North Yorkshire History

Castles, Abbeys and Historic Houses are in abundance in
North Yorkshire.
Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage Site near Ripon, and is Yorkshire's finest Cistercian Abbey.  The abbey dates back to 1132 and you can imagine life of long ago as you stroll the elegant grounds with follies, temples and ornamental lakes and adjoining is Studley Royal Deer Park.



At nearly 1000 years old York Minster is one of Europe's finest cathedrals and the biggest medieval building of any kind in the country. The history and architecture of the ancient walled city is a must for all visitors. The Treasurer's House built in the early 17thC is open to the public during the summer months and hosts various exhibitions.




On the North Yorkshire Moors you will find the dramatic ruin of Whitby Abbey and its state of the art visitor centre, which will bring the history of Whitby alive.  Valley, and Byland Abbey with its medieval floor tiles and Jervaulx Abbey near Ripon guarantees a tranquil and atmospheric visit.

Castle Howard, the settling for Brideshead Revisited, is a magnificent 18th century house.  The sweeping grounds and beautiful rose gardens offer a delightful experience to all visitors.  The Sundial Garden was replanted in 1994 with 1,250 roses and the Venus Garden with 700 roses.

Kiplin Hall, Richmond is a Jacobean house built in 1620 and offers house tours, gardens and children's activities.  Duncombe Park Helmsley, is the home of Lord and Lady Feversham and has 35 acres of landscaped grounds and further dramatic parkland.
 


Ripon's medievaHorn Blower, Riponl cathedral contrasts starkly with the peaceful and atmospheric St Gregory's Minster at Kirbymoorside on the North York Moors, which has a Saxon sundial and 7thC Celtic crosses.  Visit Ripon at night and take in the history of the horn blower.



The market town of Skipton is home to the most complete medieval castle in England. At nearly 900 years old it stands at the top of the High Street and makes a great day visit.  Richard III had his childhood home at Middleham Castle.  And at Bolton Castle, Leyburn, you can see the battlements, dungeons and a recreated 15thC garden.

Ripon Castle

Ripley Castle
has been home to the Ingilby family since the 1320's.  Oliver Cromwell stayed here, as did James I in 1603, a mere 2 years before the Gunpowder Plot in which the Ingilby's were implicated.



Lovers of historic houses will be spoilt for choice with wonderful properties like Newby Hall, Ripon. Shandy Hall near Thirsk, Scampston Hall near Malton and Beningborough Hall near York to name but a few.  Come and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

Newby Hall


Have a browse trough our Yorkshire Farm Stay B&B, Self Catering and Glamping accommodation offered below to book your holiday or short break in North Yorkshire - an area full of historical interest.  

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Newton Grange Cottages

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Six delightful holiday cottages in Bank Newton near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. Fabulous location for...

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£295 -£750 per week
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Basin Howe Farm Cottages

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Heather & Richard offer a warm welcome to this unique location on the edge of the North York Moors National...

£415 -£880 per week
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4 in 4 Units
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High Catton Grange

York, North Yorkshire

A welcoming and relaxed atmosphere awaits you at this delightful 18th century farmhouse B&B in peaceful,...

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£80 -£90 per room per night
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Whashton Springs Farm

Richmond, North Yorkshire

600-acre working farm in heart of Herriot Country. 3 rooms are in the main house, 5 in a converted courtyard...

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£80 -£90 per room per night
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1-3 in 8 Rooms
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Bramble Bottom

Muker, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

The perfect cottage for groups in gorgeous Muker village in the heart of Swaledale sheep farming country.

£995 -£1995 per week
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Shepherds Cottage

Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Shepherds Cottage is a lovely Grade II Listed old Dales stone cottage of character situated in half an acre...

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£395 -£975 per week
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Grimston House

York, North Yorkshire

Grimston House was built in the 1930's by the owner of 3 local farms as his private residence and is now a...

£50 -£90 per room per night
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1-12 in 6 Rooms
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Brown Hare Cottage

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Come and enjoy Fountains Abbey, the Dales and Moors. Stay in our updated cottage for 2 in this quiet hamlet,...

£200 -£500 per week
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Sunset Cottages

York, North Yorkshire

An envied location in the Howardian Hills designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A very central base...

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£200 -£520 per week
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Humble Bee Farm Cottage

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, Humble Bee offers a perfect location.

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£550 -£925 per week
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