Places in the North where you need to book

Some of the smaller places we care for will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other places temporarily, where visitor numbers need to be limited for practical reasons.

Visitors on a tour to 20 Forthlin Road, Paul McCartney's childhood home

Beatles Childhood Homes 

Walk in the footsteps of Beatles legends John Lennon and Paul McCartney and explore the homes they grew up in and where the Beatles originally formed.

Mother and son looking at Beatrix Potter artwork in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter's original artwork on display in a 17th-century house

The farmhouse at Cherryburn


Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick

Terns flying above rangers on the Farne Islands

The Farne Islands 

Seals, puffins and over 100,000 sea birds make these islands their home

Visitors in a rowing boat at Fell Foot Park, Cumbria

Visit Fell Foot Park

Lakeshore park with stunning mountain views

A view of the south front of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire

Gawthorpe Hall 

An Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire

The terrace at Goddards


Visit the hidden garden of the former family home of the Terry family – one of York’s leading chocolate families.

A row of typical Georgian terraced houses in Liverpool, the door of the one closest to the camera is wide open

The Hardmans' House

Step back in time to the 1950s in this fascinating home and photographic studio

Metal wire statue of a man waving at Hare Hill on a sunny day

Hare Hill

A tranquil wooded garden, surrounded by historic parkland, with a delightful walled garden at its heart.

The Vegetable Garden in summer at Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life

Limelight at Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Discover more about the picture perfect Lindisfarne Castle on the Northumberland Coast and begin planning your visit.

Rievaulx Terrce in autumn colours

Rievaulx Terrace

One of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens, containing two temples

A couple walking through the garden at Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Visit Tatton Park, a grand estate with neo-classical mansion, gardens, farm and medieval Old Hall.

Townend in Troutbeck Village


Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories

Visitors in the Blue Drawing Room at Treasurer's House, Yorkshire

Treasurer's House

Step inside this house of contradictions in the centre of York. Follow a guided tour of Frank Green's former home.

Artists Lindsey Mendick and Dominic Watson standing in front of the WASSA art exhibition

Washington Old Hall

Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA