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Duncombe Park

Address: Estate Office, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-770213
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Build in 1713 and set amidst 35 acres of landscaped gardens, the home of Lord and Lady Feversham has been restored to its former glory and open for guided tours.

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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The park is pleasant but the main attraction is watching the various birds of prey flying without being restrained. As they are hunting birds they can only be flown one at a time otherwise there could be attacks on each other. See them secured in the open outside their cages but otherwise there is not much else to see in... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Unspoilt and beautiful countryside with spectacular views. Great for walking and Land Rover experience fantastic

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you go to Duncombe Park then I would suggest doing it on a Bank Holiday when the house was open and making sure that you get a combination ticket for the Bird of Prey centre and the gardens otherwise if you do just the Gardens then you might be disappointed as there isn't a lot to look at. The... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fabulous and free! Great views, stunning scenery, beautiful building. You have to pay to see the birds of prey. Walk by the river and stroll round the grounds. Fabulous in any season we have seen them all!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As my wife and I were staying at The Black Swan in Helmsley and didn't want to drive anywhere, we walked up to Duncombe Park quite early after breakfast. Although access to the stately house wasn't available (it's still a private home and only open certain Bank Holidays) the grounds were absolutely beautiful and were immaculately tended. We didn't bother... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a really nice day here weather was fantastic, you have a few options for the entrance fee if you just want to walk round the parkland its only a £1, if you want to do the gardens & parkland £4.50 and to include the Birds of Prey £8.50, I may be quoting Senior citizens prices, we did the gardens... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I decided to visit Dunscombe Park on the last day of my holiday on the way home,what a good choice,I saw the birds of prey and their display plus lunch in the cafe which was wonderful,very helpful and friendly staff,then came the walk round the grounds of the hall.what a stunning hall and grounds,although there wasn't many flower beds this... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is a vast expanse of aviaries and a great variety of birds to see. Unfortunately when we went, the heavens opened! However the bird handler gave us a small indoor demonstration of a Harris Hawk and a burrowing owl (so cute!). He was very knowledgeable about the birds (as you may expect), but his explanations meant I came away... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great scenery to look at and good photography opportunitys. I think Duncombe park is great for all ages.

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cumbria, england
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Marked down because, after paying and expecting a garden, there really is not much to explore. The long drive leading up to the car park at Duncombe has some pretty impressive potholes so it your car is low slung, do be careful. The house at Duncombe is not open to the public. Occasionally they have a craft or Christmas fair,... More

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