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The Double Border
York Tourism Awards Finalist

Common Lane, Warthill, York, YO19 5XS, Tel: 01904 488800

20 acre gardens bursting with colour throughout summer.

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  • Rail station: York (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The north front of Beningbrough Hall
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Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD, Tel: 01904 472027, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: York (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Tudor life
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Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF, Tel: 01904 489966, Email

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located in the 14 acre rural setting of Murton Park just outside York. The collection of historic farming equipment is displayed in two main buildings, and across the site.

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  • Rail station: York (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
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Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH, Tel: 01845 597426, Email

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

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  • Rail station: Thirsk (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Helmsley Walled Garden
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Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH, Tel: 01439 771427, Email

Helmsley Walled Garden, five acres of stunning herbaceous borders, Victorian vine houses, Kitchen Garden, Orchard and other garden rooms.

 
 
 
World of James Herriot
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL, Tel: 01845 524234, Email

Explore the home and surgery of James Herriot in 1950's themed rooms. Experience hands on activities and fun in the visible farm. Try your hand in the TV studios. Investigate the variety of veterinary equipment.

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  • Rail station: Thirsk (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Towthorpe Grange, Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York, YO32 9ST, Tel: 01904 499183, Email

Set in idyllic countryside only a short distance from the centre of York.

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  • Rail station: York (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Stillingfleet Lodge Nurseries
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Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, YO19 6HP, Tel: 01904 728506, Email

Stillingfleet Lodge is a series of small gardens surrounding a late C19th farmhouse. Established 30 years ago, each garden is packed with texture and foliage, densely planted for ease of maintenance, based on cottage garden principles.

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  • Rail station: York (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
National Centre for Birds of Prey
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Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, YO62 5EB, Tel: 0844 7422035, Email

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more.

 
 
 
The Deep
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Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP, Tel: 01482 381000, Email

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. Located in Hull, it's home to 3,500 fish including sharks and rays and a pair of majestic Green sawfish. We are have a variety of bugs, snakes and colony of Gentoo penguins!

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  • Rail station: Hull Interchange (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Yorkshire Lavender
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Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, North Yorkshire, YO60 6PB, Tel: 01653 648008, Email

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  • Rail station: Malton (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Stockeld Park
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Stockeld Park, The Estate Office, Wetherby, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN, Tel: 01937 586333, Email

A gracious Palladian mansion by James Paine (1763), featuring a magnificent cantilevered staircase in the central oval hall.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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