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Beningbrough Hall

An Italian palace with a fantastic collection of art

Come and explore an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds.

The inspiration for Beningbrough Hall was born in Italy in the early 1700s, when 20-year old John Bourchier went on his Grand Tour  to Rome.

Bourchier was fascinated by the great Baroque palaces and churches of Rome and he returned to Yorkshire after two years, his head full of fresh ideas and designs for a new house at Beningbrough. 

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.

There is a great little café  - The Walled Garden restaurant, using fresh ingredients grown in the garden as well as a great little gifts shop for all your souvenier needs!

Beningbrough Hall is not open all the time – so let us know whan you may want to visit and we will check availability.

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01943 590009
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tim@realyorkshiretours.co.uk