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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

The ruins of Fountains Abbey from De Grey's walk viewing deck
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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
Colourful tulips in formal rectangular beds with the corner of a red bricked hall behind
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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

Closed now
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
Daffodils in front of the house at Nostell
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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
Red tulips in the front of a border with a bricked house and terrace behind
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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

Closed now
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

Closed now
Front of Nunnington Hall from the garden during spring
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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
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 surprise oasis on the edge of a West Yorkshire town.

Keighley, West 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

Fully open today
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

Fully 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.

The play area at Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire

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. Bring the whole family to make memories during your time together.

An adult with a baby, two toddlers and a dog make their way around the Wentworth Castle Gardens, South Yorkshire

Family days out in May half term 

With the next school holiday on the horizon, there are plenty of adventures and activities to be had in Yorkshire.

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.

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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Spring into Sound adventures 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Explore nature's sounds and create your own soundscape experience during the Easter holidays and beyond.

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16 Apr to 30 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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From the Earth exhibition 

Nunnington Hall, near York, North Yorkshire

Painters, potters, and creatives from East Riding Artists celebrate everything our natural world has to offer.

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16 Apr to 12 May 2024
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10:30 to 17:00
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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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17 Apr to 11 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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History Detectives Trail 

East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Explore the history of East Riddlesden Hall

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17 Apr to 29 May 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 36 other dates or times
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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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17 Apr to 18 Dec 2024
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10:15 to 12:00
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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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17 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
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11:00 to 12:30
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Step into history walks - Wentworth figures 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Uncover some of the colourful histories of Wentworth Castle Gardens by joining a friendly volunteer-led walk.

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17 Apr to 17 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:30
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Herbal Histories of Wakefield exhibition 

Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire

An exhibition celebrating local herbal recipes, remedies and food stories handed down through generations.

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17 Apr to 2 Sep 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 138 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.