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Notice: The railway bridge on Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough, will be closed 23 July - 23 October. Please follow diversions - if travelling north on the A19, continue beyond the village to pick up the next bridge at Chapman's Lane.
Glorious gardens surround this baroque mansion with National Portrait Gallery paintings
Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough, an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds. The impressive rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, Beningbrough’s long-term partner. The paintings feature people who have made, and are making, British history and culture, and in 2015 include contemporary portraits in a display of 'Royals: then and now'.
A working walled garden, grand herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and a play area for children to let off steam, creates a year-round garden. Picture-postcard views can be seen from the garden and the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and discover hidden wildlife.