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“A real gem!”

Goddards House and Garden
Ranked #21 of 165 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Take a bus from the railway station. A beautiful Arts and Crafts house, owned by the Terry family (Chocolate Orange fame). Stunning gardens and beautiful interiors. Lovely restaurant on terrace or inside with delicious homemade food.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kay B
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Although it's local to us this was our first visit. The house itself feels like a family home, and indeed you can read books and sip sherry (donation requested) in the family living room. There are regular small special exhibitions plus some permanent information about the Terry's factory. We enjoyed a scone and a drink in the tea room and an interesting walk round the extensive gardens

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

My favourite N T property as it is so relaxed, hands on and visitor friendly. Excellent cafe, we ate outside on the terrace overlooking the fabulous gardens.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary6839
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on Goddard’s whilst stood across the road waiting for a bus into the city. Built in the 1920’s for the Terry family of the Terry’s chocolate company and is very much a family home. The information cards are memories of Betty, daughter of the owner at the time including how it felt at the announcement of war and the impact it had on the family some who of course were conscripted . A hands on home where you are allowed to take a seat and play some of the games e.g bagatelle. A stroll around the gardens includes clock golf, tennis and croquet which you can try or simply walk around the gardens which are beautiful. The cafe included chocolate orange fudge cake which is a must in the home of the Terry family. National Trust owned and brought to life by knowledgable guides

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pauls077
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely place to visit. If going in June/July watch out for the flowers on the Tulip tree near the entrance door. Homely place for a chocolate factory owner.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christine W
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