to Stay
  • Treasurers House

    This National Trust property is just a few metres from York Minster, It has a history spanning 2,000 years, from the Roman road in the cellar to the Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, and thirteen period rooms in between. Children's trails, tours, tearoom and relaxing walled garden.

    Treasurers House Website Map Where to Stay
  • Whitby Abbey

    Whitby Abbey is a Benedictine Abbey which was previously a 7th Century Christian monastery. This English Heritage site hosts a Mansion Visitor Centre and holds various interesting events.

    Whitby Abbey Website Map Where to Stay
  • York Gate Garden, nr Leeds

    An intimate and charming garden inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement, York Gate is one of the most innovative small gardens of the 20th century. It contains 14 distinct outdoor rooms, each with its own intricate design and character.

    York Gate Garden, nr Leeds Website Map Where to Stay