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In September 2008 HISTORIC HOUSE HOTELS LTD and all its interests in MIDDLETHORPE HALL and the other two Historic House Hotels, HARTWELL HOUSE and BODYSGALLEN HALL, became the property of the  NATIONAL TRUST, by donation, with all profits henceforward benefiting the houses and the charity.

Yorkshire is famed for its acres of green fields, drystone walls and moorland heaths - a haven for walkers, a home to wildlife.  National Trust was founded in 1895, to look after places of historic interest or natural beauty permanently for the benefit of the nation across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Independent of Government, it is dependent on the support of its members, visitors, volunteers, partners and benefactors.

Responsible for historic buildings dating from the Middle Ages to modern times, ancient monuments, gardens, landscape parks and farmland leased to over 1000 tenant farmers.  National Trust has the unique statutory power to declare land inalienable.  Such land cannot be voluntarily sold, mortgaged or compulsorily purchased against the Trust’s wishes without special parliamentary procedure.  This special power therefore means that protection by the Trust is for ever.

You can now stay in a National Trust house at Middlethorpe Hall, one of the Historic House Hotels of the National Trust, and visit wonderful National Trust properties in North Yorkshire.  Spending money at Middlethorpe Hall, not only ensures this beautiful property is kept maintained, but all profits benefit the Trust.

Beningborough Hall & Gardens


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Gardens


Image  Goddards Garden

Image  Nostell Priory & Parkland

Image  Nunnington Hall

Image  Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Treasurer’s House