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Historic Buildings & Stately Homes of Yorkshire

Castles, Abbeys, Medieval Halls, Roman, viking Yorkshire has it all, visit some of the hostoric buildings and bring the past to life. From ancient history to the middle ages, to times of splendour and grandeur and stately homes, many still family owned and open to you to experience.

East Yorkshire

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is a family Elizabethan Stately home, set in East Yorkshire almost midway between Bridlington & Driffield. The house is home to the ancstors of Sir Henry Griffith who built the Hall between 1598 and 1610, the beautiful gardens are packed with points of interest and fun for all ages.

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

Merchant Adventurer's Hall

One of York's beautiful historic buildings, dating from the medieval period, the Merchant Adventurer's Hall is one of York's hidden gems, with gardens offering a peaceful haven from the bustle of the city.

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.

Richmond Castle

One of England's finest Norman Castles, Richmond Castle is set in an imposing position over the River Swale and is within easy reach of the town centre. A trip to the top of the keep will provide some of the finest views over Swaledale.

Easby Abbey

Easby Abbey is an English heritage property located near the River Swale near ichmond, the site can be reached by a pleasant walk along the river stating near Richmond Castle.

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.

Kiplin Hall

Built in 1620 as a hunting lodge, Kiplin Hall is in the Vale of Mowbray. The Hall has 17 rooms which are open to the public, and the extensive grounds are undergoing to restoration to return them to designs from 400 years ago.

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.

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country. Many of the rooms and features are in outstanding condition, with gardens to explore, a falconry centre and wild boars the castle provides a great family day out.

Braithwaite Hall

Braithwaite Hall is a National Trust 17th-century tenanted farmhouse, in beautiful Coverdale. The hall, sitting room and carved staircase are on show to visitors. The property is tenanted and is avilable to view by appointment only.

Clifford's Tower

The prominent Clifford's Tower offers an insight into York's importance in the history of the United Kingdom and provides panoramic views across the city.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle has an extensive and varied history. Hands on exhibitions and an audio tour explain the castles history as a medieval fortress, a luxurious Tudor Mansion, a civil war stronghold and a victorian ruin.

Knaresborough Castle

The remains of Knaresborough Castle stand with commanding views over the River Nidd and the Knaresborough viaduct. It's a pleasant place to sit and relax and enjoy fish and chips from the town.

Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle sits in centre of Middleham, perched over the Ure Valley. The Castle was built in 1190 and was the childhood home of Richard III. The Castle remains are extensive, and a climb up the keep provides extensive views of Wensleydale.

Mount Grace Priory

Mount Grace Priory is the best preserved example of a Carthusian house in England. The priory offers a great day out for all ages, with history, wildlife, a museum and space to be outdoors.

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle is a Norman Motte and Bailey castle originally built by William the Conqueror. The castle is a short (uphill) walk from town city and provides panoramic views across North Yorkshire.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey is one of the most complete of Englands Abbey ruins. The Abbey is an English Heritage property and is located close to Helmsley in the North York Moors, a peaceful and tranquil valley.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle sits in a majestic position on a rocky headland between Scarborough's North and South Bay. It is one of the Yorkshire Coasts most visited attractions with stunning views and a 3000 year old history to explore.

Ripon Cathedral

The original cathedral was built in 672AD, the Saxon crypt is the only surviving part of the original church, which has stood on the site for 700 years. The Cathedral is an active place of worship within the City of Ripon and the wider diocese.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.

Whitby Abbey

Situated high on the East Cliff overlooking Whitby, the ruins of the Benedictine Abbey are an imposing site. With a long and fascinating history and it's dramatic pose it is easy to see how the Abbey has provided inspriration throughout the years.

South Yorkshire

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens

Brodsworth Hall and gardens are an English Heritage Property near Doncaster. The Victorian country house remains as if it were still a family home. The house has over 30 rooms from grand reception rooms to servant quarters, all furnished with period pieces from the furniture to the family mementoes and domestic items.

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.

Bronte Parsonage

The Bronte Parsonage was the former home of the Bronte family, including sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne. It has been preserved and is maintained as The Bronte Parsonage Museum by the The Bronte Society.

East Riddlesden Hall

East Riddlesden Hall was built in 1642 by a Halifax clothier, Jame Murgatroyd. The property sits on slight rise with the River Aire below. The property is currently owned by the National Trust who provide guides to help you interpret the buildings extensive history.

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey is one of the most complete examples of a Cistercian Abbey in the United Kingdom. The Abbey is free to enter and is within 24 acres of riverside parkland. The area offers a great day out for enjoying history, wildlife and outdoor family fun.

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.