BENINGBROUGH HALL, GALLERY AND GARDENS
t: 01904 472027
John Bourchier created Beningbrough, an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds. The impressive rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. The paintings feature people who have made British history and culture, and in 2015 include contemporary portraits in a display of ‘Royals: then and now’. A working walled garden, grand herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns create a year-round garden. The parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and discover hidden wildlife.
Special interest tours:
Hidden House Tour
Take a rare visit 'below stairs' to visit the butler's cellar and housekeeper's room, imagine where the kitchens once clattered away and re-create this lost piece of history. Your guide will share stories about the times when these places were a busy hub of activity. Duration 40 minutes .
Discovery Garden Walk
Join your enthusiastic guide on a journey through the history of the beautiful grounds. Explore the walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, formal planting and wildlife areas where each season offers something new; hear fascinating stories and historic facts about the development of gardens over the years. Duration 60 minutes .
Charges may apply, for more information please contact the property.