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Calf Cop Friends Meeting House Low Bentham Open Afternoon

Friends Meeting House, Burton Road, Lower Bentham, Bentham, North Yorkshire, LA2 7ET

Calf Cop Friends Meeting House in Low Bentham is a Grade 2 Listed building which was rebuilt in 1798. It is a small place of elegant simplicity, …

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Escrick Heritage at St Helen’s Church

St Helen's Church, Escrick, North Yorkshire, YO19 6EX

St Helen's Church Escrick is a Grade II* listed building designed by F C Penrose in the magnificent Gothic Revival style. The church and its…

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St Mary’s Church Goathland

St Mary's Church, Goathland, North Yorkshire, YO22 5AN

Follow church and churchyard trail. Go mouse hunting in church - carved mice-game for children and adults. Ring the church bells - unusual system…

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Grosmont to Esk Valley: A walk & talk through the incredible ironstone industry!

North York Moors National Park Grosmont Car Park, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

Meeting at the National Park's Grosmont car park, this entertaining and educational visit will guide visitors through the history of Grosmont and…

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Teasures of St Nicholas and the Priory

St Nicholas Church, Church street, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6BS

Stewards will be present and extra displays and information available about the De Brus Cenotaph and history of the tiles from the Piority. A…

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All Saints’ Church, Spofforth

Church Lane, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1AF

This Grade II Listed Church was established c. 1150 As well as viewing registers held at the Church, refreshments will be available. View the…

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Commonwealth War Graves Walk and Talk

Stonefall Cemetery, Forest Lane, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DE

There are over 1000 Commonwealth War Graves at Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate. Nearly all the casualties are airmen from the Second World War, with…

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Old Magnesia Well Pump Room

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room, Valley Gardens, Royal Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SZ

At the heart of The Valley Gardens is a unique geological area called "Bogs Field" because of the 36 different mineral water springs that emerged…

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Pateley Playhouse

Pateley Playhouse, Church Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LB

The Playhouse, owned and run by Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society, will be open for tours backstage. There will be displays of costumes and past…

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Royal Pump Room Museum

Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RY

Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum to discover Harrogate's fascinating spa history. See the original 1842 pump room building and discover the story…

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Community Centre: Parish Archive/Pop-up Museum

Parish Council Room at Rear of the Community Centre, 35 Stonegate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0NS

The Parish Room is located in the well-preserved Edwardian former village school, which is now the village Community Centre.

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Lock-Up and Pinfold

Junction of Stonegate-Sheepdyke Lane, Stonegate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PS

With its two small dark cells and traditionally known as 'The Black Hole', this was a temporary holding place for miscreants, until the local…

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The White Swan Inn exhibition

White Swan, 1 Church Hill, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0JU

The present White Swan buildings are mainly 19th century although the inn certainly has earlier origins. In recent years it was threatened with…

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Wrangham House and Local History Group Display

Wrangham House Hotel, 10 Stonegate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0NS

Wrangham House was occupied in the late 18th and early 19th centuries by Archdeacon Francis Wrangham, who was a notable literary figure,…

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Kildwick Bell Tower Open

St. Andrews Church, Kildwick, Keighley, North Yorkshire, BD20 9BB

A visit to the ringing chamber (ground floor). Here are ropes with 'Yorkshire Tail Ends' - Kildwick is one of only six towers in the world that…

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St Andrew’s Bell Foundry, Kildwick

St Andrew's Church, Kildwick, Keighley, North Yorkshire, BD20 9BB

An unique opportunity to experience the casting of bells! Nowadays, this is normally restricted to just a few commercial premises but, today, we…

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Inspired by Keld

Keld Chapel, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LJ

In our 2019 Keld Lecture historian Ann Henderson tells the story of Selina Cooper: how this modest Lancashire mill girl found something in her…

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Knaresborough Castle and Museum

Castle Yard, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8AS

Step back in time to discover medieval Knaresborough at the remains of this royal castle. In the King's Tower imagine the splendour of the King's…

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Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS3 0SR

Uncover the family stories of this Georgian mansion, from wicked Sir James to the last owners Jim and Ruth Pennyman. Discover our exhibitions,…

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Brompton Heritage Day

Brompton Methodist Church, The Green, Brompton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2QT

This years event will be held in Brompton's Methodist Church, focussing on community action in Brompton past and present. We will feature the…

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Scruton Station - Unlocking our Station’s Stories

Station House, Station Road, Scruton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 0QN

Illustrated talks and tours running throughout the day will draw on our archival research, oral history and photographic collections to tell the…

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Aske Hall

Aske Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5HJ

A predominately 18th century house and collection, owned by the Dundas family.

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Clifton Castle

Flat 1, Clifton Castle, Clifton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4AB

Clifton Castle is actually a late Georgian mansion designed in the classical style, on the site of a medieval castle. The site is well chosen…

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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (National Trust)

National Trust, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate Office, Studley Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1986, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a place of contrasts and surprises. Make the most of free access…

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Blossomgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Late 17th century/early 18th century gazebo beautifully restored. Built to give a view of the countryside. The Gazebo is one of the undiscovered…

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Masonic Hall

Water Skellgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1BB

Early 20th century Masonic Hall, still in use. Tours given.

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Murder at Ripon Workhouse - Victorian CSI!

Ripon Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LE

We are using our three museums to give our Heritage Open Day visitors a taste of being a Victorian detective. With the invention of photography…

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Ripon & District Light Railway

10-11 Canal Side, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1TT

The aim is to illustrate the manufacture, use and history of what the Victorian's called "portable railways" - small industrial railway equipment,…

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Ripon Cathedral Ringing Chamber

Liberty Court House, Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS

The ringing chamber in the Cathedral's south-west tower will be open to visitors.

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St. Mary Magdalen’s Leper Chapel

St Mary Magdalens Church, Magdalens Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1HT

Almost a thousand years ago the hospital of St Mary Magdalen lay near the northern crossing of the river Ure. Today all that survives is the…

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The Ruin

Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DE

The Ruin is thought to be based on a drawing of Roman ruins by Robert Adam, one of the greatest 18th-century architects. Smoothly Classical on one…

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A History of Saxton

All Saints Church, Main Street, Saxton, North Yorkshire, LS24 9PY

The Grade 1 listed Church will be open for the entire period and there will be displays on the history of the Church. There will also be displays…

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A Display on the Life and Work of Oliver Sarony, The Scarborough-Based Victorian Photographer.

The Church of St. Martin On-The-Hill, Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BY

Born in Quebec, Sarony trained as a daguerreotypist in New York before travelling to England. He set up his lavishly decorated studio in…

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Ayton Castle open day

Ayton Castle, off Castle Rise, East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9JY

The Grade I listed Ayton Castle tower is not normally open to visit and for the day will be opened for you to see inside. Meet at the entrance to…

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Cayton Parish Church

1 Church Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3SA

Visit 12th century Norman church. Three bells in tower installed 1897, recently serviced, old organ. Pendulum clock installed in 1947 from a…

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Central Tramway Company

Central Tramway Company, Marine Parade, 1 Marine Parade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ER

For the Heritage Open Days Central Tramway will be opening the doors to its Victorian engine room, an area usually closed to the public. You will…

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Model of medieval Scarborough

St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Ramshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LN

Scarborough was an important medieval town and this model shows the town at the height of its medieval development. Local archaeologist Chris Hall…

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Open Archives

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, 45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre was started by the local community in 2009 and since then we have obtained dour own premises and put on…

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St Andrew’s Church open

St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Ramshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LN

St Andrew's United Reformed Church designed by Lockwood and Mawson of Bradford is known as 'the cathedral of non-conformism' due to its size. It…

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The Art of ‘One Day in December’ - Book launch, poetry and visual art.

The Church of St. Martin-on-the-Hill, St. Martin's Avenue, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BY

St Martin’s Church was hit by two shells on the morning of 16th December 1914. In 'One Day in December', Scarborough based author D.B. Lewis,…

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The Church of St. Martin on-the-Hill - Scarborough’s Hidden Pre-Raphaelite Gem - Exhibitions & Tours

St. Martin's Avenue, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BY

1. The Art of ‘One Day in December’. An evening book launch event Friday 13th at 1900. There is a separate events page about this. 2. There is…

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Trinity House open days

Trinity House, St. Sepulchre Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1QQ

Founded 1602, the Scarborough Trinity House is one of only four Trinity Houses in the country. Rebuilt in 1832 to the designs of R. H. Sharp of…

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Free Guided Tours of The Folly, Settle’s House of Mystery

The Folly, Victoria Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EY

Join our experienced tour guides and learn more about this fascinating and beautiful building, which sits on the old main road into Settle. You…

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Giggleswick School Chapel

Gate House, Giggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DR

With its impressive copper dome and stunning interior, it is an imposing landmark that dominates the surrounding countryside. The Chapel was the…

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All Saints’ Parish Church, Sherburn in Elmet

Church Hill, Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire, LS25 6BJ

All Saints' Parish Church, Sherburn in Elmet is a Grade I listed building. The nave is a fine Norman construction with many of the original…

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Christ Church Skipton Open Day

Christ Church, Cross Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2AH

Visit an 1837 church designed by Chantrell which had a refit in 2009. Probably the first-ever Victorian church, it has an active congregation and…

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Plug Riots Walk

Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1TS

A visit to a few of the sites associated with the 1842 riots, when out-of-work Lancashire weavers marched from Colne to attack the Dewhirst and…

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Skipton Railway History Walk

Tesco Stores Ltd, Craven Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2AG

This circular walking tour of up to 2 hours starts at Tesco (built on a former railway site) and will take you to the fine current railway…

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St John the Baptist Church open day

South Lodge, Kirkby Wharfe, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9DD

The church sits in an attractive location on the edge of Grimston Park. There has been a church here since Saxon times, but the present one dates…

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All Saints Church Burton in Lonsdale

High Street, Burton in Lonsdale, via Carnforth, North Yorkshire, LA6 3LD

The first Vicar was Reverend Frederick Binyon, father of the War Poet Laurence Binyon whose poem, For the Fallen is quoted at Remembrance Services…

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All Saints’ Church, Kirk Deighton

Main Street, Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 4EB

This is an early Grade I listed mediaeval church (11-15 Century). As well as refreshments there will be home-baking and preserves available. …

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A Georgian House, 44 Baxtergate

44 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BL

Refurbished during Georgian and Victorian periods. Original panelling with built-in cupboards, two Georgian fire surrounds and two Victorian…

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Church of St John the Evangelist

Brunswick Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BL

Built in 1848-50 as chapel-of-ease for St Mary's, later a district church within the parish of Whitby. In Early English style; interior renovated…

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Hetty and Betty’s cafe

Hetty and Betty's Cafe, 7 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BW

A Grade 2 listed building set in the heart of Whitby Town centre, the first floor ballroom, a beautiful period room, is this year being used to…

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History of the Ballroom Exhibition

Hetty & Betty , 7 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BW

In a Grade II listed building, on Baxtergate, in the centre of Whitby, the cafe and ballroom have been here since 1928, but the building is much…

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St Hilda’s Church, West Cliff

Church Square, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EG

Large church, built 1884, designed by R J Johnson of Newcastle. Fabric, furnishings and stained glass of interest. Guided tours available over the…

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St Hilda’s RC Church

Brunswick Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QT

Roman Catholic Chapels and Missions in Whitby from late 18th century. Present building 1867, in 13th century Gothic style, architect M. Hadfield…

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St John’s Church Sleights

St John's Church, Iburndale Lane, Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Recently restored for future generations to enjoy, it is a fine example of a late Victorian country church. The stained glass, in particular, is…

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St Mary’s Church

St Mary's Church, Next to Abbey, Church Lane/Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4AU

This historic Grade 1 Anglican parish church was founded around 1110, although its interior dates chiefly from the late 18th century with many…

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St Ninian’s Catholic Church, Baxtergate

Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BL

Vernacular building of 1778. Brick-built on stone foundation. Original gallery with box pews; lower level refurbished in Catholic style.

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The Unitarian Chapel, Flowergate

Flowergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3BA

Presbyterian, later Unitarian, chapel on this site from mid-18th century. Present brick building dates from 1812. Box pews, carved lectern and…

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The Victoria Spa Well House

Broomfield Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QP

Chalybeate Spa Well House is a cylindrical brick structure built in mid-19th century as a rebuild of an earlier structure. Extensive stencilled…

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The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre

123b Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE

An original 19th century jet workshop, discovered sealed in the attic of a derelict building in Burns Yard; a unique piece of Whitby jet heritage.…

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Two Whitby Yards as featured on BBC’s Secret Britain: Clark’s Yard

Clark's Yard, Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BL

Whitby 'yards' are rows of 17th/18th century cottages, tucked behind main streets. Visit two yards close together (Clark's Yard, Borough Place).…

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Two Whitby Yards as featured on BBC’s Secret Britain: Linskill Square

Linskill Square, Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22/YO21

Rows of 17th and 18th century cottages, refurbished during Georgian and Victorian periods with gardens or cobbled yard. Residents will be in the…

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Whitby Abbey Lands Walk ‘n Talk

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Y022 4JT

A circular guided walk on the Abbey lands lasting approximately two hours. An archaeologist and historian will identify historical features and…

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Whitby Georgian Guided Walk

Captain Cook Memorial, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Participants will meet their guides at the Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff. After a brief introduction to the panorama of Whitby from this point,…

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YHA Whitby

Abbey House, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Abbey House is a Grade I listed building, restored and converted into a modern Youth Hostel, in a £3.5 million project. Many historical features…

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All Saints Church, Wistow

All Saints Church, Church Hill, Wistow, North Yorkshire, YO8 3UU

A village church enriched from a prebendary given by the archbishop of York. See true gem's of Yorkshire craftsmanship, makers from the Mouseman…

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St Mary’s RC Chapel, Crathorne

The Old Chapel , Hutton Rudby Road, CRATHORNE, Yarm, North Yorkshire, TS15 0BB

The Chapel is a Grade II* listed Georgian building of exceptional importance on both historic and architectural grounds. It is considered to be…

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All Saint’s Church, Holme on Spalding Moor

Market Weighton Road, Holme on Spalding Moor, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO43 4ED

All Saint's Church is mainly medieval with later additions but there is a Saxon carving in the tower. Visitors can climb the tower to see this…

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All Saints’ Church Heritage Weekend

All Saints' Church, Kirby Hill, Church Lane, Boroughbridge, York, North Yorkshire, YO51 9DX

Visitors can visit our beautiful, ancient (pre-Conquest foundation) church and look around, accompanied by one of the church members on duty or…

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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, Y030 1DD

The changing fortunes of this grand country house and garden are told through stories of prosperity, loss and re-invention. From a wealthy…

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Castle Howard - Howard Family Mausoleum Tour

Castle Howard Estate Ltd, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes. Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, the House sits…

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Celebration of Glen Gardens, Mosaic Garden and Glen Allotments

Glen Park, East Parade, Heworth, York, North Yorkshire, Yo31 7yb

We are proudly celebrating the creation of our allotments during the First World War. Also the development over the past 6 years of volunteer…

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Fishergate Postern Tower

Friends of York Walls, Fishergate Postern Tower, Piccadilly, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9AF

The Tower was built around 1505 where the City Walls ended on the banks of a swollen river Foss, with York Castle on the opposite bank. The…

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From Past to Present at the King’s Manor

University of York, The Kings Manor, Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7EP

The King's Manor is an architectural gem located at the centre of the city of York. Although some of the building is open to the public, many of…

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Goddards House and Garden

National Trust, Goddards, 27 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1GG

New displays on show throughout the house consider what 'home' meant to different members of the Terry family that lived here. Discover letters…

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Howsham Mill

Howsham Mill, Howsham Hall Road, Howsham, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7PA

The building has been meticulously restored using traditional materials and methods. The new use for the water mill is generating…

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Kilnwick Percy Hall: Buddhist Meditation Centre

Madhyamaka K M C, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Kilnwick Percy, York, North Yorkshire, YO42 1UF

Explore historic Kilnwick Percy Hall and try a free taster meditation as well as visit the World Peace Cafe or enjoy a picnic in the grounds. Go…

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Nunnington Hall

National Trust, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY

Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore the period rooms whilst…

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Rievaulx Terrace

National Trust, Rievaulx Terrace & Temples, Mossy Bank Wood, Rievaulx, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LJ

Discover one of Ryedale's true gems - the 18th-century landscape of Rievaulx Terrace. Stroll through woods, then out on to the terrace, with its…

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Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

With a six-acre site and twenty buildings to explore, Ryedale Folk Museum tells the stories of how people have lived, worked and played in our…

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St Lawrence Churchyard York

St Lawrence Church, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3BW

On Saturday 14th September from 10am - 2pm St Lawrence Church will be open for visitors. St Lawrence is a Grade II 1890s church with an…

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Treasurer’s House

National Trust, Treasurers House, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JL

Frank Green filled Treasurer's House with an extensive array of antique furniture, ceramics, art and textiles. Wander through the house and…

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York Glaziers Trust studio tour

York Minster Stoneyard, Deangate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JB

The Trust is responsible for the care and conservation of all of York Minster’s historic windows, which hold the largest collection of medieval…

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