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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beningbrough YO30 1DD, England
+44 1904 472027
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely NT Hall, with lots of great art around the place. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The hall itself needs about 2 hours minimum visit and then the grounds - walled gardens and parkland require a similar time. All very interesting...More

1  Thank gliderman66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tea room good - scones could have been fresher though. Gardens lovely. Introductory talk very interesting at the house. Volunteers very pleasant and knowledgeable. We went to the clock tower tour which was very disappointing. Whilst both the guides knew their stuff a lot of...More

Thank Mudeford123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tend to favour gardens - lots of open space here, fruits and vegetables planted, but the house is very good too. As with all National Trust, a hefty price for a family day out if you don't have a membership.

Thank desertwillows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely house with an excellent free audio guide to give you lots of information. Room staff also very amenable. Listened to a couple of free 15 minute introductory talks that were both good. Excellent restaurant. Gardens nice but not over large. We spent a nice...More

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best National Trust gardens we have been to. The flowers were unusual and beautiful, and the whole place was a real pleasure to stroll around.

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beningbrough Hall is a Georgian country house cared for by the National Trust. It is well cared for and the volunteer staff are very helpful. The gardens are superb and relaxing and there are plenty of space for children to play. Catering is excellent. A...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited here to wander round a beautiful house and extensive walled gardens and were not disappointed loved our time here and enjoyed the information given to us from the staff. all in all worth the visit

Thank mikesmeals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is somewhere we have often seen a sign for but never gone to. Lovely hall to view with some fascinating portraits. The walled gardens are outstanding , we were blown away. Super cafe/ restaurant . We had tea and cakes but the lunches looked...More

Thank emloue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is quite off the beaten track but well worth a visit. The formal gardens, many of which were surrounded by magnificent walls, were beautiful. Flowers/ shrubs were cleverly mixed in with thriving fruit and vegetables, bordered by manicured grass areas, and yet children...More

Thank Vigilant2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We approached this property during a thunder storm last week so we naturally made straight for the restaurant for coffee until the rain lessened. The house opens at noon so we visited the walled garden which is very large and beautifully tended. The fruit trees...More

1  Thank Heather H
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Maggie B
28 August 2016|
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Response from PeteG5653 | Reviewed this property |
It's £12 but free if you are a National Trust member