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Yorkshire Gardens and Parks

Yorkshire does green really well. From the wild outdoor spaces of the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Park, to the rolling Yorkshire Wolds to formal landscaped gardens at Stately homes. Many gardens are open year round and even in winter offer visitors colour and interest, other such as the Himalayan gardens open seasonally, to show off their vibrancy and array of plants.

East Yorkshire

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Sewerby Hall is a grade one listed Georgian Hall which has recently been restored to a stately home in 1910. The Hall is set in a cliff top position in 50 acres of grounds, within the grounds is a zoo, woodland walks, children's adventure playground, walled garden, sensory garden and various sports, such as putting and bowls.

North Yorkshire

Bolton Abbey

The historic Bolton Abbey sits perched above a bend in the river Wharfe, wander around the abbey, visit The Strid Wood or enjoy some of the 80 miles of footpath. Great Family Day Out.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard Stately House and Gardens offers a great day out in Yorkshire. Marvel at the interior and exterior of the house, explore the gardens, woodlands and parkland, then relax at the cafe while the kids play on the adventure playground.

Fountains Abbey

The Studley Royal Deer Park including Fountains Abbey make for a fantastic day out for all the family; beautiful gardens, history, interactive historic watermill, deer park and an activ events programme.

Ripley Castle

The 700 year old Ripley Castle is a year round visitor attraction for all ages, With daily guided Caste Tours, explore the history of the family and building, or just explore the formal or walled gardens, the woods or the deer park.

Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks is a natural playground with unique rock formations, wonderful heather moorland walks and stunning views over Nidderdale and beyond. Run by the National Trust the area offers a great day out for all ages.

Malham Cove

Malham Cove is a limestone cliff some 80 metres high and 300 metres wide, at the top is a limestone pavement. The Cove site one mile from Malham village is an impressive site from the bottom.

Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn and Moor are managed by the National Trust, the tarn is the highest lake in England, and the area is popular with hikers, climbers, cyclists and bird-watchers.

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr is the northernmost of Englands four Royal Horticultural Society Gardens. Harlow Carr Gardens coves 68 acres, and are set in a valley. The garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows, plus a variety of children's play and fun areas.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden is a 5 acre walled garden which has been restored to its Victorian heyday. The garden was originally employed to provide fruit, vegetables and fresh flowers for the Duncombe estate house.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre

Thorp Perrow, an 85 acre arboretum, is home to a wide variety of rare plants and trees of interest to garden lovers, it also offers a fantastic family day out with the on-site bird of prey and mammal centre and chldren's play areas.

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens

Built in 1716 Beningbrough Hall is a Georgian property set in beautiful gardens and parkland. The Hall provides a home for an extensive collection of over 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Plus gardens, woodlands and parklands for a stroll.

Duncombe Park

Duncombe Park Gardens and Parklands are a seasonal attraction found close to Helmsley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The gardens which open from Easter to the end of August comprise of over 35 acres of 18th Century green garden

Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force England's Highest Single Drop Waterfall is set in fifteen acres of woodland. The waterfall set is within the grounds of the Green Dragon Pub, access to the visitor centre is via the pub.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm park is situated in North Bay, Scarborough. The park is open year round, during the summer months rowing boats and pedaloes anre available for hire on the lake. In the centre of the lake is an island which can be explored, it also houses a bandstand where summer concerts are held.

Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace is one the finest examples of an Eighteenth Century Victorian landscape garden in existence. The gardens near Helmsley offer spectacular views over the nearby Cistertian Rievaulx Abbey, please not it s not possible to access the Abbey from the Terraces.

Scampston Hall & Gardens

Scampston Hall is a regency country house situated in North Yorkshire, the house and grounds have been lovingly restored. Small group house tours are offered throughout the summer season. The gardens and grounds of Scampston Hall are a must-see and are open annually from April to October.

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens are approximately 3 acres in size and have been transformed into a beautiful and magical garden, with a wealth of trees and shrubs and wildlife enhancing features.

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Valley Gardens are a listed garden and park in the centre of Harrogate. The park and woodlands cover an area of 17 acres, and include formal gardens, sports areas and woodlands.

South Yorkshire

Wentworth Castle Gardens

entworth Castle Gardens, grounds and parkland are a mixture of Victorian splendour and wild space, provising a great day for garden or nature lovers and families.

Cannon Hall Museum & Park

Cannon Hall Museum is housed in the Canon Hall Stately home, it houses the Regimental Museum of the¬†13th/18th Royal Hussars¬†(Queen Mary’s Own) and the Light Dragoons, as well as art, and furniture collections. The Cannon Hall country Park features the fairyland and cottage gardens as well as sweeping grasslands.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The Sheffield Botanical Garden provides an oasis in the city, covering 19 acres the gardens has fifteen different garden areas featuring collections of plants from all over the world, including some national collections. Within the grounds are several listed buildings including the fully restored including the the Glass pavilions.

Thrybergh Country Park

Thrybergh Country Park and resevoir are a nature reserve with over 170 species of wildflowers and plants, 155 species of birds, and 20 species of mammals in the area. The park has two bird viewing hides and is a popular roosting and feeding site for migratory birds.

Sheffield Manor Lodge

Sheffield Manor Lodge discovers the history of Sheffield over the last 600 years. Through a series of exhibitions and trails visitors are invited to explore seven stories of Sheffield.

West Yorkshire

Harewood House

Harewood House is over 250 years old, and is still a home as well as one of Yorkshire's premier attractions. The extensive gardens including a bird garden, adventure playground and events programme make Harewood a great family day out in Yorkshire.

Lotherton Hall & Gardens

Lotherton Hall is an Edwardian Hall with period furniture situated on the putskirts of Leeds. The Estate has a variety of gardens including a walk though bird aren with vultures, owls, parrots and macaws. In the wider grounds is a deer park, a woodland ans boundary walk.

Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam House, Gardens and Home Farm offer a day out in Leeds to keep everyone entertained, with indoor and outdoor spaces, farm animals, sports facilties not to mention the historic house.

Beaumont Park

This 21 acre park was bequeathed to the people of Huddersfield in 1883, with many original features, a lare children's play area, paddling pool, basketball area, cafe and woodland areas it is still a great place to spend time.

Otley Chevin Forest Park

The Chevin Forest Park is a designated nature reserve and outdoor playground! With a variety of walking trails, mountain bike routes, two permanent orienteering courses and several geocache sites.

Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags is a wooded area with deep ravines, waterfalls and streams. The 400 acre area is run by the National Trust. The site has over 30 miles of footpaths to explore including several way marked trails, including the railway walk, wildlife walk and wood folk walk.

Greenhead Park

Greenhead Park has been popular with the residents of Huddersfield over over 130 years, adn with good reason. The Park provides and excellent day out for families, place to relax or be active. The park has undergone a steady restoration process and offers a clean, green activity packed community area.

Ilkley Moor

Situated to the South of Ilkley and immediately accesible from the town centre is Ilkley moor, the area is very popular with walkers, climbers, geologists and wildlife. Without heading far onto the moor you can experience delightful panoramic vistas.

Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor is a National Trust managed area which covers over 5000 of moorland in West Yorkshire. It is an area of unspoilt valleys crags and peaks and stunning heather covered moorland. With over 100 miles of footpath it is possible to design a walk to suit all lengths of leg and levels of fitness.

Middleton Woods

Middleton Woods are located just outside of Ilkley Town centre behind the lido. The Woods are a poular local walking area particularly in May when there are stunning bluebell displays.

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park is one of themost poular parks in Leeds. It is over 700 acresin size and has lakes, rolling parklands and woods as well as all the usual park facilities. There are tree trails, geology trails as well lakeside and longer walks.

Wharfe Meadows Park

Wharfe Meadows Park in Otley runs alongside the River Wharfe for over 2 miles. The park offers a great family day out. Take a stroll and enjoy the formal gardens, woods and riverside trail.

Nostell Priory & Parkland

Nostell Priory was built from in 1733 on the site of a former priory. Although know as Nostell Priory the structure is actually a stately home in the palladian style. Visitors can explore the house, gardens and over 300 acres of parkland during their visit.

Shibden Hall & Gardens

Shibden Hall is a six hundred year old medieval timber-framed manor house. This Grade II* Listed 15th century house is one of England’s oldest and was built in 1420. The hall is set in 37 hectares of beautifully restored gardens and estate which form Shibden Park. The gardens offer range of fun features and attractions for all ages.