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Beningbrough Hall & Gardens (NT)
Beningbrough Hall & Gardens (NT)

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Tel code: 01904 | code search
Postcode: YO30 | code search
Population: 60
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On the banks of the Ouse (said to offer good barbel fishing here), Beningbrough is a tiny settlement on the York plain, just four or five miles from York itself. Although York with its many attractions is a great draw for anyone staying in the area, the great reason for visiting Beningbrough is to see the wonderful Georgian mansion of Beningbrough Hall, built by John Bourchier. There was a Tudor mansion on the site before the present hall was built in 1716, and panelling from the older building was salvaged to be used in the new one. Beningbrough Hall has a fine frontage, the two main storeys looking out boldly at the world, and the attic floor almost hidden with its minute casements set in the frieze supporting the roof. The building has two rather unusual elements for the era. Firstly the cantilever stairs with treads seven feet wide, the balustrade artfully carved to make the wood seem like the wrought-iron work then fashionable. And secondly the central corridors on both the main floors, which run the full length of the building. The National Trust owns the property now, and since 1978 it has housed a fine collection of 18th century portraits (and some 17th century) provided by the National Portrait Gallery. Also worth seeing is the silver seal used by John Bourchierís ancestor of the same name, when he signed the death warrant of Charles I in 1649. Outside the house is a fine park of nearly 400 acres, well wooded and with gentle water meadows to give a calm elegance to the land. The calm may not be to the taste of all visitors, so there is a childrenís playground, wilderness area, and fort for those with energy to burn.

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The Willows Bed & Breakfast (2.35 miles)

The Willows Bed & Breakfast
Spectacular lake views, luxurious rooms, full English Breakfast, en-suite and free on-site parking. You will find yourself in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside but yet only 4 miles from York City Centre. with ... More | visit website
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Old Granary House (2.65 miles)

Old Granary House

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Old Granary House is a restored farm building, full of character. It is situated just off the A59 roughly halfway between Harrogate and York. The house is set in south ... More

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Ramada York (2.74 miles)

Ramada York

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Immersed within 6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this elegant 18th century manor house provides a haven of peace and tranquillity in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside. The ideal base from which to ... More

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Red Lion Inn Motel (2.85 miles)

We are a small friendly hotel on the outskirts of York, but close enough to be able to access all that York and the surrounding area has to offer. York Racecourse is only 10 minutes ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn York North West (3.31 miles)

Premier Inn York North West
Ideally situated within easy reach of the A64, A1(M), M1 and commuter links to Leeds. This hotel also makes a great location for travel to Scarborough and the east coast. For shops and local amenities ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn York North (4.20 miles)

Premier Inn York North
Located on York business park within easy reach of the historic city of York. For evening entertainment there are lots of bars and restaurants within 10 minutes drive of this hotel. Nearby there is a ... More | visit website
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Chombeys (4.26 miles)

Chombeys

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Chombeys is a stylish farmhouse, overlooking the village green at Tollerton- only 15 minutes from York City. The village is in the heart of the Vale of York and just ... More

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Heathers Guest House (The) (4.36 miles)

Heathers Guest House (The)

Located conveniently on the main York-Edinburgh road, north of the city centre. The Heathers offers a relaxing atmosphere after visiting the many attractions of York, and we suggest a FREE guided walking tour to help ... More | visit website

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Beechwood Close Hotel (4.59 miles)

Beechwood Close Hotel
The Beechwood is a magnificent 20th century house set in its own magnificent grounds in the affluent area of Clifton, York. The Beechwood Close is a small family run hotel. We are close to all ... More | visit website
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Astley House (4.81 miles)

Astley House

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Please enquire about current special rates Located close to picturesque Clifton Green, Astley House is a comfortable fourteen minutes walk from the Minster & York city centre with many historic ... More

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