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This section of our website provides information about items and places
of interest in North Yorkshire. The places listed below are all within easy
reach of Kirkbymoorside, maps and further information are available
for use during your visit.

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Christopher Ware offers watercolour lessons and friendly encouragement to new and established
painters - whether local artists or one-off
holiday visitors.

Please contact Chris directly on 01751 470112
for more details, or visit his website at www.warehouseart.com


"Church dwellings beside the moor" lies on the
southern edge of the North York Moors National
Park on the A170, between Helmsley
and Pickering.

It is a small market town, unspoilt and traditional,
often known as "The Gateway to the Moors".

The North York Moors National Park

This is the largest expanse of heather upland in England. The dramatic moorland scenery, picturesque villages and 30 miles of stunning coastline make it an unforgettable experience. From April to October you
can explore using the Moorsbus network.

Click here for more information.

The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway

The 18 mile line runs between Pickering & Grosmont,
through the heart of the National Park. Trains also call
at the picturesque stations of Levisham, and Goathland
(Aidensfield in "Heartbeat" TV series). A number of
events are held during the year including Steam Galas,
and the popular Wartime Weekend in October.

Click here for more information.

National Trust Properties

Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Terrace and
Temples, are all within easy reach.

Click here for more information.

English Heritage Properties

Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle, Byland Abbey (Coxwold), Pickering Castle, Scarborough Castle
and Whitby Abbey are nearby.

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Castle Howard

Designed by Vanbrugh in 1699, this is the largest stately home in Yorkshire set in beautiful gardens and park lands. During the year there are many events, outdoor tours, concerts, exhibitions and tours with characters from Castle Howard's past.

Click here for more information.

Eden Camp

Modern History Theme Museum near Malton is a
former prisoner-of-war camp. It is now a World War II
Museum, where you can experience the sights and
sounds of life in wartime Britain.

Click here for more information.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Set in two-and-a-half acres at Hutton-le-Hole, this was
Museum of the Year in 1995. Consisting of an amazing
collection of rescued and restored historic buildings,
it is the finest open air museum in Yorkshire.

Click here for more information.


Situated on the banks of the River Rye, this is one of Yorkshire's most popular market towns where buildings of mixed architectural style surround the market square and where there is a busy market on Fridays. Helmsley
is popular with walkers as the starting point of the Cleveland Way National Trail and the Ebor Way.

Duncombe Park

This fine house at Helmsley is the family home of Lord
& Lady Feversham. It has been carefully restored and
is surrounded by unique 18th century landscaped
garden and parkland.

Click here for more information.

Gardens of Yorkshire

Seven unique and stunning gardens to visit
within easy reach of Kirkbymoorside.

Click here for more information.

The Historic City of York

York is one of the great medieval walled cities of the
world. It is 40 minutes away by car (approximately). A
day can easily be spent viewing the sights, including
the City Walls and Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre,
York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum.
There are also plenty of opportunities for shopping
and the day would not be complete without a visit
to Betty's famous tea rooms.


One of England's oldest seaside resorts,
popular since Victorian times.


A traditional fishing town on
Yorkshire’s coastline.

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