Beningbrough Hall and Gardens - National Trust

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




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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 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.


  • 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

Heritage Open Days 2014: Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

  • 13 September 2014

New for 2014, Royals: then and now marks the 300th anniversary of the accession of the house of Hanover that ruled Britain from King George I to Queen Victoria. It introduces contemporary art from the National Portrait Gallery to Beningbrough for the first time to show the royal family of today in contect of their ancestors. Portraits include works by Mario Testino, Chris Levine, Andy Warhol and the first public showing of the christening photograph of Prince George of Cambridge by Jason Bell. Plus Lichfield Studios exhibition of royal photographs opening September.

Outdoors, see what’s in season in the working Victorian walled garden and stroll among luxurious Edwardian borders. Browse in the stables shop or sample tasty refreshments on the sunny terrace of the restaurant.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.


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.
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Summer Guided Garden Walk

  • 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.