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Yorkshire’s finest historic houses & gardens, great days out ideas for all the family to enjoy.

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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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Find loads of family days out and fun things to do in and around Yorkshire with the family.

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For your chance to enjoy free entry to the Yorkshire attractions within our collection throughout 2021 for just £170 register your interest here before 31st October 2020. With only a very limited number available we will be selecting names at random (once registrations have closed) and contacting successful applicants to complete their application. Only successful applicants will be contacted to proceed with their application. If you haven't heard anything back by 6th November you can assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please note that no correspondence will be entered into at this point.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Brace yourself for a day out of the ordinary at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. View more

Ormesby Hall

An intimate family home with formal gardens and sprawling parkland. View more


Lotherton is a handsome Edwardian estate with extensive grounds, beautiful gardens and Red Deer Park. View more

Temple Newsam

Discover 500 years of history in in the stunning mansion house of Temple Newsam, set within 1500 acres of scenic woods, parkland and landscaped gardens. View more

Newburgh Priory

Founded in 1145, discover the delights and charm of an old Augustinian Priory and the alleged resting place for the body of Oliver Cromwell - minus his head! View more

York Gate Garden

Inspirational one acre garden widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest small gardens. View more

Thorp Perrow

Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections trees in the North of England. View more

The Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is one of England’s most recent follies, the brainchild of Mr C R Armstrong C.M.G OBE. View more

Thorp Perrow

At 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England. View more

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Walled Garden is a stunning contemporary garden designed by acclaimed plantsman Piet Oudolf. View more

Rievaulx Terrace

Discover one of Ryedale's hidden gems. View more

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

A family-friendly garden to inspire and delight all ages. View more

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

This magnificent abbey was established by devout monks. View more

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

Burnby Hall Gardens are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily. View more

Skipton Castle

Guardian of the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years. View more

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle has been home to the Ingilby family for over 700 years. View more

Raby Castle

Uncover history at Raby Castle. View more

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle is a stunning late medieval castle completed in 1399. View more

Treasurer’s House

Tucked behind York Minster, Treasurer’s House is not as it first appears. View more

The Bowes Museum

This year sees The Bowes Museum celebrate its 125th anniversary. View more

Sledmere House

Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, more than just another Country House and Garden. View more

Mount Grace Priory, House & Gardens

Picturesquely set amid woodland, this is the best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain. View more

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

The award winning attraction of Sewerby Hall Gardens is the place to visit in 2017. View more

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Located in a tranquil and picturesque setting steeped in history. View more

Nunnington Hall

Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house. View more


Nostell is a Palladian treasure house, with some of the finest collections of furniture in the country. View more

Newby Hall & Gardens

Enjoy a fantastic family day out at Newby Hall. View more

Kiplin Hall

A delightful way to while away an afternoon. View more

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Built in the 18th century, numerous occupants have changed the face of this Italian-style house and it has an intriguing story to tell. View more

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens

Glimpse a Victorian vision of life in a country house. View more

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

One of England’s twenty finest alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House. View more

Castle Howard

As seen in ITVs Victoria, Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses. View more

The Yorkshire Arboretum

On the Castle Howard Estate near York, a beautiful landscape of 120 acres of parkland, lakes and ponds. View more

Burton Constable Hall

East Yorkshire’s grandest stately home and a terrific family day out. View more

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens

Constable Burton Hall was built for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill by John Carr in 1768. View more

East Riddlesden Hall

An intimate estate offering layer upon layer of history. View more

Fairfax House

Come and experience one of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England. View more

Goddards House and Garden

Come and experience one of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England. View more

Harewood House

Harewood House is one of Yorkshire’s most popular country houses. View more

Barley Hall

Discover a medieval townhouse in the heart of York. View more

Bolton Abbey

Escape for a day at Bolton Abbey. View more

Breezy Knees Gardens

A riot of colour from May to September in 20 acres of extensive gardens. View more

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Glorious gardens, woodland and parkland, created for the privileged few and preserved for everyone to enjoy.  View more

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An Illuminated Christmas at Castle Howard

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