Goddards House and Garden
Chocolate lovers (and fans of Arts and Crafts homes) will relish a quiet afternoon strolling the rooms and gardens of Goddards. Exploring independently is straightforward for York-based travelers. If you’re planning to visit other popular York attractions as well as Goddards, you can save money by purchasing a city pass.
Things to Know Before You Go
Steep slopes and uneven ground may make Goddards challenging for travelers with mobility issues.
Admission to Goddards House and Garden is included in some city pass bundles.
How to Get There
About 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the York city center, Goddards is easily reached on foot. To travel by public transit, take the number 4 or 12 bus leaving from the York railway station, and get off at the Marriott Hotel—Goddards is next door.
When to Get There
Goddards closes during winter for an annual conservation clean, typically reopening in spring. The best time to visit is in summer, when the five acres of manicured garden rooms are ideal for picnicking.
York’s Chocolate Highlights
A must-visit for chocolate fans, York offers a plethora of chocolate-themed attractions. Find out the city’s chocolate backstory at York’s Chocolate Story, and check out replicas of historical chocolate shops at the York Castle Museum. Or, take a guided tour of a real-life chocolate workshop at York Cocoa Works. City passes grant admission to some of these places.