North Yorkshire’s Castles & Culture

Historic Landmarks & a Rich History

Castle Howard is Yorkshire’s No.1 stunningly beautiful historic house and grounds. In 1981 and again in 2008 it was the backdrop to the filming of Evelyn Waugh’s novel ‘Brideshead Revisited’.

Bring your National Trust cards with you and take a tour around Nunnington Hall, Beningborough Hall, Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Terrace. English Heritage cards gets you into Rievaulx Abbey and Whitby Abbey – Watch out for Dracula!

We adore visiting Ryedale Folk Museum set in 6 acres in Hutton le Hole, arguably the prettiest village in Yorkshire.

The Heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway steams through this stunning countryside from Pickering to Whitby via Grosmont and Goathland aka Hogwarts station, a treat for all ages.

Just up the road from us at the Moors National Park Centre in Danby you will find the ‘Inspired by’ Gallery. An art gallery that showcases work by artists and makers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Alan Ayckbourn is still very much at the heart of the attractive Artdeco Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, always such a treat to take in an afternoon or evening performance.

A day in historic York is the icing on the cake for us.

Daffodils in Farndale
Farndale's River Dove banks awash with wild daffodils

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