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Yorkshire Arboretum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Winter Walk

I revisited here in Winter (having missed Autumn) with a small amount of snow still on the ground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yorkterrier01
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York, United Kingdom
Resent one persons review on dog dirt in the Arboretum!

As a member since 2001, and a regular dog walker,with 2 small dogs,and visiting 2-3 times a week.I... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
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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

I revisited here in Winter (having missed Autumn) with a small amount of snow still on the ground. It is a lovely peaceful place to visit

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marketing M, Communications Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thankfully we seem to have missed the majority of the bad weather this year. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. The Yorkshire Arboretum

Reviewed 19 November 2018

As a member since 2001, and a regular dog walker,with 2 small dogs,and visiting 2-3 times a week.I could not believe the person who wrote a review about ,dog waste! In 17 yrs ,I have come across dog waste on two occasions.I would say 99%...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We have been very lucky to visit the arboretum in a sunny autumn day so we could enjoy the autumn colors in all their glory. The place is just in front of Castle Howard, so the landscape is spectacular. There are several trails all of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Good morning Tirma, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the trails and found them accessible with a pram; in future we are looking at improving accessibility further, so we do hope you will come back and visit us again. Regarding...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

We spentt a lovely day strolling around the grounds, looking at the trees, their colours, and learning their names from the many signs and labels around. The peace and quiet, the beauty of Autumn colours of Beeches, Sorbus, Acers, Liquid Ambers, Larches were glorious even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Good morning, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the trail and that the signage gave you a bit of an insight into the variety of trees and plants we keep at the arboretum. Regarding the scones, they are a very...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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 26 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

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 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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 8 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marketing M, Marketing & Comms Assistant at Yorkshire Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

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

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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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