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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Cowslip Cottage and Humblebee Cottage

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Lovely homely, welcoming cottages on a working farm in beautiful surroundings within walking distance of...

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£650 -£900 per week
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Catgill Farm

Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

A family run farm with camping and luxury hot tub glamping, surrounded by the beautiful green rolling hills...

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West Leas Farm

Ripon, North Yorkshire

A warm welcome awaits you at West Leas Farm . Beautiful views from the cottages over the Nidderdale Area of...

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£320 -£460 per week
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Pickersgill Manor Farm

Near Skipton/Ilkley, Yorkshire

Beautiful views situated on Silsden Moor, near to Skipton and Ilkley. We are a working farm, an ideal base...

£50 -£60 per room per night
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1-8 in 2 Rooms
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Greylands Farm Cottage

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Attractive sandstone cottage on a working beef and sheep farm, very close to the North Yorkshire Coast and...

£250 -£950 per week
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6 + cot in 1 Unit
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Middlegate at Ackland Farm

Malton, Yorkshire

Situated on a working family farm in the small hamlet of Ryton. Eden Camp & Flamingo Land are on the...

£275 -£800 per week
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Sleeps:
1-6 in 1 Unit
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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 -£850 per week
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2-6 in 6 Units
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Apple Tree Cottage

YORK, North Yorkshire

Apple Tree Cottage is a lovely listed barn conversion, sympathetically restored to provide excellent...

£250 -£550 per week
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Sleeps:
2-6 in 1 Unit
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Swainstye Farm Holiday Cottages

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Enjoying a peaceful location on a working hill farm near the picturesque village of Osmotherley with...

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£230 -£560 per week
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Sleeps:
2-4 in 2 Units
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Laura's Cottage

Pickering, Yorkshire

Single story barn conversion. Quiet, panoramic views overlooking open countryside. Ideal for those who want...

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£500 -£850 per week
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