Duncombe Park, Helmsley

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire YO62 5EB

The sweeping grass terraces, towering veteran trees and classical temples are described by historian Christopher Hussey as 'perhaps the most spectacularly beautiful among English landscape conceptions of the 18th century'. Beside superb views over the Rye Valley, visitors will discover woodland walks (including the Yew tunnel), ornamental parterres and a secret garden at the Orangery. The garden and surrounding 255 acre parkland are designated a National Nature Reserve for the rare insects and fungi that thrive on the drying limbs of ancient trees.

Opening Arrangements

Gardens Sun-Fri every week, Mondays 10th Apr - Thursday 31st Aug, closed 16th and 18th June, and 2nd July 2023. 10.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm).

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £5
  • Child: £3

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