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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Swaledale Country Holidays

Swaledale, North Yorkshire

Get away from it all and enjoy peace, fresh air and spectacular views of upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire...

£475 -£595 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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Sleeps:
1-6 in 1 Unit
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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.

£50 -£77 per room per night
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Sleeps:
1-10 in 5 Rooms
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Leake Greens Farm Lodge

Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Wake up to green fields and a panoramic view of the North York Moors. Beautifully presented individual...

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£475 -£875 per week
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Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-5 in 1 Unit
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Humble Bee Farm Wigwams

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Why not let your 'little tribe' stay in one of our superb glamping accommodation ? Good facilities, fully...

From £72 per unit/pitch per night
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1-5 in 27 Units/Pitches
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Stillingfleet House Farm

YORK, North Yorkshire

Our two semi-detached holiday cottages are for the exclusive use of those adults seeking a...

£450 -£650 per week
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Sleeps:
1-6 in 2 Units
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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
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Sleeps:
4 in 5 Units/Pitches
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Breaks Fold Farm Campsite

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Small rural campsite based on traditional working hill farm in North Yorkshire in the beautiful Nidderdale...

From £9 per unit/pitch per night
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Units/Pitches :
30
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Farfields Farm

Pickering, North Yorkshire

Peacefully situated working farm overlooking beautiful Newton Dale.Four very spacious and comfortable ground...

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£90 -£110 per room per night
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Sleeps:
1-2 in 4 Rooms
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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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2 in 2 Rooms
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