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Fourteen hidden stately homes in Yorkshire you might not know you can visit

For every Castle Howard and Harewood House, Yorkshire has several smaller, but equally fascinating, stately homes.

Here are 14 historic houses that are open to the public - some on a limited basis - that are worth a visit.

Another National Trust property, the 17th-century hall was the seat of the Graham family, Viscounts Preston, and later passed to the Rutsons. Visitors can tour the house, walled gardens and orchards.

1. Nunnington Hall, Ryedale

Another National Trust property, the 17th-century hall was the seat of the Graham family, Viscounts Preston, and later passed to the Rutsons. Visitors can tour the house, walled gardens and orchards.
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This 1920s Arts & Crafts mansion was the home of the Terry's chocolate manufacturing family. Now owned by the National Trust, there's a museum, croquet lawn, grass tennis court and stunning gardens.

2. Goddards House, York

This 1920s Arts & Crafts mansion was the home of the Terry's chocolate manufacturing family. Now owned by the National Trust, there's a museum, croquet lawn, grass tennis court and stunning gardens.
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A Jacobean mansion that has been home to several families over the centuries. Now open as a museum and owned by a charitable trust. There's a walled kitchen garden and lake, as well as a tearoom and play area.

3. Kiplin Hall, Richmond

A Jacobean mansion that has been home to several families over the centuries. Now open as a museum and owned by a charitable trust. There's a walled kitchen garden and lake, as well as a tearoom and play area.
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Although the mansion is owned by a charity and not open to the public, the gardens, which include a Victorian conservatory and a ruined castle folly, have just re-opened after a two-year restoration by the National Trust

4. Wentworth Castle, Barnsley

Although the mansion is owned by a charity and not open to the public, the gardens, which include a Victorian conservatory and a ruined castle folly, have just re-opened after a two-year restoration by the National Trust
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