The Yorkshire Arboretum, York, North Yorkshire

120 acres of peace and tranquility in the heart of North Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Arboretum, York, North Yorkshire

120 acres of peace and tranquillity in the heart of North Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Arboretum is the perfect place to escape to. Experience natural beauty, a botanically diverse tree collection, sweeping vistas, lakes, and native fauna.

Explore hidden glades, follow a tree trail, or simply enjoy the view. There’s a Visitor Centre with café offering seasonal food and drinks and a gift shop. Free weekly tours, and a variety of events ensure there’s something for everyone.

As part of its mission to promote healthy trees and woodland, it is home to The Tree Health Centre, and a Red Squirrel Enclosure opens this year.

Under 12s are admitted free of charge and group bookings are welcome. Ample free parking is available on site.


Features & Accessibility

  • Children’s Playground
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility

Things to do

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

Click here to find out more


Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY

01653 648598

Opening times

The Yorkshire Arboretum is open daily 10am to 4pm from 1 February to 30 November.  Last entry is at 4pm, the car park closes at 5pm.


The Yorkshire Arboretum is on the Castle Howard Estate in the picturesque Howardian Hills. Accessible from the A64, it is near Malton and only 15 miles from York.

FREE Guide 2023

Order your copy of our Days Out Guide, packed full of information to help you plan your great days out.

Other places you might enjoy…

Sign up to our mailing list and be kept up to date with news, information and events taking place across Yorkshire. 

For great days out ideas across Yorkshire sign up to our mailing list! You’ll receive our quarterly newsletter packed full of information on exhibitions, events, behind the scenes stories and news, providing you with inspiration for day visits to our collection of Yorkshire’s finest attractions.

Sign up to our mailing list to gain access to our special offers and download our latest brochure!

For great days out sign up to our mailing list! Join to receive the Latest News and Special Offers from Yorkshire’s Great Castles & Gardens.