Goddards House and Garden
YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Discover the cherished family home of Noel Goddard Terry, owner of the famous chocolate-making firm Terry’s of York. The house was designed by architect Walter Brierley in the Arts and Crafts style and is complemented by four acres of gardens, designed by George Dillistone. The house has selected rooms displayed to give glimpses into the family home and working chocolate factory. The garden includes yew-hedged garden rooms, bowling green, wilderness gardens and plants for every season; it is also an oasis for wildlife, and the house is used as regional offices for the National Trust in Yorkshire. Lunch is served in the Terry's dining room, coffee or afternoon tea is served in the drawing room, or you could have a slice of chocolate orange cake on the terrace, while enjoying views of the arts and crafts garden.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Grounds partly accessible, some steep slopes and cobbled uneven paths
- Facilities: Disabled parking must be booked in advance
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Mar-4 Nov, Wed-Sun 10.30-5; 10 Nov-16 Dec, Fri-Sun 10.30-4. Also open spring and summer BHs
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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