Roam amongst the apples at Ampleforth

Ampleforth, Yorkshire

From the picturesque village of Ampleforth, uncover the story of Ampleforth Abbey’s award-winning cider on a tour of its historic orchards.


The monks have been growing apples here for over 200 years, so who better to show you around after the summer’s sun has done its job and the crop is ready to harvest?

Take an autumn tour through the apple trees in the company of the Orchard Manager, before heading to the Cider Mill to see how Ampleforth’s cider and cider brandy is made.

There’s a tasting or two, not to mention a slice of Ampleforth’s famous cider apple cake, and plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere in a timeless English country scene.

Orchards are a fantastic place to see birds, and are a great habitat for bees, moths, butterflies and hoverflies too, all feasting on the fallen fruit.  

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