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Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard YO60 7BY, England
+44 1653 648598
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Just very green ....

Disappointing, expected more to see but guess we missed the flowering shrub season. One main gravel... read more

Reviewed today
Yorklancs2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Just a walk in the trees!

Fortunately we purchased a groupon for our visit and had entry for half price. I would have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stumblebum47
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Driffield, 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 wildflower meadows and large numbers of spring- and early summer-flowering bulbs. Wander off by yourself to explore or join one of our free weekly guided tours (details on our website). The Woodland Playground is fantastic fun for little ones while our events programme of gardening visits and lectures, children's holiday activities, flora and fauna special interest events, craft workshops and outdoor activities ensures there's always something to do and see here. There's also a tea-room serving delicious, seasonal, home-cooked food, and a variety of souvenirs and gifts are available in the Arboretum Shop.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (9 reviews)
“kew gardens” (3 reviews)
“nature lovers” (3 reviews)
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Castle Howard YO60 7BY, England
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+44 1653 648598
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Reviewed today via mobile

Disappointing, expected more to see but guess we missed the flowering shrub season. One main gravel path with mowed grass pathways between the trees and meadow verge areas. Saw one grey squirrel and a butterfly. The map provided does not equate easily to the grounds,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fortunately we purchased a groupon for our visit and had entry for half price. I would have been very disappointed if I had paid the full price for what is after all a walk in the trees! Not very well sign posted. It took us...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a two hour wander of this beautiful place. Stout footwear and forget the buggy unless three wheeled but there is the most amazing space to get lost in ! Wonderful trees, amazing bird wildlife, bees & rhododendrons to amaze. This is not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited on a lovely spring day when the trees were in leaf and the azaleas in bloom. It's a great place to stroll around with lots of benches to rest and have a picnic. The cafe has a nice terrace with good views...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

What a wonderful place. Wide open spaces, peace and tranquility. Although it was a bank holiday Monday and there were many visitors, it is so large that you could walk substantial distances and not see another person. It is the perfect place for a walk...More

Thank Jill K
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the Yorkshire Arboretum April 17th. My mum recently passed away and this would have been her 78th Birthday. She loved nature and outdoors so wanted to do something peaceful and to remember her fondly. This day turned out to be the perfect...More

1  Thank Maxine W
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

What a wonderful find wish that I had come before. Turn left at monument to Castle Howard and the hidden gem is there to discover. The staff were so friendly. The cafe was very comfortable and excellent service. Car parking super. Very dog friendly and...More

Thank Menumore
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Bitterly cold but worth a visit. Did the long walk around this beautiful place. Will visit in Autumn but even the bare trees coming into bud were beautiful. Wonderful collection of trees. The betulas and pines were stunning. Great little cafe with gluten free cake...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Yorkshire Arboretum in the summer. It was lovely to see so many unusual trees and how well the grounds were kept. A good place for a picnic.

Thank grssal
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We have visited in Autumn and Summer, and hope to go in Spring. A lovely day out, peaceful, beautiful scenery,well maintained but wear your wellies. The cafe is good, but the homemade soup with artisan bread or scone was spoiled as they only had sliced...More

Thank cathy669
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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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