Opening times for 2 December 2023
Asset Opening time Garden & Kiosk Closed
Card payments only. Last entry 3.30pm.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
On leads in garden, except kitchen garden
Card payments only
Accessible parking only. Assisted access toilet available. Garden partly accessible - some cobbles and uneven paths and steep slopes.
Accessible route and/or map
Powered mobility vehicle available
Pre-booking recommended via email@example.com
Accessible parking only
Parking: For visitors requiring accessible parking - follow A1237/A64, then A1036 Tadcaster Road, signed York city centre, turn right after St Edward's Church, through brick gatehouse arch.
Sat Nav: Input "27 Tadcaster Road" not the postcode.
Walking from York train station, turn right over the bridge and right again onto Blossom Street. Follow the road up and over The Mount and keep walking with the York racecourse on your left hand side. Pass the Marriott Hotel on your left and Goddards is two doors away. A good half an hour walk from the train station.
York station 1½ miles
Take the number 4, 12 or 843 from opposite York train station and alight at the Marriott Hotel. Goddards is two doors away. These buses run approximately every 10 minutes. Please note that the Park and Ride buses do not stop outside Goddards.
Bike racks are available at the rear of the house.
Free parking on Cherry Lane (4 minutes walk). Free parking on the Knavesmire Road (20 minutes walk) - please note on race days this can get very busy. Pay and display car park near to Tesco supermarket on Tadcaster Road (15 minutes walk).
Find out where to park near Goddards, accessible parking on site and your options for public transport or arriving by bike.
Bring your dog to Goddards for a great day out in one of York's finest gardens. Read some tips to help you get the most out of your visit. Goddards is a two pawprint rated place.
Five acres of garden rooms where the Terry family once lived. With formal terrace and pond, herbaceous borders, wildlife pond and historic glasshouse on the edge of York racecourse.
Hot and cold drinks and light snacks are available from the terrace. There are a few tables and chairs overlooking the garden or pick one of the garden benches for your takeaway refreshments. Card payments only.
Second-hand book sales
Drop by the sun room to find a new book with card donations accepted at the admissions till. Pre-loved books always appreciated to keep the shelves topped up. Thank you.
The house is a regional office for the charity and closed to visitors. This includes the car park, except for visitors requiring accessible parking. See 'Visitor information' for nearby parking options.
Pick a takeaway drink for your garden walk or a light bite to enjoy on the terrace...some chocolate orange inspired of course. Discover the second-hand book shelves in the sun room, and how to donate.
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Take time exploring the garden ‘rooms’ of the former home of the Terry family (think Chocolate Orange). Discover fragrant borders, wildlife areas, vegetable garden and glasshouse. Soak up the sunshine on the terrace or on a garden bench enjoying the view with your takeaway refreshments.
The Terry factory clock tower can be seen from the paddock orchard overlooking the racecourse linking the chocolate heritage of York and the Terry family from their factory to their home.
Note: The house is also used as regional offices for the National Trust in Yorkshire.
Uncover the story of the Arts and Crafts-style home at Goddards and its owners the Terry family, and chart the history of the family’s famous chocolate company, Terry’s of York.