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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

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Address: Beningbrough YO30 1DD, England
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+44 1904 472027
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough; an Italian...

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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Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Sun shining, birds singing, cars gleaming in the traffic trying to get in and parked as close as possible to the Hall or the Farm Shop. Interesting place but not one of the most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sun shining, birds singing, cars gleaming in the traffic trying to get in and parked as close as possible to the Hall or the Farm Shop. Interesting place but not one of the most interesting NT properties although there are precious few in and around East Yorkshire. Poignant links to RAF Linton on Ouse and the airmen who were billeted... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Firstly, the gardens, very very nice. In the summer this will be a great place to picnic and enjoy a day out. The hall itself is primarily used to showcase the portraits hanging there. OK, but not really my thing. The rooms that were furnished were filled with 'items' that may not belong to the hall but relate to the... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting house and garden, nice walks in the grounds, but not as fascinating with its history as some other national trust properties.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason for visiting here was to look at part of the Portrait Gallery that is held here. Although this is an old house in side there is a lift allowing disable access to all floors. The portrait gallery at the top of the house has active displays for children, dressing up & playroom linked to the portraits. The... More 

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick re-visit (we realised when we got here) and a walk 'round the grounds and a look over the house & gallery. Some very evocative displays from the RAF who were based here. Well worth a visit.

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Rozelle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to Beningbrough Hall and gardens Even though it was so early in the season everyone was helfpul and friendly and informative. Some very interesting facts about the house and a great venue for the paintings. The gardens were amazing couldn't believe how much there was to view in March. Made me really want to return... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited March 2017. One of the best National Trust visits we have had. Lovely gardens to walk round with lots of trees and grounds. ken gave a very interesting talk on the history. The hall has been re furnished over last few years by the National Trust who have done a fantastic job of the furnishings. The National Portrait Gallery... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with relatives who have three young children and the heavens opened for much of the time. Luckily the play area being a non- starter in such weather was not a problem as the house has rooms where families can play, dress up, take part in computer simulations etc. This is an unusual house as very little is known... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old House in need of a great deal of care.Fabulous gardens would love to see them in a few weeks time.As always National Trust staff very good

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We were out cycling and came across this gem of a place. Lovely views out of the picture windows. Great pot of tea and delicious Bakewell tart and slice of tiffin. Also have Panninis , soup etc. Well worth a visit. Good stock of greasy meat, bread, veg etc available in farm shop.

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