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Yorkshire Arboretum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Peace and Tranquility

This is an arboretum which is essentially a collection of trees in the countryside. There are many... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Paul J
via mobile

Lovely grounds with lots of walks amongst the trees, cafe is awesome and mini beast trail was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim H
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“kew gardens”(3 reviews)
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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...more
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Castle Howard YO60 7BY, England
+44 1653 648598
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds with lots of walks amongst the trees, cafe is awesome and mini beast trail was excellent, up close and personal to the little beasties, good day out

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never knew about this place. Huge place to wander around with helpful staff and a lovely cafe. Lakeside walk being developed too.

Thank Alana M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a ticket via Groupon and spent an enjoyable two and a half hours exploring the lake, the silver walk and the bastion walls. The cafe served a wonderful cream tea 🍵. Highly recommended

Thank Bluefirs
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is an arboretum which is essentially a collection of trees in the countryside. There are many lovely grassy paths to wander around at your leisure. There are many benches on which you can enjoy the wonderful vistas. It took us around 2 hours to...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Pleasant and peaceful walk around these grounds which were clean and well kept. However it was disappointing that the lake area was closed and saw no warnings of this on the website. The map was also not clear and we missed some trees. Glad we...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today with family and dogs with Groupon voucher. Rather pleased we hadn't paid full price, only spent an hour there... nothing much to see, children were bored, signage around park was dreadful and confusing. Lake was disappointing as couldn't get round due to some...More

2  Thank Wupar
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today (21/7) with our 16yr old. As myself & son are RHS members we entered for free, just paid £7 for my husband. Lady on entry was very friendly & helpful. It was a disappointment, it really is just a stroll through the...More

Thank Yorkshiregirl29
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful day made this a good setting for a walk around this aboretum. Bit boring in comparison with others visited, just walks, nothing special to see, unless you love trees. Ground very uneven so not particularly disabled friendly Cafe quite good and staff friendly....More

Thank HCornell
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Went for the free weekend. There was some lovely trees and flowers. Cafe was lovely. Otherwise not much to do apart from walking.

1  Thank lmcilravey
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Disappointing, expected more to see but guess we missed the flowering shrub season. One main gravel path with mowed grass pathways between the trees and meadow verge areas. Saw one grey squirrel and a butterfly. The map provided does not equate easily to the grounds,...More

Thank Yorklancs2013
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17 May 2017|
Response from Douglas O |
What’s the ticket price for arboretum
11 March 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