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  • National Trust

Group Visits, next open Fri 10 Nov - Sat 30 Dec 2017


The Beningbrough gardens

The Beningbrough gardens

Wander under the pear arch in the walled garden


Set in the Vale of York, within easy reach of Harrogate and Leeds, Beningbrough Hall is the perfect location for works from the National Portrait Gallery. Inside the Italian-inspired house you'll find the interactive galleries, Making Faces - 18th-Century Style, where you can discover history and portraiture, and even sit for a 21st-century digital portrait. The grand rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits, featuring people who have made, and are making, British history and culture.

Outdoors, see what's in season in the working Victorian walled garden and stroll among luxurious Edwardian borders. The parkland is perfect for longer walks, with plenty of space and a play area for children to let off steam.

Beningbrough's series of interlocking gardens each offer their own distinct seasonal interest - from wildlife havens to colourful herbaceous borders - and are inspirational all year. There are walks through park and woodlands and beside the river with stunning views of the hall, as well as outdoor activities and natural play opportunities for families. Art workshops, dressing up, sculpture modelling and family house trails are also on offer, plus a full programme of events get a taste of servant life in the Victorian laundry.

Discounted rates for pre-booked groups of 15 or more including priority entry opportunities and tea & coffee on arrival. With on coach welcome and free entry and refreshment voucher for the driver, Beningbrough is the perfect venue for a group day out. Due to weight limited toll, coaches must arrive via A19.

Stay a bit longer as Lord and Lady of the manor in the beautiful surroundings of Beningbrough Hall in the self-catered holiday accommodation situated above the Victorian Laundry. With superb views of the surrounding countryside and exclusive out-of-hours access to the gardens and grounds, you can enjoy the city and escape to the country at the same time.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 10 Nov - Sat 30 Dec 2017 Sat - Sun 11:30 to 15:30
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 4 March - 5 November 2017,
plus bank holiday and Mondays in July and August.

In winter, reduced opening on weekends only (closed 23 & 24 December).


Free entry to National Trust members and under-fives.

4 March - 5 November (gift aid) adult £13.00, child £6.50, family £32.50
4 March - 5 November (standard) adult £11.80, child £5.90, family £29.50

Low season (gift aid) adult £7.50, child £3.75, family £18.75
Low season (standard) adult £6.80, child £3.40, family £17.00

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 25 Feb Oh wise owl art trail
Sat 2 - Sun 17 Dec Storytime with Father Christmas




    See location of Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 518585  Lat: 54.01991 Long: -1.21087

    By Road:
    8 miles North West of York signposted off A19 and A59 (over toll bridge). Coaches must come via A19.

    Parking: free


    Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

    01904 472027


    YO30 1DD


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Coach parties must be pre-booked, discounts available. Lift to all floors in the hall, wheelchairs and electric scooters available to borrow (recommend to pre-book).


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