Roam among the apples at Ampleforth

Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

Ampleforth Abbey, in picturesque Ampleforth village, grows 40 apple varieties in its historic orchards, including some of England's best natives.

Ampleforth has been home to a community of Benedictine monks since 1802, and the monks have been growing apples here ever since. Who better to show you around the beautiful orchards?

Take a tour through the apple trees then head to the Cider Mill to see how Ampleforth’s fabulous cider and cider brandy is made. Enjoy a tasting and a slice of Ampleforth’s famous apple cake.

With the North York Moors National Park as a backdrop, the abbey's setting encourages wellbeing and contemplation. The Little Yoga Company offers yoga retreats on site, while nearby attractions feed both the soul and the stomach. National Trust run Nunnington Hall is a genteel stately home and gardens with an acclaimed art gallery, while award-winning Hovingham Village Market is a lively monthly meeting of food stalls.

Ampleforth is around 20 miles (32 km) north of York, which is 2 hours from London by train.

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SSample spirits of a different kind from Ampleforth Abbey's cider press © Ampleforth Abbey
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