The Garden Landscape Guide

Duncombe Park

An eighteenth century house (1717), with additions by Sir Charles Barry in 1843. Duncombe Park is well-known to garden historians for its serpentine terrace with fine views. It has an Ionic Temple, by Vanbrugh, at its north end and a Tuscan Temple at its south end. There is a Father Time sundial by van Nost. Barry's forecourt pavilions enclose Italianate nineteenth century parterres.

Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England, YO62 5EB

May to October. Sunday to Thursday. Open 11am to 5:30pm.

Adult House & Garden £7.25, Garden only £4.00

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