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, just 30 minutes from York. Experience exceptional natural beauty in this stunning sheltered valley: A botanically-diverse tree collection, wildflower meadows, sweeping vistas and rich native fauna. Wander off and explore peaceful glades, follow a tree trail or simply relax and enjoy the views.

The Arboretum Café is the perfect spot to unwind on your visit, with home-cooked food and drinks served all day including locally-roasted coffee, freshly-made sandwiches and outrageously good cakes!  Free weekly tours and a variety of events ensure there’s something for everyone, whenever you visit. Under-12s are admitted free of charge and group bookings are welcome.


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

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Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY

01653 648598

Opening times

1st February – 30th November every day, 10am-4pm.
Members access from 9am.


The Yorkshire Arboretum is 15 miles north-east of York. Follow signs for Castle Howard from the A64. We’re opposite the main entrance to Castle Howard.

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