A long sweeping drive leads to this delightful Georgian house situated in 100 acres of parkland…
This splendid Queen Anne mansion was built by Robert Benson to the west of Tadcaster, and is the home of his descendants. The landscape remains virtually unchanged from that time, and there’s a garden with ornamental ponds, cascades, temples and avenues. However, you’re most likely to visit for a festival – The Leeds Rock Festival fills the park in August, and Bramham International Horse Trials take place here in June.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Ramps & lift in house
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open weekdays by appointment only 10-4. Closed weekends & 21 May-17 Jun & 23 July-24 Sep
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About the area
Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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