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“Beautiful arts and crafts house”

Goddards House and Garden
Ranked #22 of 216 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Home of the Terry family of chocolate orange fame, this is a hands on National Trust house where you are encouraged to touch and sit and feel at home. It must have been a really comfortable family home in its day.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Took the number 4 bus from outside the train station, there is a bus station outside the Marriott Hotel and Goddard's is a couple of doors down so super easy.
The house and gardens are gorgeous and lots of information about the Terry family around the house. The chocolate orange fudge cake is the most gorgeous treat!
Great couple of hours spent here on a drizzly day, plan to go back in the sunshine!

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

If you're coming north up the A1036 into York through Dringhouses, don't expect any signage to help you until you drive right past and have to turn round at the Mariott Hotel.
But as soon as you drive through the gatehouse, you'll find it well worth the bother of trying to find it. It's no great, ostentatious pile designed to impress or overawe, but a homely house you could easily imagine yourself living in. It's no museum to the famous chocolatier family the Terrys, but each room has informative exhibits visitors of all ages can interact with, and the guides are helpful and knowledgeable. The gardens, too, which back on to the racecourse, are well worth exploring, and you can get a nice lunch or a light bite and a drink. In good weather, you could stretch a visit to last you the whole day.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Like most national trust places great for a day out no matter what age you are. The guides here really know their jobs and are very informative indeed. Well done to one and all.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A hidden gem and a lovely warm house to view. It's encouraged to touch and read exhibits, sit on chairs etc even drink a sherry. Be lovely have other room open 8e kitchen and attic etc

Thank Saxon666
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