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Address: | The Estate Office, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
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+44 1439 770213
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The terraces at Duncombe Park have been described as ‘one of the most...

The terraces at Duncombe Park have been described as ‘one of the most extensive and boldest landscaping enterprises of England’. Please note that the garden is a 'landscape garden', and comprises mainly of lawn, woodland, and garden achitecture.

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Antique fair

Decided to pay this a visit, enjoyable and to be able to visit the main house as well, a very pleasant visit on a grey day

Reviewed October 15, 2015
Darlington, England, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Really gorgeous park with lots of places to walk in the grounds, particularly through the woodland. The park is free to walk around and if you like walking you can easily spend a couple of hours there.

Thank Ruth A
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Decided to pay this a visit, enjoyable and to be able to visit the main house as well, a very pleasant visit on a grey day

Thank krh01309
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51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2015

At the end of a long day of shopping, it was amazing to kick back for a walk in Duncombe Park. There are many trails, but we opted for a paved walk up a hill--sheep and cattle the only ones keeping gus company. What a lovely place to unwind.

Thank cstucky
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

We went there for a craft fair but also looked round the house. Very nice if you like that kind of thing. But if you don#t like country houses this won't win you round.

Thank HemsworthRedSquirrel
Pickering, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Saw a craft fair advertised to take place here so decided to visit. Enjoyed the few rooms I saw as this house is not open usually to the public but would have liked to see more. The stalls were o k but everything I saw was very feminine nothing for males to buy. The ladies on duty in the house... More 

Thank n0rm55e
Pickering, United Kingdom
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581 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went here on the 29th August for the craft fayre. The entry price was £4.00 each with a promise of over 40 stalls selling craft goods. It certainly didn't feel like there was that many. Most stalls were selling jewellery or cards. We were told we would be able to have a look around the house again we only saw... More 

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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

On a visit to the market town of Helmsley we decided to go to Duncombe Park as there was a craft fair advertised. The house is not normally open to the public so we thought this would be a good opportunity to see inside, how wrong we were. We were charged £4 each to enter, which was a charge made... More 

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Filey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Luckily for us we are in the HHA, otherwise we wouldn't of been happy if we had payed. We only walked some of the parkland so unable to comment on the bird of prey centre, but the parkland was a big disappointment, there's nicer walks outside the park and they're free. Don't waste your money.

Thank Bikenut2014
York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

These gardens are listed as RHS partner gardens. There are only two very small parterre flower beds both of which are signed as 'private' all the rest is lawn and trees. The trees are also unidentified. I would suggest it is taken off the RHS list.

Thank GilianL
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very well kept attraction and a must for lovers of birds of prey. Fairly easy walking for the not so nimble. A pleasant little cafe with adequate supplies. The flying displays are very well done and knowledgeable commentary.

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