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.

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.

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.

Ripon's medieval 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.

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.

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.  

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West Mill Cottage

York, Yorkshire

Charming cottage converted from barn with exposed beams throughout. Enjoys a peaceful position and...

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£275 -£550 per week
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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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Grimston House

York, North Yorkshire

Welcome to Grimston House 2 miles from the park and ride south of York. Fresh milk and homemade cookies in...

£50 -£90 per room per night
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Trip's Cottage

Ripon, North Yorkshire

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

£275 -£450 per week
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Bilberry Cottage

Haworth, West Yorkshire

Bilberry Cottage overlooks the nostalgic village of Haworth, surrounded by stunning views & countryside,...

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£200 -£380 per week
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Lindon Guest House

Skipton, Yorkshire

Converted barn, with panoramic limestone views of Malham Dale, yards from the River Aire, and Pennine Way.

£45 -£75 per room per night
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New Close Cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire

Lovely period cottage situated on a working farm overlooking beautiful Malhamdale, well appointed and...

£375 -£500 per week
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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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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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Mallard Grange

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Lovely 16th century farmhouse near Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site. Ideal for Yorkshire Dales & Moors....

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