Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens
Discover the beautiful Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
One of the most soothing things to do on a warm afternoon in Georgian Beningborough Hall and Gardens near York is to take a gentle stroll through the stunning working walled garden where the gardeners will happily take a break to talk you through their borders and blooms. Paths in the grounds lead to all sorts of delights so take a meander and see where you end up. The house here is renowned for its amazing portrait collection which has been curated in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery, and there are often visiting exhibits and artists. The house offers a free audio guide to learn about the dramatic baroque interiors and portraits and make sure you take a good look out the windows in the top floors where the vista looks across to the ancient city. Don't miss the Victorian laundry down below (a startling reminder of the hard work carried out below stairs), the brilliant Wilderness Play Area for kids and the lovely home-cooked lunches in the restaurant.