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Yorkshire Arboretum

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Incredible autumn colours

Beautifully set out in acres of open space.The autumn colours were amazing but it would be worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue S
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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LOTS of beautiful and unusual trees

This is part of the Castle Howard Estate, but has separate car park and entrance. Super... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Coralie R
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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A glorious 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds in the historic setting of the Castle Howard estate near York. New trees are planted each year, and the grounds enhanced by idyllic...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully set out in acres of open space.The autumn colours were amazing but it would be worth a visit at any time of year. Well laid out with good paths and informative map.Easy to get to, just opposite the entrance to Castle Howard. Would be...More

Thank Sue S
Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning Sue, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the children took part in the trails. We try our best to make sure our cafe produces food and drink to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yorkshire Arboretum is more than just a collection of trees. They have clearly given much thought to how to make it of interest to all ages, with different trails. Dogs are welcome too. We took part in the Scenic Photo Project, which was fun and...More

Thank tarkamerl
Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you for your comments and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Ourr Scenic Photography Project has proved popular so we may well continue running this into 2019; don't forget, you can share your photos with us on Twitter, Facebook...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have often visited Castle Howard, but this is our first time at the Arboretum. Plenty of free car parking and a warm welcome in the visitor centre was excellent. There was a diversity of walks through such glorious trees. Something that impressed us was...More

Thank Spitman
Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again in future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit in hot October sunshine!! Lots of walks and plenty of seating. Good for dog walkers, we did see some dog dirt which was a shame. Grassy walking and levels footpathsMore

Thank Hollyhare
Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning, Thank you for sharing your visit experience with us, we are always keen to hear what people think about the arboretum. Regarding the dog mess, we do our best to ensure lawns and paths are kept in the best, cleanest possible condition, but...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner, son and I met my sister and brother-in-law here for a walk on Sunday. The plan was to have a quick sandwich then have a nice stroll, but the cafe was very busy (fair enough, we rocked up at lunch time) so we...More

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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning Meghan, Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to hear of your less-than-excellent experience at the arboretum. We do our best to ensure that our food and cakes are of the highest standard, and are made using fresh locally-sourced ingredients; I am...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is part of the Castle Howard Estate, but has separate car park and entrance. Super restaurant/cafe. We followed the tree guide we were given and found most trees. Some of the trees have lost labels (curse of all Arboretum’s) and the grass was long...More

Thank Coralie R
Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We try our best to make sure all trees are labelled, but as we are sure you understand, the weather can often take its toll on these; our gardeners and volunteers check regularly to make sure these are kept...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visiting the extended cafe for lunch we were in for a major disappointment. Lack lustre menu, bored staff & abysmal food....has it changed since I last visited?? We ordered the 'breakfast style' filled rolls & were presented with the cheapest, most tasteless & chewy buns...More

Thank Moorlandlass
Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear that your experience in the cafe was less than satisfactory. We would have been happy to refund you, or cook you something else, if you had brought your concerns to our attention during your visit. We pride ourselves on...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Our family of mixed ages were really dissapointed with our visit here last week. The play area for children was really dissapointing and just some logs in the ground which were nothing special, if you are expecting an adventure playground this is not the place...More

Thank Natalie S
Marketing M, Admin & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Good afternoon Natalie, We are sorry to hear about your visit, and that the arboretum did not live up to your expectations. We try to cater for a range of visitors at the arboretum from walking and outdoor enthusiasts to plant and tree experts; we...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely grounds with lots of walks amongst the trees, cafe is awesome and mini beast trail was excellent, up close and personal to the little beasties, good day out

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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your comment Tim, we are glad you enjoyed your day. We will no doubt revisit our mini beasts in the future. We look forward to welcoming you again. The Yorkshire Arboretum

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Never knew about this place. Huge place to wander around with helpful staff and a lovely cafe. Lakeside walk being developed too.

Thank Alana M
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What’s the ticket price for arboretum
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We have gluten free brownies,cakes, date and oat slice etc. We also have gluten free bread and scones and all our soups are free too, so most things on the menu can be adapted! Chloe @ The Arboretum Cafe
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