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Goddards House and Garden Group Visits

Group Travel Visits

Goddards House and Garden, 27 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GG

Tel: 01904 771930

Goddards front

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About us

On the edge of the racecourse, just a stone’s throw away from the centre of York, sits Goddards, the home of the Terry family (think chocolate orange.) Noel Goddard Terry was the owner of the famous chocolate-making company Terry’s of York. His family house was designed by architect Walter Brierly in the Arts and Crafts style, with four acres of gardens designed by George Dillistone. Relax in Terry family home, recreated with a warm atmosphere where you can sit down and pour yourself a sherry in the Drawing Room, or take a leisurely stroll around the garden rooms.

The house has selected rooms displayed to give glimpses into the family home and working chocolate factory. The garden includes yew-hedged garden rooms, bowling green, wilderness gardens and plants for every season and is an oasis for wildlife. Families can enjoy the games and play as the Terry family once did.

Stay for afternoon tea, and try a slice of the signature chocolate orange cake - the flavour combination the Terry family made famous. Have lunch overlooking the garden in the 1930s style dining room, with a regularly changing homemade menu using local ingredients. On warm days sit on the lavender terrace for a G&T or relax with the papers by the fires in winter.

The dining room, drawing room and garden are all available for private hire for family or private functions.

Opening Times

* 12 April - 5 November, Wednesday - Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm.
17 November - 17 December, Friday - Sunday, 10.30am - 4pm.

Guide Prices

• Free entry to National Trust members and under fives.
• Gift Aid Admission: adult £7.00, child £3.50, family (up to two adults and three children £17.50.
• Standard Admission: adult £6.30, child £3.15, family £13.75.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering


  • Baby changing facilities

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Highly Commended York Tourism Awards Highly Commended 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

By Road: Accessible parking only.
Take A1237/A64, then A1036 Tadcaster Road, signed York city centre, turn right after St Edward's Church, through bricked gatehouse arch. For SatNav use 27 Tadcaster Rd, not postcode.

From York train station use buses 4, 12 or 844. Alight at the Marriott Hotel/York racecourse.

Park & Ride:
With cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.

Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 2 miles away.

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