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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

Rows of daffodils in the foreground with a large hall in the distance
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Beningbrough 

Art exhibitions, history, and evolving gardens in the Yorkshire countryside

York, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
Little girl in the daffodils at Fountains abbey
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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
Visitors on Lady Lucy's Walk in spring at Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire, with pushchairs small children and dogs
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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
A clump of daffodils pictured in front of the house at Nostell
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Nostell 

Explore one of the great treasure houses in the North of England, home to countless treasures, stories and secrets. It’s also home to one of the few remaining doll's houses from the 18th century.

near Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Fully open today
The exterior of East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire, with the pond in the foreground.
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East Riddlesden Hall 

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

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Partially open today
The south front exterior of Nunnington Hall, with green lawn in the foreground and blue skies
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Nunnington Hall 

Visit this picturesque Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye. The house is a fascinating combination of renovation and re-purpose, creating an atmospheric and comfortable home.

near York, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
House and garden in spring at Ormesby Hall with colourful tulips
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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
Blue skies behind mature trees and bricked end of a house with a garden terrace and seating in front
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Goddards 

Open weekends, Goddards is a hidden garden on the edge of York. Visit the formal terrace and pond, herbaceous borders, wildlife pond and historic glasshouse.

York, North Yorkshire

Fully open today
Three visitors walking their dogs on a winding path through Brimham Rocks
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Brimham Rocks 

Explore dramatic moorland rock formations

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 

A spectacular wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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

Treasurer's House is closed for its winter break. It will open again in April. Read this article for more details of what you can see when you visit in 2024.

York, North Yorkshire

Closed now

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.

A child runs down the grass between the spring flowers at Nostell with adult in background

Family-friendly places in Yorkshire 

Plan an adventure in Yorkshire this spring, with play areas, activities for kids, wildlife to spot and plenty of things to do when it rains. There's something for the whole family.

Young boy in paper bunny ears walking ina garden ahead of his family

Easter adventures with the family 

With Easter approaching, there’s plenty of adventures and activities to be had in Yorkshire. When you hop on an Easter trail you’ll receive a trail sheet to guide you on your way and Easter bunny ears to wear on your adventure. Don’t forget you get a choice between a chocolate egg or a vegan and Free From chocolate egg at the end!

Coast and beaches in Yorkshire

Two adults and a child walking across a rocky foreshore at low tide with a bright blue sky on a summer day
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Yorkshire Coast 

Find out what the Yorkshire Coast has to offer, from fossil hunting and walking routes, to the villages that reveal the human history of this wild landscape.

Visit National Trust places in Yorkshire without a car

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

Two people walking in the woods in winter
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Places you can visit in Yorkshire without a car 

Whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot, there are many places in Yorkshire that you can visit without a car - here's the info to help you plan a car-free day out.

Get involved

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.

A group of people standing listening to a tour guide
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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.

Upcoming events

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History Detectives Trail 

East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Explore the history of East Riddlesden Hall

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4 Mar to 29 May 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Pilates 

East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Join us on a Tuesday morning for a relaxing session of Pilates in the Airedale Barn.

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5 Mar to 9 Apr 2024
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09:15 to 09:30
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Conservation in action 

East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Watch the Collections Team as they care and clean some of the historic items in the Hall.

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5 Mar to 11 Jun 2024
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10:30 to 12:00
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Fields, folds and farming life 

Nunnington Hall, near York, North Yorkshire

An exhibition that explores what it's like to live, grow up and work on a rural farm in the heart of Bransdale through the seasons.

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5 Mar to 24 Mar 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
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Spring sunrise photography walk 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Join volunteer Steve and other early risers on this morning walk in the parkland, a great opportunity to capture the first light and the wildlife before anyone else is here. Why not finish with breakfast in the Long Barn Café?

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6 Mar 2024
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07:30 to 09:30
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Awesome Architect 

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire

This winter when you visit, follow two friendly dogs, Dick and Rover, to look closely at Beningbrough’s architecture and design an awesome building of your own.

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6 Mar to 17 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 15:30
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Beginners’ Running group 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Meet like-minded people and build up your fitness in the beautiful surroundings of Wentworth Castle Gardens. Every Wednesday, starting 10 January 2024.

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6 Mar to 18 Dec 2024
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10:15 to 12:00
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Inspired by Italy 

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire

See the latest art exhibition in the hall's Reddihough Galleries

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6 Mar to 17 Mar 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 9 other dates or times
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

Where will you visit next?

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