Yorkshire's Great Houses Castles & Gardens

Historic Site/Structure


Welcome to Yorkshire's Great Houses, Castles and Gardens - bringing you Yorkshire's finest heritage attractions offering a diversity of interest, fun and activities for all of the family.

Impressive Gardens are a feature of all the attractions from the formal parterres and knot gardens to old walled gardens and kitchen gardens with several holding national plant collections. Parkland escapes grace many of the historic estates with the opportunity to while away the hours and wander at your leisure.

Fine Tearooms at most of the attractions offer superb al fresco refreshment or you may choose to suit yourself and simply picnic in the grounds. With cream teas, pastries and cakes to home-made savoury options there's something to tingle and tempt most taste buds.

Gift Shops to browse offering pocket money treats along with high quality local crafts, gifts and homeware. Some attractions boast Farm and Specialist Shops with a range of local grown produce and hearty fayre.

Events are staged throughout the year from Flower Festivals to Car and Steam Rallies and Period Re-enactments. Relax in the grounds to Band and Jazz Concerts, Dram, Opera productions and major Concerts.

Spectacular Room Settings and Art Collections in many houses with pieces from earlier periods through to the more modern. Some are significant Museums in their own right as well as offering exhibitions and artefacts relating to the Social History of our region.

With so many of Yorkshire's finest attractions ready to welcome you, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to visit first.

To discover more about all of the attractions in our collection visit www.castlesandgardens.co.uk.

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