Places to Visit & Events
The attraction of this part of Yorkshire lies not only in its beautiful countryside but also in its wealth of places to visit and range of recreational facilities.
There are 554 square miles of The North York Moors National Park to explore. Within an hour's drive is the Yorkshire coast at Scarborough and to the south is the historic city of York. To the west are the Yorkshire Dales and further north lies Teesdale.
Close to Ampleforth are world famous historic houses, abbeys, castles and craft workshops as well as opportunities for golf, riding and pony trekking, swimming, gliding, fishing and walking.
Some of the places to put on your "Where To Go" list will be:
- Abbeys of Rievaulx, Byland, Fountains and Whitby
- Castles at Helmsley, Pickering, Richmond and Scarborough
- Statley Homes and Historic Houses of Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Newby Hall, Newburgh Priory and the National Trust Properties of Nunnington Hall, Beningbrough Hall and Rievaulx Terraces and Temples
- Cathedrals at York and Ripon
- Museums of Ryedale Folk (Hutton le Hole), Beck Isle (Pickering), Mouseman (Kilburn), James Herriot (Thirsk), Eden Camp (Malton) and many more in York including the National Railway
- NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS STEAM RAILWAY (Pickering to Grosmont)
- MINIATURE MODEL RAILWAY at Gilling East
- Fun Parks at Flamingo Land Zoo and Lightwater Valley
- Family Walks and Long Distance Paths such as the Cleveland Way and Ebor Way
- Lavender Farms at Terrington and the Wolds
- Walled Garden at Helmsley and Scampston
- Farm Animals at Monks Farm (near Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe)
- DALBY FOREST DRIVE (near Thornton le Dale) and GO APE
- EASINGWOLD MAIZE MAZE