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Yorkshire

Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some fantastic stretches of coast and countryside including the Dales and the North York Moors in the beautiful county of Yorkshire.

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Top places to visit in Yorkshire

Looking across East Green towards the abbey through the long grass, wildflowers and buttercups
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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site.

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
The south front of Beningbrough Hall showing a large green lawn
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Beningbrough 

Explore art exhibitions and history in the 300 year old hall, evolving gardens on this family friendly estate in the Yorkshire countryside.

York, North Yorkshire

Partially open today
Visitors sit on a picnic blanket next to flowering shrubs with the Stainborough Castle folly in the background at Wentworth Castle Gardens
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Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Glorious gardens, woodland and parkland, created for the privileged few and preserved for everyone to enjoy.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Fully open today
Colourful flower beds with a bricked house behind and blue sky above
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Goddards 

A hidden garden on the edge of York, designed in the Arts and Crafts garden style with formal terrace, wildlife pond, herbaceous borders and historic glasshouse.

York, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
The South West Front of East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire
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East Riddlesden Hall 

Historic house and intimate gardens, a surprise oasis on the edge of a West Yorkshire town.

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Closed now
Family enjoying the roses in Nunnington Hall's garden
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Nunnington Hall 

A picturesque Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye with organic gardens and changing exhibitions.

near York, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
Lady walking in front of the house at Nostell with 2 children and baby in a pram
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Nostell 

Discover one of the great treasure houses in the North of England, and explore the surrounding parkland, lakes and formal gardens.

near Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Fully open today
Summer garden view of the hall
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Ormesby Hall 

Explore the rooms of this grand house, and discover the décor, paintings and furniture that tell the stories of the many Pennyman’s who have lived there.

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
Two people walking across a lawn with a historic house behind
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Treasurer's House, York 

Join a tour in this house of contradictions in the centre of York, created as one man's vision to house his eclectic collection of furniture, art and tapestries.

York, North Yorkshire

Closed now
View along the Terrace towards the Ionic Temple at Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire
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Rievaulx Terrace 

Explore one of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens with two temples and views to the Abbey in the valley.

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Closed now
Three visitors walking their dogs on a winding path through Brimham Rocks
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Brimham Rocks 

Explore the dramatic rock formations with views of surrounding heather moorland and beyond.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
Gibson Mill and its large chimney, also reflected in the water beside it, at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
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Hardcastle Crags 

Meander through this spectacular wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart.

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Partially open today

Things to see and do with the family in Yorkshire

Explore days out in nature, fun things to do for all the family and places to spot wildlife all year round.

Children exploring the adventure play area at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

Family-friendly places in Yorkshire 

Plan an adventure in Yorkshire this summer, with play areas, activities for kids, wildlife to spot and plenty of things to do when it rains. Bring the whole family to make memories during your time together.

A family playing on the grass at Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire

Family days out in summer 

Choose from the many adventures and activities going on in Yorkshire during the school holidays. From sporting days with Featherstone Rovers at Nostell to teddy zip-lines from the top of Wentworth Castle.

What's on in Yorkshire

People enjoying a picnic outside at Hardwick

Upcoming events in Yorkshire 

There's always something new to see or do at a National Trust place near you - join a host of seasonal events and adventures for all ages. Or plan ahead and book tickets for a memorable time with family and friends.

Visit the National Trust without a car

Travel by train, bus, bike or on foot for a sustainable day out in Yorkshire.

A couple walking through the garden in spring at Goddards, North Yorkshire
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Using public transport to travel to places in Yorkshire 

With just a short walk, many places can be access using local bus routes or trains. Here are a few to help you start planning your adventure from the moment you leave your doorstep. Many places are on established cycling routes as an alternative method of transportation, a great way to earn that slice of homemade cake.

Conservation work in Yorkshire

From path repairs, combating fires and improving habitats to building new gardens and planting trees. Our day to day work goes further than just wonderful days out. See what's going on near you and across Yorkshire.

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Improving paths at Roseberry Topping 

The National Trust and National Park Authority are working in partnership to repair and resurface the path network and damaged landscape.

Three people out on Marsden moor are squatting down in the moorland grasses, planting a tree

Landscapes for Water 

See how West Yorkshire uplands are being restored with ambitious woodland creation, peatland restoration and natural flood management by the National Trust and partners.

Surveying silt with Leeds University in the Studley Royal Water Gardens as part of the Skell Valley Project

Skell Valley project 

Sixteen organisations are working together to create a sustainable future for the Skell Valley. See the latest updates of this essential work to protect the area.

Award-winning landscape and parkland designer, Andy Sturgeon, beside the pergola at Beningbrough, North Yorkshire

Beningbrough's garden developments 

Award winning garden designer Andy Sturgeon is working with the team at Beningbrough to revitalise the garden through new designs. See the work so far and find out more about the new Mediterranean Garden.

Honey bee on heather at Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd, Shropshire
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Our work in the Yorkshire Dales 

Find out how we are protecting wildlife and nature in the Yorkshire Dales, from managing grasslands for pollinating insects and introducing Exmoor ponies at Malham Tarn to the work we're doing to tackle ash dieback.

Get involved

From sharing stories, to hands-on labour, giving talks or working behind the scenes, there are many ways to get involved and support our work.

Two visitors with a volunteer looking at furniture in the Saloon at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire

Volunteering in Yorkshire 

Find out more about how to join one of our teams of volunteers that look after some of Yorkshire's best-loved places, and the opportunities that are available.

National Trust staff talking to volunteers before beginning work on Brean Down, North Somerset
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Supporter groups in Yorkshire 

Find out about National Trust supporter groups based in Yorkshire. You can support the places you love by volunteering or enjoying a programme of trips and talks.

Places to stay in Yorkshire

Whether you're planning a weekend away or have a longer trip in mind, Yorkshire has some great places to stay.

The views around Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar, Yorkshire
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Coastal cottages in Yorkshire 

You can't beat picking up a trail from your doorstep or watching the sun set at the end of a day exploring. Plan a holiday and stay near the Yorkshire coast.

Dog sitting in the grass next to its owner, on Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire
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Dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire 

When they're part of your family, they don't need to be left at home. Many cottages are suitable for dogs so they can join your on your Yorkshire stay.

The exterior of Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire
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Large holiday cottages in Yorkshire 

Big enough for that special occasion, or just an opportunity to get together, explore the largest cottages Yorkshire can offer.

The exterior of Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, North Yorkshire, part of the Historic House Hotels group.
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Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa 

Just two miles from York's vibrant city centre, Middlethorpe offers the best of both worlds, a pretty country house and spa in 20 acres of beautiful gardens.

Upcoming events

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Great Big Green Week at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Join us to celebrate the greenest festival around with themed walks, talks, top eco tips and some community craftivism.

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14 Jun 2024
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Escape the Gardens 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Come and play detective this May half term and throughout June to solve the clues and Escape the Gardens in our new interactive trail.

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14 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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A Landscape Painter's Perspective: Peter M. Hicks 

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal through the eyes of one of the north's leading landscape artists this summer. 'A Landscape Painter's Perspective' is a new art exhibition by Peter M. Hicks.

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14 Jun to 11 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
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Feathered friends nature trail 

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire

Follow the trail weaving through the gardens and find the hidden birds? Can you spot them all?

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14 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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The Big Help Out: Create & Craft 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

As part of the Big Help Out, try out a volunteering role and learn something new with the Create & Craft group.

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14 Jun 2024
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10:30 to 13:00
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British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition 

Nunnington Hall, near York, North Yorkshire

The British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates the diversity of British wildlife and wild spaces through a collection of inspirational photographs and films.

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14 Jun to 7 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 17:00
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Blossoming Words 

Nunnington Hall, near York, North Yorkshire

A celebration of nature, poetry and community, with the highlight of a paper poetry blossoms installation suspended across the staircase in the Oak Hall.

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14 Jun to 7 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 17:00
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Garden and abbey tour 

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to see the abbey as the Georgians once did; incorporated into the dramatic designed landscape.

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14 Jun to 20 Sep 2024
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11:00 to 12:30
+ 197 other dates or times
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.