Bring your group to Beningbrough

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Inspired by the romance of Italy but proudly Yorkshire through and through - there’s a beautiful garden waiting to be explored.

When to visit

Group bookings are available 10am – 5pm, on open days Monday – Friday (except bank holidays), from March – October.

Please note, the hall and galleries are currently closed for a 2.3 million infrastructure project and due to re-open in summer 2023 with a new exhibition in autumn 2023.

The striking south front of Beningbrough Hall
South side of red bricked baroque hall
The striking south front of Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough's gardens

With over eight acres of formal garden to explore - whatever the season green fingered enthusiasts will love the huge variety of gardens on offer.

Meander the blooms of the herbaceous borders and formal gardens flanking the hall and sweeping south lawn. In contrast, take the route less travelled where wildlife thrives as nature is left to do her thing before spilling out into the wider parkland beyond. The gardens are slowly undergoing a renaissance with designs by RHS Gold award winner Andy Sturgeon. 

The specialists in the group won’t be disappointed either with a selection of rare and unusual trees as well as a two acre walled kitchen garden, cultivated using traditional methods. Uncover more...


Refreshing break

Having fully explored, your group will probably be ready for some refreshments. Sit back and relax over a cup of tea or if you’ve worked up a bit more of an appetite enjoy the delicious range of seasonal and locally sourced homemade food from the restaurant.  

Complete your trip to Beningbrough with a visit to the stables shop, filled with locally inspired gifts and treats. As with the restaurant, any profit made supports the work of the charity helping us to look after places like Beningbrough for future generations - thank you. 

Essential information 

Please note, exactly what will be open or closed is subject to change and can only be confirmed closer to your visit.  

  • Discounts available for pre-booked groups of 15 or more.
  • Meet and greet available on request, following a covid safe procedure.
  • Free coach parking on site, 20 yards from the entrance (limited space – booking essential).
  • Approach from A19 only to avoid Aldwark toll bridge as there is a weight limit. Follow the coach signs on arrival to avoid the entrance at Newton-on-Ouse with a low arch.
  • Free admission for coach driver. 
  • Three electric scooters and two wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge (booking essential).

To find out more or to request a booking form directly please contact us on 01904 472027 or email, otherwise use the link below.

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Talks to you, on subjects to suit 

Several dedicated volunteers take part in the talks network around the country. They will bring an area of the National Trust's work to your group meeting.