(WITHIN 1½ HOURS BY CAR) :-
BENINGBOROUGH HALL N.T. – 18th Century mansion, stunning walled gardens
(a great cycle ride from the city centre).
CASTLE HOWARD - ONE OF BRITAIN'S FINEST STATELY HOMES
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal N.T. - dramatic abbey ruins. the largest monastic ruins in the country. STUNNING WATER GARDENS.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park – galleries and walks to sculpture in dramatic parkland landscape.
Hepworth Gallery – permanent collection and changing exhibitions.
North York Moors National Park – great walks.
Yorkshire Dales National Park – one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
Scarborough – Historic resort. Get there by train or car.
Whitby – Dramatic views of the harbour after climbing the steps to the abbey. The Magpie for fresh local fish and chips or chowder. By car or bus over heather covered moorland.
Robin Hood’s Bay – Stunning little fishing village. Great for coast walks and fossil hunting.
Filey – Low key resort with spectacular views along the unspoilt beach from Filey Brig.
Flamborough Head – Cliff-top walks and amazing views of breeding seabirds in summer.