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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 from Easter to 31 October for guided tours only.

Open 12.15pm. Tours start 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30 and 3.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

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



  • Free
Parking is available and is free for Historic Houses members when visiting the property for 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