Places To Visit In North Yorkshire

Here are some suggestions on places to visit if you are coming to North Yorkshire. For more active days out see our similar page on Things to Do, and for forthcoming events see Coming Events. This page is compiled primarily for the benefit of our guests, so distances shown are from Cowscot House.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Fountains Abbey near Ripon
Distance: 5.6 miles
Founded in 1132, Fountains Abbey is the most complete Cistercian abbey remains in the country, and a World Heritage Site. At the same location you can also enjoy the Georgian elegance of Studley Royal Water Garden, as well as a deer park, the Elizabethan style Fountains Hall, a water mill (Fountains Mill) and St Mary’s church. There are frequent events, activities and exhibitions at Fountains Abbey. See the website for details.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey/   Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountains_Abbey
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Newby Hall & Gardens

Newby Hall and Gardens
Distance: 7.4 miles
Built by Sir Christopher Wren, Newby Hall & Gardens is a Country House that epitomises the Georgian Age of Elegance. Along with its Robert Adam interiors, Chippendale furniture and superb paintings, tapestries and statues, Newby Hall also features magnificent award winning gardens and a miniature railway. The Garden Restaurant serves a wide range of delicious locally sourced food and there are regular events and workshops – see website for details.
Website: newbyhallandgardens.com
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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Distance: 17.3 miles
Harlow Carr is a beautiful informal garden that can delight and inspire all the family all the year round. Run by the Royal Horticultural Society, it makes a great day out for garden lovers, whether seeking inspiration for their own gardens, or just happy to admire the handiwork of others. After a long day admiring the plants and blooms you can replenish your energies with a visit to the Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms within the gardens.
Website: www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Harlow-Carr
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York

Distance: 37.6 miles
The historic city of York has its origins as a Roman walled city dating back to 71 AD. Today York is a thriving university town with a reputation for good food and good shopping. York Food and Drink Festival is a ten day event held every September to promote local and regional food and drink.
Visitor Information: www.visityork.org   Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York   Newspaper: www.yorkpress.co.uk
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York Minster

York Minster
York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. It is the second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and has lineage back the seventh century. There is a busy programme of events and concerts at the cathedral – see their website for details.
Website: www.yorkminsterrevealed.org   Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Minster
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National Railway Museum, York

The National Railway Museum - York
The National Railway Museum is a short walk from the railway station in York and is home to the nation’s collection of historically significant trains and railway heritage.It tells the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
Website: www.nrm.org.uk   Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Railway_Museum
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