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Museum Gardens
York Pass

Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR, Tel: 01904 687687, Email

Welcome to York Museum Gardens - a place to relax and unwind in the heart of the city. Relax in the peaceful gardens, explore the ruins of St Mary's and discover the Roman history of the multangular tower.

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  • Rail station: York (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Stillingfleet Lodge Nurseries
White Rose Award FinalistYork Tourism Awards WinnerSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold Award

Forestry Commission Yorkshire, Outgang Road, Pickering, YO18 7EL, Tel: 0300 067 4300, Email

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.

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  • Rail station: Malton (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
York Maze
LITTLE VIKINGS WINNERWhite Rose Award WinnerYork Tourism Awards WinnerYork Tourism Awards FinalistYork Tourism Awards Highly CommendedYork PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT, Tel: 01904 607341, Email

York Maze is an award winning, seasonal attraction that will give your whole family an “a-mazing” day out. You will have a fun filled day in the country, exploring your way round our giant maze & 20 other exciting attractions

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  • Rail station: York (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BF, Tel: 01653 648598, Email

A stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds is the backdrop for a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world.

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  • Rail station: Malton (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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
Historic Houses Association MemberHudsons Heritage Awards - WinnerHudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly CommendedSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
 Garden at Newby Hall
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 01423 322583, Email

Award winning gardens, Adam's House, Woodland Walk, large children's Adventure garden and miniature railway.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Herbaceous Border
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

The beautiful double herbaceous border, a length of 140m, is one of the longest in Europe. Structurally laid out by Major Compton in the 1930s, it was during the time of Mr Robin Compton that the borders took on their unique planting feel.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The National Collection of Cornus
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award WinnerHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

Newby Hall’s National Collection of Cornus was started by Mr Robin Compton VMH in 1990. He was an astute Plantsman with a particular passion for trees and shrubs and was already familiar with the genus Cornus

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Homestead Park

Gardens Department, The Homestead, 40 Water Lane, York, YO30 6WP, Email

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has continued to manage, maintain and develop the Homestead Park for the benefit of the people of York, as the Rowntree family wished.

 
 
 
 

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