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Historic Houses

Sewerby Hall and Gardens   

Sewerby Hall at Bridlington providing entertainment for all ages via our gardens, museum, sports, and mini zoo.

Shandy Hall   

Here in 1760-67 the witty and eccentric parson, Laurence Sterne wrote Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey.

Temple Newsam House   

Temple Newsam, dubbed 'Hampton Court of the North' is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean country house set in 1200 acres of parkland. The birthplace of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Bramham Park   

Bramham Park is a splendid Queen Anne mansion, containing fine collections of furniture, porcelain and paintings and is set in the peaceful tranquillity of 66 acres of formal gardens and 100 acres of pleasure grounds.

Castle Howard   

Castle Howard is one of the most spectacular English stately homes and popular tourist attractions in Yorkshire.


Built on a hillside above Rothbury by the 1st Lord Armstrong, Cragside was one of the most modern houses of its time.

Duncombe Park   

Duncombe Park, family home of Lord and Lady Feversham, has one of the finest Baroque landscapes in England. Set in several hundred acres of dramatic parkland around the River Rye, the House, Gardens and Parkland Centre offers something for all the family.

Explore Englands Past   

Explore England's Past provides free access to 1000s of local history resources including images, transcribed wills and documents and town trails.

Eyam Hall   

Eyam Hall, historic house and craft centre and home to the Wright family, is a small manor house in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

Fairfax House   

Fairfax House is one of the finest eighteenth-century georgian townhouses in England, and is home to the famous Noel Terry collection.

Hardwick Hall   

Set high on a hill in north-east Derbyshire, Hardwick is famous for the New Hall, one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, which survives almost unchanged today.


Harewood House. One of the great treasure houses of England. Near Leeds, UK, Harewood is a great family day out. Visit the Adventure Playground, explore the Gardens and Bird Gardens or take a boat trip across the lake.

Lotherton Hall   

Lotherton is an Edwardian gentleman's country residence which retains the character of a charming family home.

Normanby Hall Country Park   

Welcome to Normanby Hall Country Park. With five attractions in one and an exciting events programme Normanby Hall Country Park offers something for everyone.

Ormesby Hall   

An 18th Century Palladian mansion with superb plasterwork and decorative carving.

A Personal Tour of Yorkshire   

A personal tour of Yorkshire, listing places to visit and attractions, with descriptions and photographs.

Raby Castle   

This splendid mediaeval castle, built in the mid 14th century on the site of an earlier fortified manor house by the powerful Nevill family, who owned it until the Rising of the North in 1569, has been the home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626.

Scampston Hall   

Scampston is among the best examples of the English Country House, combining fine architecture with a wealth of art treasures in a beautiful parkland setting in Yorkshire.

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