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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.


Wednesday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons, Easter to 31 October.

Guided tours from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

In addition to our normal opening times Allerton Castle is open to visitors for special tours, to include the second floor bedchambers and suites not usually open to the public, together with full afternoon tea on the following dates:

Sunday 29th April 2018
Tuesday 14th August 2018 
Sunday 21st October 2018.

The cost is £28 per person or £21 for members of Historic Houses.

Find Us
Find us

Between Harrogate and York on the A59, half a mile from jct 47 of the A1.



  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free, charge for special tours.

Adult: £9 
Concession: £8
Children (5-15 years): £4

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
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.

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Fun Facts

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.

Inside the Great Hall


Create a day to remember in our enchanting castle.

Welcoming up to 120 guests for your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 200 for your evening reception, Allerton Castle lets you take advantage of its luxurious and unique indoor and outdoor spaces.

From the breathtaking first appearance of the bride on the Great Hall staircase as the civil ceremony begins, through to signing the wedding register, you could not ask for a more romantic start to married life.

After drinks and canapés in the Memorial Garden, return inside to the spectacular vaulted Ballroom for your wedding breakfast, speeches and cutting of the wedding cake.

The Ballroom is an opulent space with ornate high ceilings and chandeliers illuminating the tables below laid out with floral centerpieces and candelabra to your own personal specifications.

The Great Hall is then transformed into your evening party venue with dimmed lighting and your personally chosen band or DJ, ready for your first dance as husband and wife before partying the night away under the extraordinary hammer beam ceiling.

The Palace Suite is a luxurious setting for your wedding night, whilst the Tudor Bedrooms are ideal for close relatives.


  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Present a lasting impression of your brand in the grand, gothic architecture of this Grade 1 listed stately home.

Set in open parkland, Allerton Castle makes a majestic setting for conferences, training sessions, banquets, awards ceremonies, parties and away days.

Give your corporate or private event a sense of majesty by hosting at Allerton Castle. The grand architecture and sweeping grounds of this stately home are guaranteed to impress your guests whilst setting the scene for an enchanting and memorable event.

From exclusive product launches to glittering formal dinners, photo shoots and training days to engagement photo shoots and birthday parties; the castle can accommodate events for every occasion.

Host your event outdoors in the picturesque Memorial Garden, enjoy private dining in the Ballroom, or wow corporate clients in The Great Hall; our venue offers plenty of scope to create the perfect ambience.

The Dining Room is a fabulous choice for a special dining experience; seating up to 22 guests. This room is considered one of the finest carved rooms in England with its oak walls and ceiling with stained glass windows and an impressive carved marble fireplace.

Our prestigious catering teams can tailor food and drink to your requirements, including buffets, formal dinners, cocktails and more.

Presented with care and professionalism, our staff will ensure that every element of your corporate event delivers on your expectations. Located only half a mile from the A1 at the crossroads between York and Harrogate with plenty of free parking.


  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities

Filming Opportunities

We welcome requests for filming.

Allerton Castle is the perfect set for filming opportunities and our castle and grounds have been the location for many film and television productions.

With so many spaces and rooms to choose from including the imposing oak lined Great Hall with its grand Staircase and the spacious Dining Room, or the blue and white vaulted Ballroom; the ornate setting of the Drawing Room; the cozy Library; the light and airy Conservatory or venture outside to the imposing scene of the towering castle itself.

We’d be more than happy to advise on the best location for your requirements if you need a little help deciding.

Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, yet only half a mile from the A1 motorway, this charming location offers plenty of backdrops to help you make an impact.