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Historic Houses & Gardens

Historic Houses & Gardens


Near York, is an imposing Georgian mansion containing one of the most fascinating Baroque interiors in the country. Take the time to explore the parkland and gardens too.

Burton Agnes Hall

In East Yorkshire is a beautiful example of Elizabethan architecture. Explore the family’s treasures including
an Impressionist art collection, then wander through topiaries and lawns to discover the old walled garden.

Harewood House, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Harewood sits on the outskirts of Leeds and Harrogate.

One of the Treasure Houses of England, Harewood House is a charity, which offers a historical house, stunning gardens and a Bird Garden to the public.

Expect the unexpected at Harewood, with regular exhibitions of national significance, special events and themed weekends throughout the season. It’s also a living and breathing house and a wonderful location to bring your family to enjoy the Bird Garden, Farm and Playground and food and drink offering.

Carltons Towers

This historic property has belonged to the ancestors of the Duke of Norfolk since the Norman Conquest. Currently the family home to Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard, it is the most complete house of its type to be found today and boasts original Victorian features including three grand Staterooms and a Minstrel’s Gallery.

Castle Howard, near York

Near York has remained a family home since it was built over 300 years ago, explore stunning interiors and 1,000 acres of grounds which include an adventure playground and children’s trails. Shop and eat in the 18th century Stable Courtyard with its café, farm shop, garden centre and gift shops.

Kilnwick Percy Hall

Kilnwick Percy Hall is a stunning Grade 2* listed building set within 42 acres of grounds with woodland walks, parkland and a lake.

Kiplin Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Kiplin Hall was the country seat of George Calvert, founder of Maryland, U.S.A., who built this handsome Jacobean Hall in a pretty vale between Richmond and Northallerton.

Newby Hall and Gardens

Ripon has one of Britain’s finest Adam interiors with Chippendale furniture, Gobelin tapestries and a contemporary sculpture park. Take time to explore the 25 acres of land as well as the herbaceous borders which are some of the largest in Europe.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is a medieval castle located near Staindrop in County Durham, among 200 acres of deer park. It was built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, between approximately 1367 and 1390. Cecily Neville, the mother of the Kings Edward IV and Richard III, was born here.

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire. Discover the fascinating history of the Ingilby family who have lived at Ripley Castle for over 700 years. Be prepared for murder and intrigue on the Guided tours. Explore the extensive walled gardens and enjoy a range of fun family activities in the magnificent grounds and park.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is situated in a dramatic cliff-top position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland. It offers something for everyone from the magnificent award-winning gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the grand hall.

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Hall sits near Malton, Yorkshire.

One of the finest regency country houses in North Yorkshire, and contains many fine works of art, furniture and porcelain. But above all it is a family home, who are delighted to share it with you through guided tours in the summer months.