Things To Do

  • The Chocolate Factory, Thornton-le-Dale

Local Attractions

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Nestled in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole, the atmospheric buildings and collections tell a story about a rural way of life from the Iron Age to the 1950s.

York Minster

Not only an architecturally stunning building but also a place to learn about York through the centuries. The view from the top of the central tower is truly breathtaking.

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx

Easily accessible by car over the North York Moors. However as an alternative why not consider taking the North York Moors Railway from Pickering.

Ampleforth College and Abbey
White Horse at Sutton Bank
Visit the horse carved into the hill side and at the same time the nearby Gliding Club.

North Yorkshire Motor Museum

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington

The Great Outdoors

Situated at the foot of the North York Moors National Park, Howe End Cottage is ideally situated to make the most of Yorkshires stunning landscapes. The surrounding area is a mecca for walking and trekking.

Cycling in Dalby Forest Bike hire is available at this venue, a real treat for all the family. As well as the designated cycle routes around the forest, the location also provides many scenic walks as well as a ‘Go Ape’ adventure park. If you have time on your side why not take the opportunity of taking the Moors bus from Kirkbymoorside which gives everybody a better opportunity to appreciate the surrounding countryside?