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Great days out at Yorkshire’s Houses, Castles & Gardens

Bringing you a whole host of ideas for great days out for all the family with our fantastic selection of formidable castles, splendid stately homes, ancient abbeys and glorious gardens. With an unrivalled collection of Yorkshire’s finest attractions ready to welcome you, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to visit first!

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SOLD OUT - 2021 Family Pass

We have sold out of 2021 Family Passes as we only have a very limited number available for sale.

For future reference, registrations open online each year from 1st - 31st October. Once registrations have closed, names are selected at random and successful applicants are then contacted to complete their purchase. To be in with a chance of securing a 2022 Family Pass, make sure you register your interest here when registrations open from 1st October 2021.

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Latest News

The A-Bee-C of Gardening at Nunnington Hall

The A-Bee-C of Gardening at Nunnington Hall

To support Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge [1], the designer of a new ‘Buzz Border’ at Nunnington Hall has shared tips on how everyone can attract these important pollinators into their gardens. The 10 x 3m Buzz Border includes a wide range of plants to maximise biodiversity and spread pollen and nectar across a long period.

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‘Christmas in Narnia’ at Castle Howard

‘Christmas in Narnia’ at Castle Howard

Castle Howard are delighted to announce that tickets will go on sale for the anticipated return of an indoor Christmas spectacular, after last year’s Coronavirus restrictions dashed the hopes of opening the House to visitors, during what would normally be the North Yorkshire Stately Home’s busiest month of the year.

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The Thaliana Bridge: A development for RHS Garden Harlow Carr

The Thaliana Bridge: A development for RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr has drawn up plans and secured planning permission for a new development in the garden. The Thaliana Bridge will span over the the Queen Mother Lake at the south end of the gardens creating improved access for visitors, new routes and new views to and from the bridge across the water.

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Go through the looking glass at RHS Harlow Carr this summer

Go through the looking glass at RHS Harlow Carr this summer

Families will be transported to Alice’s Wonderland at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, as the world’s leading gardening charity partners with Macmillan Publishers to celebrate 150 years of the iconic and classic stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.

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