Around and about

There are just so many places of interest and visitor attractions in North Yorkshire it is impossible to mention them all, but below is just a brief selection;

  • York, Harrogate and Ripon all three are within easy reach by car and have many places of interest as well as shops, cafes and restaurants.
  • North Yorkshire Coast including Scarborough, Filey, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby
  • Helmsley and Pickering including Helmsley and Pickering Castles and the North York Moors Steam Railway
  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden near Ripon (National Trust)
  • Brimham Rocks located between Ripon and Patley Bridge (National Trust)
  • Rievaulx Abbey and Rievaulx Terrace (English Heritage and National Trust) located between Sutton Bank and Helmsley
  • Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Sutton Bank and Kilburn including the White Horse and the Mouseman’s workshop and gallery
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Thirsk, Ripon and York racecourses
  • Yorkshire Outdoors – off road driving experiences and clay pigeon shooting

And for the children:

Local Pubs and Restaurants

  • Dog and Gun Pub, local pub in Knayton offering good food and a warm welcome. Tel 01845 537368- booking in advance advised
  • The Wheatsheaf Inn, traditional 17th century village inn located in the nearby village of Borrowby, serving food on some evenings and Sunday lunch. Tel 01845 537274- booking advised
  • Old Oak Tree South Kilvington:  Tel 01845 523276, freehouse located in village of South Kilvington on the road into Thirsk serving wide menu of locally produced food- booking advised
  • Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk: Tel 01845 537369 lovely old pub with wonderful views from their terrace serving good locally produced food- booking advised.There are many other pubs and restaurants located in or around Thirsk and Northallerton which provide excellent food. We are happy to suggest alternatives to guests.