The grounds of the Castle Howard estate includes, woodland walks, landscaped gardens and breathtaking views at every turn. In the estate grounds is a garden centre, walled garden, arboretum and fishing lake. The stable courtyard has a restaurant, farm shop and gift shops. Further afield is Helmsley with an ancient castle, Dalby forest and the pretty market town of Malton.
Castle Howard – Distance from park: 1.1 miles
Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.
Visit and enjoy world-renowned collections, stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playgroundMany people contribute to the upkeep of Castle Howard and with this comes the challenge of securing it for future generations. Restoration and conservation work to the house and across the 10,000 acre estate, including nearly 200 listed buildings and monuments, is ongoing.
With a farm shop, garden centre, the house and gardens, the stable courtyard with shops and café and Castle Howard’s changing programme of events and exhibitions offers something for all the family, as well as an excuse to visit time and time again you will be spoilt for choice of things to do and definitely keep the whole family happy.
Eden camp – Distance from park: 9.3 miles
In early 1942 the War Office identified and requisitioned a plot of land on the outskirts of Malton with the view of building a camp to accommodate Italian and German prisoners of war captured from the battlefields of Africa and Europe.
We ﬁrst opened to the public in 1987 and have since, with the help and support of our visitors, grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.
Experience the sights, sounds & smells of life on the homefront & the frontline.
Nunnington hall – Distance from park: 7.8 miles
Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.
Explore the period rooms whilst hearing the Hall’s many tales and discover one of the world’s finest collections of miniature rooms in the attic.
Famed for its picturesque location, organic walled garden with spring-flowering meadows, flamboyant resident peacocks and a changing programme of exclusive and high profile art and photography exhibitions, Nunnington Hall offers something for everyone to enjoy.
If you fancy a bite to eat, why not visit the cafe or explore the attic room shops.
Beningbrough hall – Distance from Park: 19.8 miles
Inspired by his Grand Tour, 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, Beningbrough’s long-term partner. The paintings feature people who have made, and are making, 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, sweeping lawns and a play area for children to let off steam, creates a year-round garden. Picture-postcard views can be seen from the garden and the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and discover hidden wildlife.
Complete your trip to Beningbrough with a visit to the stables shop, filled with locally inspired gifts and treats or visit the outdoor shop.
Wharram Percy deserted medieval village – Distance from park: 14.2 miles
Wharram Percy is one of the largest and best preserved of Britain’s 3,000 or so known deserted medieval villages. It is also undoubtedly the most famous. For over 60 years, archaeologists have pioneered new techniques here to understand what life was like in the village and why it was eventually deserted.
Perched on the side of a remote and beautiful valley in the Yorkshire Wolds, the village was continuously occupied for six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500. Today you can trace the outlines of many lost houses on a grassy plateau above the substantial remains of the church and the millpond.