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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Great fun for adults and children

A great,fun day feeding the thousands of carp,that come up on mass to eat the pellets you can buy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
York, United Kingdom
Beautiful gardens.

Visited here last week on a day out with the old man , who was in a bit of a sulk at having been... read more

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Burnby Hall Gardens is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Wolds.The Gardens are spread over 8 acres and include 2 lakes which hold a National Collection of Hardy Water Liles and gigantic Koi Carp which can be handfed.It contains many ornamental gardens and formal bedding areas including a Victorian Garden, a Secret Garden, a Rockery and Stumpery.The Stewart Museum contains artefacts from all over the world brought back to Pocklington by Major Percy Stewart, a keen traveller and adventurer.On his death in 1962 the Major bequeathed the Gardens in trust for the benefit of the people of Pocklington.The Gardens also has a playarea for children, a tea room serving light meals and snacks and a beautiful book and gift shop.The Gardens (with the exception of the Rockery) is fully accessible to wheelchairs and prams and has received an award from Age Concern for its facilities for disabled people.
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| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Reviewed yesterday

A great,fun day feeding the thousands of carp,that come up on mass to eat the pellets you can buy to feed the feeding frenzy. A beautifull aray of water Lillies,to view and photograph.a secret walk that leads to a children's playground.Beatifull gardens to view and...More

1  Thank kimjack0
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here last week on a day out with the old man , who was in a bit of a sulk at having been stuck for ages in dreadful traffic on the way there. On entering the gardens however he did immediately perk up as...More

2  Thank loushaun
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous gardens. The huge lake with all its water lilies is teeming with fish who all come to the surface to be fed. Fish food can be bought at the entrance where you buy your tickets to go in. Saunter round the magical primrose gardens...More

1  Thank Kathryn90
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having rented a cottage nearby we decided to visit the gardens on a Sunday. We got there at opening time and were directed in and helped by a kindly volunteer who was very jovial and good with the kids. Our children are very rambunctious and...More

2  Thank Clare W
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a wonderful array of colours from the differing varieties of Water Lillies. It is easy to walk around as there are well laid out paths which are suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. You can feed the fish with food which is purchased...More

2  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm a fan of Major Stewart's books and have been keen to visit for some time. I was concerned that it wouldn't be to everyone's taste as we were a group of families- but was absolutely excellent. The carp pond is a big attraction but...More

3  Thank Harveychant
Reviewed 6 days ago

Genuinely lovely place. It's immaculately kept, it's the perfect size for a visit with small children, and the cafe is charming. The museum was smashing, made all the more amazing when you think it's one person's collection. And the fish in the lakes! Absolutely enormous....More

2  Thank julie s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I visited in August to see a Chapterhouse Outdoor Theatre show and although the weather was quite chilly for an August night, it was a lot of fun. The gardens are lovely and made the backdrop of the show. The cafe served...More

2  Thank bexyjh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to take a break not far from the Wolds Way walk. Good food at the cafe and interesting and well laid out gardens. Particularly liked the Stumpery and its creatures!

2  Thank Judi W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this attraction, and came whilst we were looking after the grandchildren who were visiting from Africa, where they have done all sorts of exciting things like going on safari, trecking near Lake Tanganyika and sunning themselves in Zanzibar. They...More

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Louise S
12 May 2017|
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Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Best months each year are mid-June into August.
8 September 2015|
Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry, only Assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.
8 September 2015|
Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Only assistance dogs (guide dogs / hearing dogs) are allowed in the Gardens I'm afraid. Thanks.