Beningbrough Hall and Gardens - National Trust

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




01904 470666


01904 470002

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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:

Gallery, Historic house or home, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please contact venue for more details.

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.


  • National Trust

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Royals: then and now

  • 1 March — 2 November 2014 *on now

Enjoy major contemporary royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery including the dashing painting of Prince William and Prince Harry by Nicky Philipps. Introducing contemporary works of art to Beningbrough for the first time, this display marks the 300th anniversary of the accession of the house of Hanover that lasted until Queen Victoria’s death, and shows members of the Royal family of today in the context of their ancestors.


Normal admission charges apply

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of ashdown

Summer Guided Garden Walk

  • 2 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 6 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 9 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 13 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 16 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 20 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 23 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 27 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 30 August 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 3 September 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 6 September 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 10 September 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 13 September 2014 1-3:30pm

Join a group on a free led tour around the garden to discover the history, seasonal and royal highlights the Beningbrough estate has to offer.

Each day there is an hour walk at 13:00 and at 14:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply.


photograph of kids cycling

Bike Ride between Goddards and Beningbrough

  • 17 August 2014 10am-4pm

Free entry to Beningbrough for your pit stop in the gardens or make the most of your stretch break with a home-baked lunch on the restaurant terrace. Because you're arriving by bike you can pick up a voucher from reception for a free cup of tea with a food purchase in the restaurant.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Booking Essential via goskyride website: