Ampleforth Hospitality

21 April 2018

Local Information

Helmsley Tourist Information: 01439 770173

Thirsk Tourist Information: 0871 7161924

Pickering Tourist Information 01751 473791


Within 10 miles

·        Yorkshire Lavender (Farm, Gardens, Nursery, Shop, Tea Room and Visitor Centre) – (01653 648008) - 

·        Newburgh Priory (Augustinian ruins) – (01347-868372) -

·        Robert Thompson workshops (“The Mouseman”) at Kilburn – (01347-868218)     

·        The White Horse at Kilburn

·        Sutton Bank & Gormire Lake. (01845 597426)  –

·        Yorkshire Gliding Club –

·        Rievaulx Abbey (Cistercian ruins) 18th century temples and terrace created some 300 years ago by Thomas Duncombe (01439-798340) –

·        Byland Abbey founded in 1177.  Cisterician ruins which stands in its own wide and beautiful valley.

·        Helmsley – attractive market town – castle – open air swimming pool  -

         Duncombe Park and walled garden on the outskirts of Helmsley – (01439- 771115) 

·        Kirkdale Minster

·        Nunnington Hall –  A 17th Century Manor House steeped in history on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors (01439-748283)

·        Shandy Hall, Coxwold – Early 15th century house surrounded by 2 acres of garden. Now houses the world’s foremost collection of Sterne novels, plus contemporary prints and paintings illustrating his work.


Within 20 miles:

·        Hutton-le-Hole is an attractive village  and is the home of Yorkshire’s leading open air museum. Elizabethan manor house with over 4000 years of history from Neolithic axes and Saxon dragons to traditional crafts and local industries.

·        Lastingham – St Mary’s is an ancient crypt church built in 1078 on the site of the Celtic Monastery of St Cedd and St Chad.

·        Roman Road on Wheeldale Moor

·        Pickering – Market town and Castle.

·        North Yorkshire Moors Railway running from Pickering to Grosmont– (01751-472508)–

·        Flamingoland – Theme Park & Zoo – (01653-668287)

·        Castle Howard – Stately home, Gardens & Lakes – (01653-648444)

·        Kirkham Priory (Augustinian ruins) – (01653-618768) Just 5miles south west of Malton

·        North Yorkshire Moors – fine walking, Bilsdale, Farndale, Rosedale

·        Sion Hill Hall, Award winning Lutyens style Edwardian country mansion designed by Brierley of York (01845-587206)

·        Falconry UK Ltd (Bird of Prey & Conservation Centre) in the picturesque grounds of Sion Hill Hall at Kirby Wiske (01845 587522)

·        Beningbrough Hall – A Georgian Hall with over 100 portraits from the National Gallery & Gardens near York (01904-470666)


Within 30 miles: -

         York Tourist Information Centre: 01904 621756

         York – Castle Museum, Railway Museum, Jorvic Viking Centre, Art Gallery, Roman City Walls, River Trips, Race Course, Treasurer’s House, Clifford’s Tower 

·        Mount Grace Priory  - Peace and tranquility surround the ruins of this  Carthusian Priory. Off A19 nr Osmotherly. Managed by English Heritage and free access to National Trust members.12 miles north of Thirsk on A19 - (01609-883494)  -

·        Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal near Ripon –  Explore 800 years of history in  a beautiful landscape . The most complete remains of a Cisterician abbey in Britain – just 3 miles from Ripon (01765-608888)


Within 60 miles:

      Scarborough Tourist Information: 01723 373333

      Harrogate Tourist Information: 01423 537300

      Scarborough; Millenium Centre, Sea Life Centre, Water Splash Park, Castle

·     Lightwater Valley Theme Park – Set in 175 acres in a part of Yorkshire renowned for its scenic beauty. Only 3 miles from Ripon (01765-635321) –

·        Yorkshire Dales – stunning!

·        Cleveland Coast; Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes, Runswick Bay

·        Bridlington – Filey – Flamborough Head Cliffs

·        Hornsea; Pottery, Zoo – Hornsea Museum evokes the 19th century village way of life  (01964-533443) –

·        Brodsworth Hall & Gardens near Doncaster:

·        Nostell Priory nr Wakefield – Closed during 2000 for conversation work – limited programme (01924-863892)

·        Temple Newsam House nr Leeds. Large Tudor/Jacobean country house which was the birthplace of Lord Darnley – the short lived husband of Mary Queen of Scots and now houses a world famous collection of English art, furniture and paintings –

·        Lotherton Hall nr Leeds – Victorian Country house formerly the home of the Gascoigne family and now houses a fine collection of 19th oriental art and fashion. Delightful Edwardian gardens

·        Oakwell Hall Country Park, Birstall, Batley  – A slice of 17th century England set in 100 acres of Yorkshire countryside with an Elizabethan manor house, with its Civil War and Bronte connections, is now furnished as the Batt family home of the 1690’s.


·        Kirkstall Abbey

·        East Riddlesden Hall nr Keighley – A delightful house owned and remodelled during the 1600’s by James Murgatroyd of Halifax. (01535-607075)

·        Harewood House nr Leeds, designed by John Carr in 1759 and now the home of the Earl and Countess of Harewood. 5 miles from A1 Wetherby

·        Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens, Harrogate

·        Ripley Castle, Harrogate

·        Middleham Castle

·        Bolton Castle –  

·        Constable Burton Gardens, Leyburn –

·        Richmond Castle

·        Skipton Castle

·        Sledmere House

·        Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Bridlington

·        Wilberforce House, Kingston upon Hull