Beningbrough Hall and Gardens - National Trust

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18th-century mansion with fine interiors and walled garden.
York’s ‘country house and garden’, this imposing Georgian mansion was built in 1716 and contains one of the most impressive baroque interiors in England. Exceptional wood carving, an unusual central corridor running the full length of the house and over 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery can be seen.

There is also a fully equipped Victorian laundry, delightful walled garden and interesting sculptures in wood.

Most rooms have no electric light. Visitors wishing to make a close study of the interior and portraits should avoid dull days early and late in the season.

A series of building and development works will at times affect the external appearance of the house in 2005.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£6.30, child £3.20, family £14.50. Groups £5.70, child £2.90. Garden, laundry, potting shed & exhibitions only: £5.30, child £2.70, family £13. Groups £4.70, child £2.35. Reduced rate when arriving by cycle.


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Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

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Happy birthday Beningbrough!

  • 27 February — 30 October 2016 *on now

With a diverse history of prosperity, loss and reinvention, ranging from the dreams of a wealthy teenager, to tenants paying just £1 a week, this is a great chance to find out what made Beningbrough what it is today. Uncover the stories through special displays and portraits around the garden and hall.


Normal admission charges apply


Visiting Portraits Gallery - 'Director's Choice'

  • 27 February — 30 October 2016 *on now

There is one portrait for each century that Beningbrough Hall has been built, and a fourth to represent the future.

Accessibility: Visiting Portraits Gallery can be fully accessed by the lift.


Normal admission charges apply


Beningbrough Hall and Gardens - National Trust
Shipton by Beningbrough
North Yorkshire
YO30 1DD

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