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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

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Address: | The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
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Burnby Hall Gardens is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on the...

Burnby Hall Gardens is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Wolds.The Gardens are spread over 8 acres and include 2 lakes which hold a National Collection of Hardy Water Liles and gigantic Koi Carp which can be handfed.It contains many ornamental gardens and formal bedding areas including a Victorian Garden, a Secret Garden, a Rockery and Stumpery.The Stewart Museum contains artefacts from all over the world brought back to Pocklington by Major Percy Stewart, a keen traveller and adventurer.On his death in 1962 the Major bequeathed the Gardens in trust for the benefit of the people of Pocklington.The Gardens also has a playarea for children, a tea room serving light meals and snacks and a beautiful book and gift shop.The Gardens (with the exception of the Rockery) is fully accessible to wheelchairs and prams and has received an award from Age Concern for its facilities for disabled people.

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An amazing place

This a gem, a beautiful, well maintained gardens with a large lake full of large fish. There is space, seating, flowered areas, wooded areas. Truely relaxing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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bridlington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

£14.00 + admission fee in March to walk around a small empty lake and look at virtually empty flower beds. we were in and out in 30 minutes. These gardens may be beautiful in summer but charging full price in mid March is a rip off. I've been round beautiful municipal parks (free of charge) that were bigger and better... More 

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Thank lynnenichols
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a gem, a beautiful, well maintained gardens with a large lake full of large fish. There is space, seating, flowered areas, wooded areas. Truely relaxing.

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Thank Shirley K
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It will be hard to beat Burnby Hall Gardens for a day out, whether you are an adult or a kid. You get lakes (fish), gardens (plants), a museum, a coffee shop, and more, all on one site. Often there is live entertainment such as brass bands, thrown in. That is on top of the biggest collection of water lilies... More 

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Thank stephanstahl
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Up till the 18th March it's free entry, a small donation if you want. Lovely walk around the ponds, very quiet. Fish are amazing, little places to sit quietly and take in the view. Cafe was lovely, food really nice. Museum good, but you have to take into account, the owner was an adventurer and hunter, which was more accepted... More 

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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had just found out that up to 16 March entrance to the garden was free during the week. It had been many years since I was last there so went with a friend to the cafe and museum. The museum is small but very informative. The cafe was busy but the food was good. Because of the time of... More 

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Thank YorkBonBon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lovely walk round the gardens beautiful crocus everywhere fish jumping in the water heather wonderful . Went to cafe for snack and coffee very enjoyable served by a very pleasant young man. A really lovely place to visit in winter as well as summer.

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Thank 52saint
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a nice little wander round the gardens all was good until we entered the museum what that horrible man used to do was disgraceful

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a little treasure this is, right in the heart of Pocklington. Great for a walk, enjoy the variety and scope of the plants and trees in the garden, and the peace and quiet. If you're in Pocklington this is well worth a visit.

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Thank Bob P
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk lots to see and great for kids if they want to feed the fish. Doesn't cost during the week - a small donation is a nice touch for them though.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited one wet day in February and although much of the garden dormant a pleasant stroll around the lakes. Bargain at £2.50 winter rate. Museum fascinating and worth the visit, as well as an insight to tourist travels of an earlier age. Staff in the entrance shop very friendly. Cafe okay but not the best of coffee.

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