Heritage and the natural world

Castle Howard 15 mins. Large house, gardens & grounds, adventure playground, garden centre many special events.

Helmsley walled Garden 15 mins. Restored fron near ruin.

Helmsley Castle 15 mins. Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle

Rievaulx Abbey 20 mins. Impressive ruins of one of England's most powerful Cistercian monasteries.

Reivaulx Terrace 20 mins. The Ionic Temple at Rievaulx Terrace (separate to the abbey).

Beningbrough Hall 20 mins. A country house story spanning over 300 years

Mount Grace Priory 40 mins. Ruin of a 14th-century Carthusian priory. Quite small and remote.

Brandsdale 25 mins A whole valley managed by the NT. Step back 100 years.

Bempton Cliffs 45 mins. RSPB walk along the cliffs with views of seabird breeding colonies.

National Garden Scheme NGS. Open gardens around North Yorkshire

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum 45 mins. 85 acre collection of trees and shrubs. Also collection of birds of prey.

Harlow Carr 60 mins. RHS gardens at Harrogate, the Knightsbridge of the north.