Bring your group to Beningbrough

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Inspired by the romance of Italy but proudly Yorkshire through and through; there’s much to explore at this country house with a twist. From its intriguing architecture, formal gardens and parkland through to changing art exhibitions.

Getting the most out of your visit

Beningbrough Hall

From the delicate wood carvings and plasterwork through to the magnificent wrought-iron work and elaborately carved magnesian limestone door casings. Take in the majesty of the hall’s hand crafted details and decorative finishing both inside and out.
The striking south front of Beningbrough Hall
South side of red bricked baroque hall
The striking south front of Beningbrough Hall

Saloon Galleries

The first floor of the hall has been developed into a gallery to allow hanging, without damaging the 300 year old walls. Exhibitions change regularly with national partners and international artists on display. See what to expect this season...

Gardens and parkland

Perhaps gardening is more your group’s calling? 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. 

Taking a stroll through the acres of formal gardens
Two people walking along a floral border
Taking a stroll through the acres of formal gardens
The specialists in the group won’t be disappointed either with a selection of rare and unusual trees as well as a walled kitchen garden featuring over 50 varieties of apples and pears. Along with the many other fruits and vegetables produced in the two acre enclosed garden, everything is cultivated using traditional methods. Harvested produce is used in the restaurant and surplus sold through the shop.

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 to help them look after places like Beningbrough for future generations.  

Essential information 

Please note we are only taking provisional bookings from mid-May to end October 2021 due to the evolving guidelines from the government. 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.
  • Coach meet and greet available on request.
  • 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 plus £5 refreshment voucher for coach driver.
  • Lift access to all floors in the hall. 
  • Two electric scooters (for the gardens) and three wheelchairs available for hire free of charge (booking essential).

To find out more or to request a booking form please contact us on 01904 472027 or email.

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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.