Churches & Castles

Name Location Type Of Establishment Description
Rievaulx
    Abbey
Rievaulx
    14 miles
Abbey &
    Terraces
One of the most impressive and well preserved abbeys we have ever seen.
    Wish we could say we have seen the inside but friends and colleagues tell us it
    is magnificent. It is open between March & September.
Duncombe
    Park
Helmsley
    14 miles
House, Temple
         &
    Woodland Park
Lord & Lady Feversham's ancestral home dates from 1713 and is surrounded by
    35 acres of 18th century woodland with waymarked trails and orienteering.
  York
    Minster
        &
    Walled
      City
York
    19 miles
Minster &
    Battlement
    walls
In the heart of York city this one of the finest places of worship in England
    today. The masonry around all elevations is outstanding and inside is just as
    awe inspiring. Walking round the famous city walls provides an excellent insight
    into all that York has to offer. Then when you have seen all, there is always the
    shopping, a show or a meal to round off the day.
Whitby
    Castle
Whitby
    34 miles
Castle &
    Abbey
Whitby Castle is fascinating.  On arrival you hire a hand set that guides you
    through the castle grounds and abbey, providing interesting and humorous facts
    along the way - even the younger generation enjoy the commentary.  There is a
    gift shop on site but we would have preferred a mid-point refreshment,
    especially if it is a very warm day - take a bottle.
Helmsley
    Castle
Helmsley
    14 miles
Castle We found this to be a very different but also interesting type of castle.  It is
    more like a large house or monastery in style.  It is not inhabited but is well
    maintained, even to the leaded light windows.  Helmsley is a quaint little town
    with some exceptional shops, so once you have seen the castle the town is well
    worth a visit. If you stay into the evening, try Gepetos (see Food 4 Thought) if
    you can get in at short notice.
St Mary's
    Parish
    Church
Scarborough
    19 miles
Church Scarborough's most ancient church, full of history & beauty.  Often ravaged by
    war this church is as old as the castle but in much better condition.  The church
    also houses Anne Bronte's grave and some Civil War ruins.  There are also
    some superb views over the bay.