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.  

Search results (63)

Woodhouse Farm Bed and Breakfast

YORK, North Yorkshire

Come and stay on our family run working farm and experience award winning Yorkshire bed and breakfast. With...

AA 4 * rating
£50 -£110 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-4 in 2 Rooms
More Information

Little Seed Field Glamping

Ripon, North Yorkshire

5 luxury octagonal cabins with log burning stoves, two with en-suite facilities, sleeping up to four guests...

£65 -£115 per unit/pitch per night
Type:
Glamping & Camping
Sleeps:
4 in 5 Units/Pitches
More Information

Easterside Farm

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

A large 18th century Grade II listed farmhouse, nestling on Easterside Hill and enjoying panoramic views of...

Visit England 4 * rating
£45 -£114 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
2-4 in 5 Rooms
More Information
The Static Caravan at Breaks Fold Farm image Special Offer

The Static Caravan at Breaks Fold Farm

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Recently renovated 2 bedroom Winchester Static Caravan, sleeps 4. All holiday essentials included. Private...

£55 -£75 per week
Type:
Static Caravan
Sleeps:
4 in 1 Unit
More Information Book Now ext link icon

Mallard Grange

Ripon, North Yorkshire

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

AA 5 * rating
£85 -£110 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 4 Rooms
More Information Book Now ext link icon

Smugglers Rock Cottages

Ravenscar, Scarborough

A lovely cottage furnished to a very high standard in the North York Moors National Park halfway between...

Visit England 4 * rating
£320 -£675 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-4 in 1 Unit
More Information Book Now ext link icon

Crown Cottage Farm

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dale, Crown Cottage Farm offers 4 star silver accommodation. This rural...

Visit England 4 * rating
From £70 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-6 in 3 Rooms
More Information

Apple Tree Cottage

YORK, North Yorkshire

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

£250 -£550 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 1 Unit
More Information

Oxen Close Farm Cottages

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Newly converted eco-friendly barn conversions. Rural location with plenty of footpaths + on-site cycle hire....

Visit England 3 * rating to 4 * rating
£330 -£685 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-4 in 2 Units
More Information

Smugglers Rock Country House

Ravenscar, Scarborough

A Georgian Country House near to a former smugglers' haunt in National Park with panoramic sea and...

Visit England 4 * rating
From £78 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-3 in 5 Rooms
More Information Book Now ext link icon
Showing Results 1 - 10 of 63
Page 1 of 7
  • B&B
  • Self-Catering
  • Hostel
  • Caravan
  • Camping
  • Room Only
  • Multiple