Going behind the scenes in Yorkshire

The Victorian era is brought to life at Beningbrough this half-term week © National Trust

The Victorian era is brought to life at Beningbrough this half-term week

In a day:

Morning:    Treasurer’s House
Discover ‘What’s up in the attic?’ by booking this special interest tour that takes you through what was once the humble servants’ quarters. The attics of Treasurer’s House provide an atmospheric reminder of their former glory, where you will see a different side to this impressive house and enjoy spectacular views of York .

Travel through the city to Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, pausing on arrival for a hot lunch available in the walled garden restaurant.

Afternoon:     Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
Explore this grand Georgian mansion and find out more about life in this spectacular house. Take time to view the 18th-century portraits before going ‘below stairs’ to see the fully-equipped, Victorian laundry with wet and dry rooms.


Turn your visit into a short break by adding:

  • a chance to explore the side streets of York.
  • a trip further North to Ormesby Hall to discover the Victorian laundry and kitchen, with scullery and game larder.

Stop en-route at:

  • Rievaulx Terrace, stroll through the woods then out onto the grass terrace that offers stunning views down over the Cistercian ruin of Rievaulx Abbey.
  • East Riddlesden Hall, an intimate manor house set in mature grounds with a duck pond and picnic area.