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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Beningbrough YO30 1DD, England
+44 1904 472027
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Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough; an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds. The impressive rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, Beningbrough's long term partner. The paintings feature people who have made, and are making, British history and culture and in 2015 (Mar-Oct)include contemporary portraits in a display of Royals: then and now. A working walled garden, grand herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and a play area for children to let off steam, creates a year round garden. Picture postcard views can be seen from the garden and the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and hidden wildlife. The hands-on interactive galleries at this award winning property; Making Faces - 18th-Century Style, are perfect for discovering history and portraiture. Sitting for your own virtual digital portrait is a great way to send a lasting memory home or Clarence the Corgi can be your guide on the free family royal trail. A taste of servant life is found in the Victorian laundry and the friendly team bring the stories to life in the house. The walled garden restaurant serves morning coffee, afternoon tea and hot lunches include freshly picked produce. The shop has an extensive home and garden range and second hand books can be found in the library in the hall.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beningbrough YO30 1DD, England
+44 1904 472027
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Reviewed today

A delightful house and wonderful gardens with an excellent restaurant with plenty of attractive outdoor seating.

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Beningbrough Hall last Saturday and had a lovely day. We arrived for lunch which we ate in the café, had a walk around the gardens, a look around the house, then a walk around the land which was recommended by a member of...More

Thank sarah1bradford9
Reviewed 3 days ago

A large house and extensive gardens, well worth a visit any season of the year. Excellent restaurant which uses all the produce from the vegetable garden.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The walled gardens here are enchanting so much so that I spent nearly 2 hours walking round. Plenty of seating in the gardens. We had lunch in the restaurant and was very impressed with the food and the service, the produce seemed very fresh. Do...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a glorious Sunday in July - the weather was gorgeous, making the visit to the house and Gardens a pleasure. Thanks to reciprocal membership with the National Trust for Scotland we got in for free. The audio guides were great and really added...More

Thank LittleMissShoes
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting place to visit. The guides were helpful and you got a real sense of the history. Had it not been raining, it would have been so much better, but still 5/5 regardless.

Thank BradleyGas
Reviewed 5 days ago

So close to residents and visitors alike from York and a real treasure of history, art and furniture with a walled garden that must be about the best in Yorkshire, a real joy to spend good time in. The café serves lovely homemade food in...More

Thank GeeDeeGee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with a few friends for my birthday. The gardens were really nice and full of various types of vegetables and fruit and berries. The cafe was a little busy with well spaced out tables. The staff were friendly and helpful when ordering food. The...More

Thank Aimee N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acquired by NT in 1957. Free audio guide which is very comprehensive. Lots for children here but bypass the noisy school groups. At the top was the highlight for me being a room set aside for the RAF aircrews who resided there in WW2. Very...More

Thank Ross R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beningbrough Hall is well worth a visit just to soak in the experience of its beautiful gardens. They are not extensive compared to some properties but they are beautifully maintained. Each flower, shrub and tree is carefully labelled and there is a well cultivated vegetable...More

Thank David B
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Maggie B
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Response from PeteG5653 | Reviewed this property |
It's £12 but free if you are a National Trust member