Allerton Castle

Important Gothic mansion off the Great North Road.

Allerton Park, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SE

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire
Free for members
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Allerton Castle is one of England’s most elegant and illustrious gothic revival stately homes.

Allerton Castle is a beautifully preserved relic of the early modern aristocracy and a stunning venue for weddings and events as well as a dramatic TV and film location.

Built by the premier Baron of England, Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton in the 1840s, this stately home is steeped in history.

Enter into its time capsule for an insight into by-gone eras, and be enchanted by the ambiance of a castle once owned by Prince Frederick (the ‘Grand Old Duke of York’ and brother to King George IV) in the 18th century.

The estate is open to the public from Easter until the end of October for guided tours and is available year-round to hire for your special day or private event.

Opening Times


Tours on Wednesdays from Easter t0 mid October 2022.
First Tour: 11.45pm
Second Tour: 12.45pm

11.45am only on 1 June; 22 June; 7 September.
18 May and 15 October cancelled.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free (special tours charged).

Price: £13.50, including tea and coffee.

Group Visits

If you have a group of 12 or more visitors, you can arrange for a morning or afternoon tour on many dates throughout the year, although our preference is for a Tuesday.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Allerton Park, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SE

Between Harrogate and York on the A59, half a mile from jct 47 of the A1.
From the A1M jct 47 exit, drive towards York then take an immediate left turn towards the A168. Turn right towards Boroughbridge and drive along the estate wall for almost half a mile. Turn right through the gateway marked Allerton Castle. Continue along the driveway towards Allerton Castle and follow the signs for parking.

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In the year 1786 the Allerton Park estate was bought by HRH Prince Frederick Augustus the Duke of York and Albany (The Grand Old Duke of York).

Local folklore suggests the nursery rhyme ‘The Grand Old Duke of York, he had 10,000 men …’ emanates from the construction of the Temple of Victory set atop a hill on the estate.

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