Top Ten Places to Visit Locally

We have an abundance of brilliant places to visit on our very doorstep, from stately homes to iconic views so we thought we’d share with you our Top Ten! 

 1. Rievaulx Abbey – part of English Heritage the remains of this Cistercian Monastery are well worth a wander around, there’s also a tasty tearoom offering delicious cakes overlooking the ruins.

Find out more about the abbey via the English Heritage website.

2. Shopping in the pretty market town of Helmsley – from micro breweries to boutique independent shops Helmsley has it all, plenty of restaurants & cafes to choose from, walled garden and a castle!

Learn more about Helmsley on the Visit Helmsley website.

3. Hop on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – this heritage railway is run by a team of dedicated volunteers oozing vintage charm and amazing scenery its a wonderful way to travel across the North Yorkshire Moors. The nearest station to Laskill to catch the train from is Pickering.

See the train timetable on the NYMR website.

4. The rugged Yorkshire Coastline boasts some of the prettiest villages and beaches, watch fishermen at work, take a smugglers tour, go rock pooling or just enjoy a brew with a view!

Find out more about the coastline via Discover Yorkshire Coast.

5. Nestled at the centre of the Howardian Hills sits the magnificent stately home of Castle Howard. With extensive grounds, tearooms and historical interiors, Castle Howard was famously at the centre of the television documentary Brideshead Revisited.

See when to visit on the Castle Howard website.

6. Stride out into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park that surround Laskill. Encompassing forests, moors, coastland and dales, there are plenty of footpaths & bridleways across the National Park. It’s also rich in wildlife and has some landmark heritage sites to visit.

Search for things to see & do on the NYMNP website.

7. A National Trust property, Nunnington Hall is a picturesque manor house with organic garden. Housing a unique collection of miniatures (dolls houses, miniature silverware, glass and china) – The Carlisle Collection is worth a peek.

Find out about Carlisle Collection on the NT website.

8. Cod Beck Reservoir is an idyllic man made lake nestled above the village of Osmotherley. If you are a keen walker you can take the Cleveland Way path from Osmotherley or if you prefer a shorter route, park at the reservoir and enjoy the circular route.

9. Home to a community of Benedictine monks Ampleforth Abbey boasts the most stunning views over the valley of the Hambledon Hills. The abbey welcomes visitors and has a tearoom, a shop and in the summer months opens its orchard & cider mill to visitors. The orchard here is one of the largest commercial orchards in the North of England!

Book an orchard tour via the Ampleforth Abbey Website.

10. Last but by no means least, the roman City of York. There are many, many things to do in York depending on your interests, highlights include; visiting the iconic York Minster, walking the ancient city walls, Afternoon Tea at Betty’s and a boat trip down the river.

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We can point you in the right direction or you can see for yourself what York has to offer via the Visit York website.

As you can see in our tiny corner of Yorkshire we are jam packed full of things to do and this is only our Top Ten, there are plenty more things to See & Do so if nothing here tickles your fancy we can always offer more advice of where to visit just ask!

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