Opening times for 2 December 2023
Asset Opening time Hall historic rooms 10:30 - 15:30 Hall art gallery 10:30 - 15:30 Garden 10:00 - 15:30 Restaurant 10:00 - 15:30 Shop 10:30 - 15:30
Last entry 30 minutes before closing. Also open New Year's Day 2024, 10am - 3.30pm.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £13.20 £12.00 Child £6.60 £6.00 Family £33.00 £30.00 Family 1 adult £19.80 £18.00 Group Adult £11.40 Group Child £5.70
in the hall library
Open on selected days
Except the hall, laundry and wilderness play area.
Garden largely accessible. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to pre-book. Accessible toilets. Lift access in the hall.
Accessible route and/or map
Level access to shop
In the hall and galleries
Powered mobility vehicle available
Pre-booking recommended on 01904 472004
Large print (guide or menu)
Level access to food outlet
Pre-booking recommended on 01904 472004
Signposted off the A19 and A59 (see further information about the current Aldwark bridge closure). Cars via Newton-on-Ouse village, larger vehicles follow coach signs to avoid stone arch.
Parking: Free parking close to visitor entrance, overflow on grassed avenue.
Sat Nav: Follow brown signs instead of SatNav from the A19/A59.
footpath from York, along River Ouse, 10 miles
York, 8 miles
Number 29 to Newton-on-Ouse operated by Reliance (check times with provider), approximately 1 mile walk from the bus stop through the village and parkland.
Aldwark Bridge closed
The toll bridge at Aldwark used to access Beningbrough from the A59 is currently closed for essential repairs. Arrive using the A19 where possible. Otherwise there are local diversions in place, however these can change without notice and are out of our control. We recommend following a map. Currently, use the diversions until you reach Alne. From there head towards Tollerton and onto Newton-on-Ouse to access Beningbrough.
Bring your dog to Beningbrough and you'll both have a great day out on one of Yorkshire's finest estates. Here are some ideas to help you get the most out of your visit. Beningbrough is a three pawprint rated place.
Find out everything you need to know about arranging a group visit to Beningbrough, from shopping and eating options, things to see and do and all the essential information for any visiting groups.
Hall and art gallery
The architecture and collections on the ground floor tell the story of a country house and the people who have shaped Beningbrough. While the Reddihough Galleries on the first-floor host changing exhibitions of contemporary and traditional artwork. See Inspired by Italy until 17 March.
An 8-acre formal garden with spring bulbs, herbaceous borders, historic trees, and walled garden full of fruit blossom providing year round colour. Undergoing a renaissance by award winning garden designer Andy Sturgeon, look out for the Pergola and see the new Mediterranean Garden take shape this season.
Changing trails in the school holidays with led activities on selected days. Don't miss the swings, slides, climbing frames and den zone in the wilderness play area. Alternatively, bring your ball or kite and head to the large south lawn for a game together.
Eating and shopping
Seasonally changing homemade lunches, tasty bakes and drinks available from the restaurant with indoor and outdoor tables. The dog friendly brew house, is open on busy days for light snacks, ice creams and takeaways. Browse the stables and outdoor shop for homeware, local produce and something for your own pocket of green.
Discover what art exhibitions are on or coming up in The Reddihough Galleries on the first floor of Beningbrough Hall. See Inspired by Italy until 17 March (on open days). Explore the rooms and what to expect when you next visit.
Find out what Father Christmas is planning and how you can book to see him this year. Plan your day including where to go for refreshments, a spot of shopping and what else to expect on a winter visit.
Discover the formal gardens, walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and wildlife areas, each with its own style and beauty. Find out more about this RHS partner garden in Yorkshire.
Explore what to expect visiting the historic rooms on the ground floor, from feats of engineering, striking architecture and symbolic pieces of the collection marking moments in time. Find out more about the recent work on the hall and what's on in the Reddihough Galleries.
Discover the family activities and events at Beningbrough, from den building in the wilderness play area to nature spotting on a walk. Look out for new trails and activities during the school holidays.
Choose from a range of tasty snacks and drinks at Beningbrough's two eateries, and find out where to refuel with your dogs. Stop off at the stables shop to find a range of gifts inspired by the places we care for.
The 380 acres of parkland at Beningbrough offer the chance to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature, as well as being home to wildlife including birds, rare bats and the iridescent tansy beetle. Park for free in the visitor car park before heading out on one of the routes.
Discover a woodland walk that's just the right length for all ages. Listen out for bird song, take a detour to the medieval pike ponds and, in spring, enjoy a carpet of bluebells.
This picturesque route through parkland and woodland includes two options to extend your walk: going further into the woods and taking in the historic village of Newton-on-Ouse.
Discover this circular walk from Beningbrough Hall, through woods and along the River Ouse, with sweeping views of the estate and the chance to spot a range of wildlife.
A bright and airy two-bedroom apartment at the heart of Beningbrough Hall estate, 45 metres from the main house.
The newest place to stay in the area. This is a brand-new apartment offers striking views from the living and dining room to York Minster. Fancy being one of the first to stay here?
Set in the city of York, this characterful and quirky medieval cottage has views of York Minster.
Sitting in the centre of bustling and historic York, with views of York Minster, Draper’s is a contemporary style first floor apartment in a medieval building.
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.
From the teenager who inherited it, to its time as an RAF billet, Beningbrough was shaped for more than 300 years by the people who lived here. The architecture and collections on the ground floor tell the story of a country house, while the Reddihough Galleries on the first-floor host changing exhibitions of contemporary and traditional artwork, currently Inspired by Italy until spring 2024.
Andy Sturgeon the award-winning international garden designer has created a long-term vision. The garden is now enjoying a revival with a Pergola, ha-ha walk and opening in 2024, a new Mediterranean Garden. These sit alongside traditional herbaceous borders and a walled kitchen garden providing year-round interest. Dogs are welcome in most parts of the garden and selected areas of the restaurant.
For families - let off steam in the wilderness play area or see what's on offer in the school holidays. Refuel in the walled garden restaurant or brewhouse or grab something to take away as you explore. Choose from plants and an extensive home and garden range in the shop to complete you day out at Beningbrough.
Uncover the history of this enigmatic house, including its early beginnings, a close call with Charles II, romantic love stories and its wartime connections.
Find out how award-winning landscape and garden designer Andy Sturgeon was appointed by the National Trust to help revitalise the garden at Beningbrough, the work that has already happened, as well as what is planned for the future.
Discover how you can get more involved at Beningbrough and find out the most popular volunteering roles, from programming and events to helping in the garden and parkland. Plus any volunteering vacancies with recruitment details.