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Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard YO60 7BY, England
+44 1653 648598
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A beautiful place to wander with dog!

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Yorkshire Arboretum in the summer. It was lovely to see so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Beautiful in all seasons.

We have visited in Autumn and Summer, and hope to go in Spring. A lovely day out, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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A glorious 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds in the historic setting of the Castle Howard estate near York. New trees are planted each year, and the grounds enhanced by idyllic wildflower meadows and large numbers of spring- and early summer-flowering bulbs. Wander off by yourself to explore or join one of our free weekly guided tours (details on our website). The Woodland Playground is fantastic fun for little ones while our events programme of gardening visits and lectures, children's holiday activities, flora and fauna special interest events, craft workshops and outdoor activities ensures there's always something to do and see here. There's also a tea-room serving delicious, seasonal, home-cooked food, and a variety of souvenirs and gifts are available in the Arboretum Shop.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely trees” (3 reviews)
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Castle Howard YO60 7BY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Yorkshire Arboretum in the summer. It was lovely to see so many unusual trees and how well the grounds were kept. A good place for a picnic.

Thank grssal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited in Autumn and Summer, and hope to go in Spring. A lovely day out, peaceful, beautiful scenery,well maintained but wear your wellies. The cafe is good, but the homemade soup with artisan bread or scone was spoiled as they only had sliced...More

Thank cathy669
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning! We’ve been meaning to go for some time and are so pleased we finally managed it. It’s a truly magnificent and spectacular place. Perfect for nature lovers, dog walkers, photography enthusiasts and also for anyone suffering a hangover - it’s a perfect cure!...More

Thank Thefoodietwo
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Again, this attraction has been on my tick list for a while so we went on spec one chilly November afternoon. The entrance fee is reasonable but I would say remember to take your walking gear! The staff are very pleasant and it was one...More

Thank BronteBabe15
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The fact that this is an arboretum may be misleading for some visitors, although the site has a fine selection of trees many many of the visitors have dogs. Although dogs are supposed to be kept on leads and within 10 meters of the owners...More

1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Found with ease and parking good (at least when we went). A pleasant shop and information hub, attached to the cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Service at the cafe left a lot to be desired, very slow delivery! Even with plenty of staff...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed October 22, 2017

The trees were not as colourful as we thought they might be at this time of year but that's in the hands of the weather. As other reviews have said the cafe staff seem to be running on their own time, if you order two...More

1  Thank Mindy230
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place! Beautiful park and the colours of Autumn glowing everywhere. Enjoyed a good wander through the grounds, lived that we could walk where we wanted, loads of interesting trees and fantastic views. Cafe also well worth a visit, gorgeous bacon sandwich served...More

Thank adysheff
Reviewed September 25, 2017

A lovely place to visit on a sunny day. So much space for the kids to run about and the views are stunning. Ideal place to go and take a picnic for a good value day out. I wouldn't recommend visiting on a wet day...More

Thank larrylarry2016
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Huge space to explore. Lake is lovely to walk round. Pine trees on bank have interesting undergrowth. Huge swathes of grass with paths mown through. Never seems overcrowded. Cafe & art display are worth stopping for.

Thank Rachel E
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March 10, 2017|
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Response from Chloe S |
We have gluten free brownies,cakes, date and oat slice etc. We also have gluten free bread and scones and all our soups are free too, so most things on the menu can be adapted! Chloe @ The Arboretum Cafe