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Yorkshire

STATELY HOMES AND GARDENS

ASKE HALL - Richmond
The estate, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Richmond, A Georgian coach house, with clock tower, houses the family's superb carriage which has recently been restored to its former splendour. There are also several follies including the Gothic style Temple, designed by Daniel Garret in c1745. The hall stands in Capability Brown landscaped parkland and overlooks a lake which serves as a natural wildlife sanctuary.

BENINGBROUGH HALL AND GARDENS - near York
A beautifully restored early Georgian country house set in magnificent parkland. Over 100 of the finest 18th century portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery enhance the rooms.

BRODSWORTH HALL AND GARDENS - near Doncaster
One of England's most beautiful Victorian country houses, Brodsworth Hall has survived almost completely intact since the 1860s - an extraordinary time warp of richly marbled walls, Axminster carpets and family portraits.

BROUGHTON HALL - near Skipton
Broughton Hall was built in 1597 by Henry Tempest and continues to be the home of the Tempest Family, whose ancestry can be traced back 29 generations to Roger Tempest who was established in the area by 1120.

BURNBY HALL GARDENS - Stockpiling
These beautiful gardens, famous for Europe's finest display of hardy water-lilies, also feature "The Stewart Collection." A unique display of sporting trophies and interesting objects gathered during the world wide expeditions of the late Major P. M. Stewart. There is also a museum, picnic area and gift shop.

BURTON AGNES HALL - Ridgefield
Burton Agnes Hall is a splendid example of late Elizabethan architecture, lived in by descendant of the original family. The hall is filled with treasures accumulated over four centuries, from the magnificent carvings commissioned by the first owners to the modern French and English paintings of the Impressionist Schools collected in recent years. The gardens offer a variety of over 2000 different plants with something for everyone.

BURTON CONSTABLE - Ridgefield
Situated near the Wilderness coast, Burton Constable is the ancestral home of the Constable family. It was built c1570 and has superb 18th and 19th century interiors including a Gallery, Great Hall, Dining and Drawing Rooms, Bedrooms, Chapel, Chinese Room and a Lamp Room.

CASTLE HOWARD - Near Malton
This outstanding example of inspired architecture is magnificent in its scale and breathtakingly beautiful with superb rooms and galleries. There is over 1000 acres of parkland with lawns, woods, nature walks, scenic lake and fountains.

CONSTABLE BURTON HALL GARDENS - Constable Burton
The Georgian House was built by the celebrated architect John Carr in 1768 and is now the home of the Willowy family. The fine terraced gardens feature a choice collection of Maples planted beneath ancient Yew trees. The gardens have an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

DUNCOMBE PARK - Helmsley
The house was built in 1713 for Thomas Duncombe, it underwent extensive rebuilding after a fire in 1879 largely to the original design. The 30 acre early 18th century garden has been described as 'the supreme masterpiece of the art of the landscape gardener.'

EAST RIDDLESDEN HALL - near Keighley
East Riddlesden Hall is a merchant's house built at the time of the Civil War by a passionate Royalist. It has a dramatic history and a host of ghosts! Fine collection of Yorkshire oak furniture, wonderful plasterwork and embroidery, walled gardens and one of the North's greatest barns.

HAREWOOD HOUSE - Harewood, near Leeds
Harewood House was built in the early 1760s, for the Lascelles family, who later became the Earls of Harewood. The interior was designed by Robert Adam, and the grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown. There is a fine collection of English furniture, much of it Chippendale, there are English and Italian paintings, and Sèvres and Chinese porcelain, and a new gallery filled with watercolours. The formal gardens near the house, designed by Sir Charles Barry, supplemented Brown's more extensive parkland, and a world-class Bird Garden has been added, with no less than 120 species, many of them endangered.

HARLOW CARR BOTANICAL GARDENS - Harrogate
The gardens extend to 68 acres. There is a very wide range of plants fully labelled and attractively displayed to provide a paradise for photographers and a haven of peace and tranquillity. There are rock gardens, woodland and arboretum, and a stream-side garden.

HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN - Helmsley
This five acre fully walled garden was built in 1756/7 after the original gardens had been flooded. A fascinating selection of plants grow alongside the fruit and vegetables in this working walled garden with Helmsley Castle as a backdrop.

LOTHERTON HALL - Leeds
The grounds surrounding Lotherton Hall are home to a wide range of wildlife including two deer herds. Lotherton also has one of the finest collections of birds in the country with over 200 species from all continents. The formal gardens were laid out at the end of the 19th century and are Edwardian in style.

MOULTON HALL - Moulton, near Richmond
A compact stone manor house, dating from 1650 with a fine carved staircase.

NEWBY HALL AND GARDENS - Ripon
Newby Hall is one of Yorkshire's renowned Adam houses, a very fine example of 18th century interior decoration, recently restored to its original beauty. The award winning gardens are full of rare and beautiful plants to inspire all garden enthusiasts.

NOSTELL PRIORY - near Wakefield
Built on the site of a medieval priory in 1733. Nostell Priory is a magnificent house containing an outstanding collection of Chippendale furniture. a six foot high 18th century Doll's house. There are lakeside walks, scented rose gardens and an adventure playground.

NUNNINGTON HALL - Nunnington, near York
This beautiful manor house has a magnificent oak-panelled hall, a haunted room and a fascinating Carlisle collection of miniature rooms fully furnished to reflect different periods. The house is complemented by the sheltered walled garden on the bank of the River Rye with its peacocks, ducks, old varieties of fruit trees and clematis collection.

OAKWELL HALL COUNTRY PARK - Birstall, near Batley
Oakwell Hall appears as "Fieldhead" home of the heroine in Charlotte Bronte's novel "Shirley." There are period plants, culinary and medicinal herbs in the gardens as well as a country park of over one hundred acres. With picnic areas, cafe and adventure playground.

PARCEVALL HALL GARDENS - near Appletreewick
Parcevall Hall stands in sixteen acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens with terraces, woodland and nurseries. It is stocked with many rare plants and shrubs.

RIPLEY CASTLE AND GARDENS - Ripley
Ripley Castle has been the home of the Ingilby family for 650 years - since about the time of the Black Death. On the side of the Castle away from the village is a lake and a deer park, which sets off the Castle to perfection. Inside, there are the artefacts collected by many generations, and one complete room is in the medieval style, in the 1555 tower.

SEWERBY HALL AND GARDENS - Sewerby, near Bridlington
Sewerby Hall and Gardens date back to 1715 and are set in 50 acres of early 19th century parkland with spectacular views over Bridlington Bay. The Georgian house stands on the site of a medieval manor house and contains an art gallery, archaeological displays and an Amy Johnson room. The gardens include a pleasure garden and walled rose garden.

SION HILL HALL - Kirby Wiske
A visit to Sion Hill Hall will take you back to the elegant Edwardian era and earlier. It was built in 1913 for the Stancliffe family and is an excellent example of the last of the Country House to be built before the Great War. There is also a Birds of Prey Conservation Centre with over 80 birds of 34 species. Flying demonstrations throughout the day

SLEDMERE HOUSE - Driffield
This sixteenth century house was designed by Sir Christopher Sykes and decorated by Joseph Rose. It was rebuilt during the Firs World War after a disastrous fire. Sledmere's famous pipe organ is played for visitors daily 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE - Leeds
Known as the 'Hampton Court of the North', Temple Newsam House is set in 1200 acres of parkland. This Tudor - Jacobean mansion, owned and managed by Leeds City Council, boasts extensive collections of decorative arts displayed in their original room settings. Amongst them is one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the country. The grounds surrounding the House and Farm offer a wealth of attractions throughout he year, not least the displays of rhododendrons and azaleas which are at their best in early July.

THORPE PERROW ARBORETUM - Bedale
Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 - 1977) and is now owned and managed by Sir John Ropner.

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