As boredom ensues, we’re all looking to the great outdoors to fulfil our days. And with a region full of beauty, we don’t have to look too far for something to do. With lockdown measures beginning to ease, the National Trust has re-opened a number of their Yorkshire sites, with more expected to gradually re-open as the country becomes safer.
Confirming the news to keen sightseers across the country, the National Trust has confirmed: “We’ve started opening some gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland, but through advance bookings only. We have to limit numbers to make sure that visitors and staff will be safe.
“Every Friday we release new tickets for the following week, so it’s worth checking back regularly. We’re also opening more gardens and parks every week and increasing the number of tickets available for those places that are already open.
“More than 200 coastal and countryside car parks are also open. For now, all houses remain closed, as do all places in Wales in line with Welsh government advice.”
Check out the full list of Yorkshire sites now open to the public:
- Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire
- Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
- East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire
- Nostell, West Yorkshire
- Wentworth Castle Gardens, South Yorkshire
- Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, nr Sheffield
- Yorkshire Dales
- Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
- Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens, North Yorkshire
- Bransdale, North Yorkshire
- Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire
- Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping, North Yorkshire
- Yorkshire Coast
Popular beauty spots around the country have seen hundreds flocking in a bid to find something to do during lockdown, with many institutions and trusts forced to implement ticketing processes to help manage demand. Visitors are also expected to socially distance while visiting any of the Trust’s sites, sticking the the government’s current two-metre rule at all times.
To find out more about each site that’s open and to book your tickets, head to the National Trust’s site here.
[Featured image: Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags/Flickr/Chris Combe/licensed under CC BY 2.0]
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