Soak up centuries of style and grandeur as you discover North Yorkshire’s rich tapestry of castles, stately homes and gardens.
Explore medieval manors & castles, 17th century stately piles, Georgian halls, Victorian mansions and enjoy formal gardens, landscapes and woodlands created by leading designers of the day.
Savour rare tapestries, antique Chippendale furniture and wander acres of manicured gardens at Newby Hall in Ripon. On the banks of the River Wharfe in the Yorkshire Dales, you can visit a 12th century priory and explore the medieval ruins of Barden Tower at Bolton Abbey.
Fascinating histories of power, influence, love and money permeate the generations bringing the past to life. Extraordinary treasures adorn the rooms and hidden gems are waiting to be revealed. Within a few short miles you can cross the centuries for a unique window on England’s history.
The winter is full of highlights as venues in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey host a variety of shows; musicals, comedies, plays and dramas with a real flavour of Christmas with wassailing and traditional pantomimes.
Location: North Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors