2b. Helmsley (2b) - Duncombe Park
Ryedale Views of Helmsley, Coxwold, Rievaulx, Kirkdale, Kirkbymoorside and surrounding area in North Yorkshire
Duncombe Park, home to
the Duncombe family, is one of Yorkshire’s fine historic house and
estate, and is located in Helmsley in the North York Moors National
Park. The Duncombe Park estate has over 450 acres of spectacular
gardens, parklands and a nature reserve. Within the grounds of Duncombe
Park is the National Centre for Birds of Prey. Duncombe Park hosts all
sorts of events e.g. Land Rover off-roading, dirtbike action, the
British Falconry Fair, Duncombe Park Country Fair, a farmyard party,
Duncombe Park Steam Fair and music concerts of the Ryedale Festival.
Duncombe Park's parklands include waymarked walks, discovery trails and
orienteering courses for all ages which explore the woodlands, river
valley, meadows, woodland skyline and commercial forestry. The gardens
of Duncombe Park include the great lawn and level terraces, temples, yew
tree walk, woodland walks and the scented 'secret garden' around the old
conservatory. There are fine views of the valley 180ft. below and the
distant moors. Duncombe Park hosts weddings, what a setting! in the18th
century landscaped gardens and surrounded by rolling parkland.
Sir Charles Duncombe bought the Helmsley Estate in 1689 and died in 1711. The estate fell to his married niece, whose husband, Thomas Brow, took the name Duncombe. Th house was probably designed by the amateur architect William Wakefield before 1711 but the original Duncombe Park house was definitely built by 1713. However, much of Duncombe Park house was destroyed by fire in 1879, but from 1895 was rebuilt to the original designs by William Young.
Walking through the woodland Duncombe Park
There are some lovely walks to do at Duncombe Park
A view of the 'Ionic Temple', on the estate of Duncombe Park. It is a completely open rotunda with a lead-covered dome.
Down by the River Rye in the parklands of Duncombe Park
Duncombe Park, more views of the 'Ionic Temple'
The National Centre for Birds of Prey' at Duncombe Park
Views of Helmsley Castle from the parkland of Duncombe Park
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