Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Surrounded by gardens, with riverside and woodland walks, the view as you turn on to the drive hints at an intriguing past. Beningbrough has been shaped for more than 300 years by the people who lived here; uncover their stories and see changing art exhibitions in the Saloon Galleries.

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    From the wealthy teenager who inherited it, to the hall’s use as an RAF billet, Beningbrough has regularly changed over the centuries and today visitors can explore these layers of history or simply enjoy a day out in the Yorkshire countryside. Surrounded by parkland, with riverside and woodland walks on all sides there are walks to the widest reaches of the estate and abundant wildlife to spot or listen out for.

    The architecture, intricate panelling and furnished ground-floor rooms tell the story of a grand country house and the families who have lived in the hall. The spacious and light-filled Saloon Galleries display exhibitions of contemporary and historic art. New for 2020 see the Arts Council Collection exhibition - In the Moment: The Art of Wellbeing. 14 different artworks including sculpture, photography, film and more traditional sketches and paintings. Artists in the exhibition include Chagall, Moore, Emin, Hirst and Lowry.

    The gardens are experiencing a renaissance. New planting schemes and garden rooms, designed by RHS Gold Award winning designer Andy Sturgeon, enhance the herbaceous borders, walled and American gardens. In 2020 you can see the Mediterranean garden being created, as the team plant the next area of the design. All year the gardens and parkland are alight with colour – from snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils to dahlias, pumpkins and apples.

    Families can let off steam in the wilderness play area and there’s a diverse programme of family and adult activities all year. Dogs are welcome to visit to most areas of the garden and in the parkland, so you don’t need to leave your four-legged family member behind. The Walled Garden Restaurant serves hot lunches and freshly baked cakes. You can choose from plants and extensive home and garden ranges in the shop. A holiday apartment above the Victorian laundry provides exclusive out-of-hours access to the gardens if you want to stay a little longer.

    Pricing Information

    Main Season
                    Gift Aid    Standard
    Adult         £16.40    £14.90
    Child         £8.20      £7.45
    Family      £41.00     £37.25

    Group Adult (Minimum group size 15)
                      N/A         £13.40
    Group Child (Minimum group size 15)
                      N/A         £6.70

    Winter Season

                   Gift Aid    Standard
    Adult        £8.80       £8.00
    Child        £4.40       £4.00
    Family     £22.00      £20.00
    Group Adult (Minimum group size 15)
                    N/A         £7.00
    Group Child (Minimum group size 15)
                    N/A         £3.50

    Opening Times

    3 March – 1 November 2020, Tuesday – Sunday. 10.30am – 5pm plus bank holidays and Mondays in June, July and August.

    Winter open weekends 11am – 3.30pm plus extra days for the festive bank holidays and for the local February half term holiday - check website for full details. 


    Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire , YO30 1DD

  • Facilities
    • Cycle Storage
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • Disabled Toilets
    • On Site Parking
    • Dogs Welcome on Leads
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Shop
    • Picnic Site
    • Toilets
    • Restaurant
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Groups Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Events Venue
    • Risk Assessment Available
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