Houses and gardens to visit

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Glorious gardens

Yorkshire is well known for its rolling green hills and glorious countryside, but we have some glorious gardens to enjoy too. Discover gardens that you can explore this summer whilst they're at their most vibrant.

Floral displays

You'll find floral displays in places you might not expect them. Spot knapweed, clover and harebells in amongst some of our less formal gardens as well as our woodlands, parklands and meadows.

From plot to plate

Historically, many of our houses and gardens grew their own produce for use in the kitchen. Today, it's no different. Come and see our kitchen gardens before sampling their goodness in our cafes.

What we do

The conservation team at Nostell Priory have started their own blog, all about what they get up to behind the scenes to keep the place looking spick and span for visitors.

Did you know...?

In our places in Yorkshire, we look after well over 16,000 objects in our precious historical collections. You can sift through them over at our online collections database.

Wet weather?

Never mind - we're sure to have something for you to get up to, with events to suit all the family every weekend.

Duty Calls: the country house at war

Duty Calls

Days spent cycling around the estate at Beningbrough during WWII 

This project of the Yorkshire Country House partnership (YCHP) looks at the impact of various conflicts on nine of Yorkshire’s major country houses, and the experiences of their occupants and wider communities. Beningbrough Hall and Nostell Priory will both be taking part in 2013 and 2014.

Beningbrough

Discover your inner Georgian at Beningbrough Hall © Kippa Matthews

If walls had ears to listen and a tongue to speak, what tales would they repeat?

We remember some of the tales and histories of the men and women who stayed at Beningbrough during the Second World War in a new cross-site exhibition, trail and series of events throughout 2013.

Red Poppies and White Butterflies

The House catching the morning sun in Autumn © Chris Blackburn

At Nostell Priory we invite you to help us discover the small stories of the First World War. We want to hear about what happened to lives at home and away, stories of loss and of hope, for rich and poor, farm worker, landowner, tradesman or maid.

From June 2013

Wentworth Castle Gardens

We’ve teamed up with Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley to give National Trust members 50% off entry. Discover gorgeous gardens, deer park and ruined folly castle.