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Yorkshire is home to dozens of National Trust sites and three of the best lie within the Harrogate District area itself, so bring your membership card when you visit and get the most from your stay.

National Trust membership is a gateway to the gems of any area you visit and a great way to support the preservation of our cultural and natural treasures in the UK.

Beningbrough - National Trust
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Beningbrough - National Trust

The National Trust cared for Beningbrough, on the outskirts of Harrogate, with its eight acres of gardens, historic rooms...

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

Surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site has a lot to offer for a thoroughly enjoyable...

Brimham Rocks
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Pateley Bridge
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Brimham Rocks

The Wonder of Nidderdale: Brimham Rocks is an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, sculpted over centuries...


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Don't forget to bring your card!

The National Trust looks after hundreds of historic buildings, but often less well known they also safeguard hundreds of acres of land to be enjoyed by and protected for all. When you visit a National Trust site you can explore, discover and experience our nation's finest wonders in your own way.

The World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal combines the remains of a 12th century Cistercian monastery with landscaped water gardens and follies that have been deemed of global value and importance.  Around the gardens is the deer park where herds of three different breeds of deer live, and a number of beautiful walks that combine the manmade and natural landscapes.

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Beningbrough Hall is a Georgian stately home in grounds on the banks of the River Ouse. The hall features extensive gardens with a traditional walled kitchen garden, produce from which is used in the Walled Garden Restaurant.

From man-made wonders to those that are naturally occurring – Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale is the product of millions of years. This geological phenomenon has been formed by the slowly shifting glaciers of successive ice ages and then shaped by hundreds of thousands of years of wind, rain and sand.

The shapes and formations which can be found will tease the imagination and since Victorian times, have given rise to a number of nicknames inspired by what the rocks resemble.

On a longer stay you should keep your National Trust membership card handy when you travel further afield. The Trust cares for two properties in the city of York, Treasurer's House and Goddards, each with its own distinctive story and just a short train journey from Harrogate or Knaresborough.

The National Trust also cares for other natural landmarks in the Yorkshire Dales, including the iconic Malham Tarn and its surrounding landscape, the 17th century Nunnington Hall – a beautiful manor house with an organic walled garden and wildflower meadows, and the stunning landscape around Buckden, in Upper Wharfedale.

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