Yorkshire stately home Mulgrave Castle near Whitby to hold annual open day for visitors

A privately-owned stately home near Whitby not usually open to the public is hosting its annual gardens tour this weekend.

The Marquess and Marchioness of Normanby are holding the open gardens event at Mulgrave Castle in aid of the war in Ukraine.

The gardens are open on Sunday July 10 from 10am-4pm and a range of activities have been organised.

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.

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The programme includes a classic car show, car boot sale, fundraising car wash at Lythe fire station, teas on the lawn, children's nature trail, clay pigeon shooting, woodland walks, fly fishing and cricket.

There will be food and drink stalls.

Parking is £2 per car or £10 for car boot sale participants.

Gardens entry is £5 for adults and free for under 16s.

The gardens will also open on July 24 from 1-5pm as part of Whitby Regatta.

Mulgrave Castle is the home of Constantine Phipps, the fifth Marquess. The estate is known for its shoot and has been leased in the past, with famous tenants included the last Maharajah of the Punjab in 1858 and supermodel Elle Macpherson in 2003.