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Step into the ‘rooms’ of Goddards, once the residence of York’s famed Terry family – renowned for their delectable Chocolate Orange creation. This hidden gem offers a journey through its aromatic borders, a thriving wildlife haven, a productive vegetable garden, and an exquisite glasshouse. Visitors can bask in the warmth on the terrace or relax on a bench, savoring the picturesque views with a selection of takeaway treats.

From the orchard paddock, the iconic Terry factory clock tower is visible, symbolically connecting York’s chocolate legacy with the Terry family, spanning from their factory to this idyllic home.

Note: Goddards also serves as the regional office for the National Trust in Yorkshire.

The Gardens

  • Explore five acres of meticulously designed garden rooms, once the sanctuary of the Terry family.
  • Discover the formal terrace with its reflective pond, vibrant herbaceous borders, a wildlife-friendly pond, and a historical glasshouse, all set against the backdrop of the York racecourse.

Refreshment Kiosk

Enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages and light snacks from our terrace kiosk. Relax at tables overlooking the gardens or choose a garden bench for a leisurely refreshment experience. Please note, we accept card payments only.

Second-hand Book Sales

Browse through a variety of books in our sunlit room. Card donations for your chosen reads can be made at the admission till. We gratefully accept pre-loved books to replenish our collection. Thank you for your support.

The House

Goddards House is primarily a regional office for our charity and is not open to public visitors. This includes the car park, with exceptions made for visitors needing accessible parking. For alternative parking options, please refer to our Visitor Information.

Admission Details: Card payments only. Final entry at 3:30 pm.

  • Adult: £6.50
  • Child: £3.25
  • Family: £16.25


For detailed information on accessibility at Goddards, please visit our Accessibility Statement.


Goddards, 27 Tadcaster Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1GG
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