Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Yorkshire

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Showing 33 properties in Yorkshire

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The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is one of England's renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor of the Comptons, acquired a magnificent collection of ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned ... read more
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Large Elizabethan brick-built house with projecting wings, 18th century Stable Block and Orangery. Outstanding interiors filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture include Great Hall, Long Gallery, classically inspired Dining Room, Chippendale fu... read more
Bramham Park - Yorkshire
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Important garden survives as created in the style of Le Notre with ornamental canals, cascades and tall beech hedges. Grand vistas extend to temples and an obelisk in woodland. 'Pleasure Grounds' half a mile from the house.

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Castle Howard - Yorkshire
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This virtual palace was the first great work of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh in 1699 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle. Arguably the finest Baroque stately home in Britain, with a spectacular Great Hall under the painted and gilded dome 80 feet ... read more
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Delightful terraced woodland garden of lilies, ferns, roses and wild flowers. Stream, bog garden and rockery. Impressive spring display of daffodils, aconites and snowdrops.

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Harewood House - Yorkshire
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Harewood House, built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors, superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and world class... read more
Hovingham Hall - Yorkshire
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This Palladian family home in its beautiful parkland setting was designed and built by Thomas Worsley. It is still lived in by his descendants and was the childhood... read more
Kiplin Hall - Yorkshire
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A unique gem of Jacobean architecture, with steep gables and towers in the centre of each side of its rectangle topped with octagonal ogival domes. Built of brick and reminiscent of Hatfield, although on a smaller scale. George Calvert, the builder, was S... read more
Norton Conyers - Yorkshire
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A late medieval manor house with Stuart and Georgian additions. Owned by the Graham family since 1624 (except between 1862 and 1882). 367 years of occupation by the same family have given it a notably friendly atmosphere, which many visitors have remark... read more
Ripley Castle - Yorkshire
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Family home of the Ingilbys for 28 generations. Medieval gatehouse, Treasurer Ingilby's tower of 1555 and the main apartments rebuilt in the 1780s. In the tower is the highly evocative Knight's Room with boarded wainscot and priests' hole. Estate village ... read more
Sledmere House - Yorkshire
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Tall, noble, pale stone mansion designed and built by Sir Christopher Sykes, commenced in 1751. In dramatic neo-classical style, with interiors sumptuously plastered by Joseph Rose and containing fine furniture and pictures. An imperial staircase rises to... read more
Stockeld Park - Yorkshire
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A fine stone Palladian villa designed for the Catholic Middleton family by James Paine and completed in 1763 with a deep central pediment and two flanking pediments, the piano nobile of ashlar and, below, stone rusticated banding. Inside the central oval ... read more
Sutton Park - Yorkshire
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The house is a fine example of Georgian architecture overlooking magnificent parkland; built in 1730 by Thomas Atkinson, and filled with beautiful 18th century furniture and paintings from Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace). Magnificent plasterwork ... read more
Duncombe Park - Yorkshire
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Early Georgian mansion dating from 1713 (with later wings) by the gentleman amateur architect and friend of Vanbrugh, William Wakefield. Restored as a family home from 1985 by Lord and Lady Feversham and now displaying their collection of British and cont... read more
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This large, rare collection results from assiduous planting by Sir Leonard Ropner from 1927 until his death in 1977. 85 acres are arranged for autumn colour in o... read more
Scampston Hall - Yorkshire
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Owned by the same family since 17th century, it was given fine Regency interiors in the early 19th century by the architect, Thomas Leverton. Important pictures by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson.

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Allerton Castle - Yorkshire
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The Grade I listing marks Allerton Castle as a structure of outstanding architectural and historical importance. One of the grandest surviving Gothic revival country houses. Allerton Castle is the home of the Gerald Arthur Rolph Foundation for Historic Pr... read more
Fairfax House - Yorkshire
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Restored as one of the finest Georgian townhouses in England, with exceptional collections of Georgian furniture, late 17th century and early 18th century clocks, and Noel Terry collection of paintings and porcelain. Joseph Cortese Stucco work. Restored 1... read more
Burton Agnes Hall - Yorkshire
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In 1601-1610, it was one of the last major houses built by the celebrated Elizabethan architect, Sir Robert Smythson. Symmetrical in red brick with stone dressings, but with later sashes, the interiors similarly combine Elizabethan work with 18th century ... read more
Sion Hill Hall - Yorkshire
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An Arts and Crafts period hall of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail, designed in 1912 by the renowned architect Walter H. Brierley, "the Lutyens of the North", receiving an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects as being of "outs... read more
Brockfield Hall - Yorkshire
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A fine Georgian house, built for Benjamin Agar by Peter Atkinson whose father was a partner of John Carr of York. Work at Brockfield started in 1799 and was completed in 1807. The most dramatic features of the house are the entrance hall with its stone ... read more
Markenfield Hall - Yorkshire
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Three miles south of Ripon, tucked privately away down a mile-long winding drive, stands one of the most astonishing and romantic of Yorkshire's medieval houses. Built defensively in 1310 by Edward II's Chancellor of the Exchequer John de Markenfield, it ... read more
Bolton Castle - Yorkshire
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A palatial manor house and fortress completed in 1399 and with a wealth of history. Its strong walls and small windows give a clear picture of the way castles were inhabited in the middle ages. Home of the Scrope family and the place of imprisonment of Ma... read more
Plumpton Rocks - Yorkshire
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Grade II* listed landscape garden extending to over 30 acres including an idyllic lake, dramatic Milltone Grit rock formations, romantic woodland walks winding through bluebells and rhododendrons. Declared by English Heritage to be of outstanding interest... read more
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Georgian town house with walled plantsman's garden which won first prize in the RHS competition. An RHS recommended garden. read more
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Temple Newsam House & Estate is one of the great country houses of England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the bir... read more
Grays Court - Yorkshire
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Grays Court is one of the oldest continuously occupied houses in the country and is listed at grade I as a building of special architectural and historic interest. The building is located in the minster precinct, a conservation area within the candidate ... read more
Austwick Hall - Yorkshire
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A Yorkshire Dales Manor House, originally built as a fortified tower, set in 13 acres of formal gardens and woodland.

Exquisitely furnished with a... read more
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Founded as a medieval hospital but largely rebuilt in Tudor times, St Nicholas is the oldest continuously inhabited house in Richmond, listed Grade II. Roughly 7 acres of gardens designed and planted by the Hon Robert ‘Bobbie’ James at the start of the 20... read more
Stone Gappe Hall - Yorkshire
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Broughton Hall - Yorkshire
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Georgian Palladian in style, the Grade 1 listed Broughton Hall dates back to 1597 with the two wings either side added in 1810. It has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years and currently belongs to the 31st generation of the Tempest family. ... read more
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Parcevall Hall Gardens is situated at the head of a valley, in a tranquil and picturesque setting steeped in history. The gardens were created out of wild moorland terrain from 1927 onwards by Sir William Milner (1893-1960). A farsighted architect, hortic... read more
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Uniquely situated on a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens enjoys spectacular views over Br... read more