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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm shop” (62 reviews)
“national trust” (85 reviews)
“laundry room” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beningbrough YO30 1DD, England
+44 1904 472027
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beningbrough Hall would have received 5*'s had I not been pounced upon by the staff to join the National Trust before the entrance door had closed behind me. Apart from this, both the gardens and house are a delight. We spent 3 hours here, the...More

Thank sirkitchalott
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have visited the main property previously and on this occasion were using the farm shop/café as a stopping point on a walk. There were lots of cyclists obviously doing the same on the sunny Sunday morning we went. The start of our walk had...More

Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Great day out for everyone, I've been here several times, with family, friends and as a day out with my wife. There's plenty to see and do for all ages both inside and out. The gardens are beautiful and offer a nice walk around the...More

Thank Euan M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. So much in fact we are going back next week to do the stuff we did not have time for. The grounds are magnificent and a treasure trail of owls to keep junior engaged. The house was filled with artwork from...More

Thank Mataheko
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I was expecting an enjoyable day out even though I had heard mixed reviews. The park is very small, mostly fenced off with wire for grazing animals, so absolutely not a place to go if you have a dog or to cycle and not great...More

Thank Julep01
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Visited this house on a rainy day for something dry to do and we're glad we did. There is lots in the house to see, both the grand interiors, an exhibition connected to the National Portrait Gallery and a display about the RAF using the...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited Beningbrough Hall and found it to be a lovely building and gardens. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank John C
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Second visit to this National Trust property. The garden and park area were still looking lovely in the sunshine and there were many butterflies taking advantage of the warmth. They had a display of the many apples they grow on the estate. The interior of...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The gardens are very well laid out we particularly liked the vegetable garden with a wide range most of which are labelled. There wonderful walks through the gardens and wooded areas. After the walks we had a lovely lunch in the restaurant. We will definitely...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A must visit and although we didn’t have time to visit the wonderful house on this occasion, we enjoyed fantastic coffee and delicious, homemade cakes at the small but charmingly stocked farm shop.

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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