Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens is a National Trust property 8 miles north of York. The current hall was built in 1716, and is partially furnished to reflect the Georgian period and now houses over 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, featuring some of the most well-known and influential 18th-century figures. There is a significant ceramics collection on loan from the Ashmolean. You can also explore aspects of the Victorian and WWII eras at Beningbrough including a Victorian laundry.
About the gardens & grounds
The house is surrounded by 7 acres of beautiful gardens and over 300 acres of parkland, and there is a working walled garden which supplies produce to the restaurant. The gardeners are happy to chat to visitors and answer your questions. Children love the Wilderness Play Area, hidden in a small area of woodland. Follow the mosaic tiles through the woods to find it. There is a National Trust shop, and a second hand bookshop plus a restaurant using local produce, much from the gardens and sunny terrace.
About this blog
Beningbrough is not only enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year, but also by the staff and over 200 volunteers who work here. This blog, different from the official website, is an opportunity for us to share a little more of what we do, and provides an informal glimpse behind the scenes, which we hope you will enjoy. Many of the posts are written by or contributed to by volunteers.
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