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Christ the Consoler
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Newby Hall
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 01423 322583, Email

Newby Hall, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, is one of England's finest houses, an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Byland Abbey
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Byland Abbey, Coxwold, York, YO61 4BD, Tel: 01347 868614, Email

This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries.

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  • Rail station: Thirsk (14 miles)
  • Parking: free
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Kirkham Priory
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Whitwell on the Hill, Malton, YO60 7JS, Tel: 01653 618768, Email

Beautifully placed between the city of York and the town of Malton , the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds.

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  • Rail station: Malton (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
National Centre for Birds of Prey
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Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, YO62 5EB, Tel: 0844 7422035, Email

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more. Daily flying demonstrations featuring free flying birds. Set in the ancient woodland of Duncombe Park. Access is included.

 
 
 
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888, Email

This breathtaking World Heritage Site includes a Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

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  • Rail station: Knaresborough (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Aldborough Roman Site

Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge, YO51 9EP, Tel: 01423 322768, Email

The museum houses many objects from the once sophisticated town of Roman Britain's largest tribe’ to ‘Capital' of the Romanised Brigantes, Aldborough features two stunning mosaic pavements and other Roman finds.

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  • Rail station: York (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Nunnington Hall
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Nunnington, Nr Helmsley, York, YO62 5UY, Tel: 01439 748283, Email

The sheltered walled garden on the bank of the River Rye, with its delightful mixed borders, orchards of traditional fruit varieties and spring-flowering meadows, complements this mellow 17th-century manor house.

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  • Rail station: York (21 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Rievaulx Abbey
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Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB, Tel: 01439 798228, Email

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

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  • Rail station: Malton (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Castle Howard
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Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648444, Email

Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses with awe-inspiring architecture, grand interiors and rolling parkland and gardens. With gift shops, garden centre, farm shop, cafes and adventure playground.

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  • Rail station: Malton (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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The north front of Beningbrough Hall
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Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD, Tel: 01904 472027, Email

Inside the Italian-inspired house the grand rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. With 8 acres of formal gardens and surrounding parkland, there's plenty to explore.

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  • Rail station: York (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Pickering Castle
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Castlegate, Pickering, YO18 7AX, Tel: 01751 474989, Email

Situated in an attractive market town at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle is a classic 12th century motte-and-bailey castle.

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  • Rail station: Malton (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
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