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Sutton Park

Sutton Park is a fine example of early Georgian architecture overlooking beautiful parkland. It was built in 1730 by Thomas Atkinson.

The House contains beautiful eighteenth century furniture and paintings mostly from Buckingham House, now Buckingham Palace, and an important collection of porcelain. There is magnificent plaster work by Cortese.

The award winning gardens surrounding the house feature herbaceous rose borders and rare, interesting plants laid out with great care over the past thirty five years. In the grounds are a Georgian Icehouse and woodland walks.

The woodland walk is a discovery trail around the grounds of Sutton Park. A map is provided showing the route around the Parkland, which was designed by Adam Mickle between 1780 and 1800 for the Reverend Goodricke. Mickle chose a naturalistic, informal style similar to that used by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the great 18th century landscape architect.

The grounds are notable for planted specimen trees from many parts of the world.

Minster Falconry now open in the Walled Garden.

General Information:

  • Car parking for cars and coaches

  • Hall unsuitable for wheelchairs

  • Buggy available for disabled visitors - please telephone in advance

  • Tea Room

  • Toilets facilities including disabled facilities

  • Guides

  • Children's playground including picnic area

  • Pets allowed only in the Woodland Area (not the garden)
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    B1363 York - Helmsley road 8 miles north of York

    Sutton Park Postcode for SatNav: YO61 1DP


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