Have a hoot of a time on Beningbrough’s hidden owl trail

Wise owls at Beningbrough Hall… Photographs: National Trust

A walk around Beningbrough this autumn and winter will bring something a little different.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, Beningbrough, York YO30 1DD

Oct 21 2017-Feb 15 2018

£3.40-£7.50

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Stroll the wonderful seven acres of gardens and look out for a captivating collection of original sculptures inspired by the magnificent owls of the British Isles.

In Britain there are five native species of owl, three of which have set-up home on the Beningbrough estate.

With tawny owls, little owls and barn owls all residents of the land Beningbrough cares for. So as the nights drawn in, head to Beningbrough and celebrate this nocturnal beauty with an outdoors air art trail on open days from 21 October 2017 – 25 February 2018.

Hidden in unexpected places

Explore Beningbrough’s gardens and grounds to discover the series of 15 sculptures with an intriguing sound installation. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy award winning artists’ work displayed simply, in harmony with nature.

With traditional bronze cast sculptures through to wood carvings, creations in felt and sculptures crafted from recycled materials of plane parts and tyres.

The variety of materials used along with the artists’ different interpretations of this curious night time dweller is testament to the enduring mystery that follows this majestic creature.

Indoor art exhibition

There will also be a complementary exhibition inside with photographic, pen and ink work as well as paintings, skulls and a puppet – certainly worth a visit during those winter weekends.
The exhibition includes 24 artworks by 14 artists and runs during open days from 14 January – 25 February 2018

Family owl trail

A wise owl on the Beningbrough trail

While enjoying the sculptures on the art trail, from children can pick up their own owl mask with map from reception and follow the new family owl trail around the gardens.