Why not visit some of the areas beautiful Abbeys:
Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx
Discover the most complete, and dramatic, of England’s ruined abbeys. Previously Rievaulx Abbey was one of the largest and wealthiest monastic settlements in Britain. Located in a beautiful remote location in the North York Moors National Park, It makes for a beautiful and tranquil day out for the family.
Located high above the seaside town, Whitby Abbey provides a low cost day out, unless combined with shopping in the town. Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. Dating back to the 7th century the Abbey provides a long history of monastic life. Stunning views are a fine reward if you tackle the steps from Whitby town centre.
Set in the peaceful Derwent Valley between Pickering and York the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Enjoy a picnic by the river, discover he story of a monk’s life or why Winston Churchill secretly visited here in World War II
Inspiration for the York Minster rose Window and a truly outstanding example of early Gothic architecture. Once one of the greatest monasteries in England, Byland Abbey inspired the design of church buildings throughout the North.