Days out in Yorkshire: Newby Hall

Newby Hall.
Newby Hall.
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There is still a couple of weeks left before this beautiful, award-winning visitor attraction closes for the season.

Now I don’t know what herbaceous borders are, but they do look gorgeous. They’re just one example of the beautifully landscaped gardens on offer for visitors.

Lose yourself for hours as you wind your way through the trees, hedges and themed gardens before sitting down to enjoy some incredibly fresh, locally-sourced food at their restaurant.

Musts include the ploughman’s salad – possibly one of the best I’ve encountered – and try the apple juice, made fresh from apples grown on site.

Kids are well catered for with two massive, high quality playgrounds which cover bases for the younger ones – featuring smaller equipment and a lovely clean sandpit – and the bigger ones, who can whizz along ziplines and go ape on huge swings.

There’s also a gentle, hand-operated boat ride around the lake which is very scenic, although can make your arms ache! I turned around halfway to the disappointment of my daughter. Sorry Liv.

For an extra £2 a head, you can ride their mini train which is really good way of seeing even more of the stunning gardens.

History lovers will enjoy the hour-long guided tours of the main house, steeped in history and tales from yesteryear.

To save money, it’s well worth investing in the season pass for multiple visits and lasts until the attraction closes on September 27.


Prices: Adult £14.40, children £11.40, season pass £24/£14.

Opening Times: Daily, 11am to 5pm

Address: Near Ripon, North Yorkshire

Car Parking: Free on-site

Attraction Website:

Telephone: 01423 322583

Sat Nav: HG4 5AJ

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