North Yorkshire and Ryedale

Things to see and do...

We've put together a fact file of local attractions to help you plan your stay in Slingsby. We hope to expand this over time, and if there is anything you would like to see on this page, please let us know. Please note: These are links to external sites and we therefore cannot guarantee their content or reliability.

 

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Towns and Villages

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Other Attractions

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Museums

beck isle Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life
Beck Isle Museum in Pickering contains a large and impressive collection of items from the Victorian era. There are many pieces of old farming equipment, workshops and shops.
www.beckislemuseum.co.uk
25 minutes by car from Slingsby.

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eden camp Eden Camp
Award winning war museum situated just outside of Malton on the Pickering road. Experience life as they did in the barracks of World War Two. A fascinating insight into our history.
20 minutes by car from Slingsby
www.edencamp.co.uk

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malton museum Malton Museum
Malton Museum delves right into the Roman history of the Ryedale area, with archaeological objects from a number of sites in the district.
www.maltonmuseum.co.uk
15 minutes by car from Slingsby

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ryedale folk museum Ryedale Folk Museum
The Ryedale Folk Museum is arguably the finest open air museum in the county. Restored thatched buildings, craft workshops and cottage gardens.
www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
15 minutes by car from Slingsby

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North Yorkshire Motor Museum
Just the far side of Pickering is a great little place called Thornton Dale, where you will find some lovely walks by the beck, and a collection of vintage vehicles.
http://www.nymm.co.uk/
35 minutes by car from Slingsby

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Abbeys, Castles, Country Houses

byland abbey Byland Abbey
A beautiful ruined Abbey, set in green rolling hills towards Thirsk.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/byland-abbey/
20 minutes by car from Singsby

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Castle Howard Castle Howard
The grandest house in the North of England, and the set of Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard. There is parkland, an adventure playground, lakes, a garden centre, gardens and cafe.
5 minutes by car from Slingsby
www.castlehoward.co.uk

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kirkham abbey Kirkham Priory
Set by the river Derwent, this is the perfect place for a picnic and a gentle stroll through some lovely ruins.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kirkham-priory/

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Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx is the largest ruined monastic abbey in the country. Stunning architecture, extensive grounds and a well-stocked gift shop. Take time to visit the museum and exhibition.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey/

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Rievaulx Terraces and Temples Rievaulx Terraces and Temples
Not far from the market town of Helmsley, the grassed terraces and woods of Rievaulx provide great walking and exploration. There are two 18th Century temples.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rievaulx-terrace/

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Towns and Villages

Goathland - Heartbeat Country
Goathland, otherwise known as Aidensfield in the television series Heartbeat, is a gem of a place. For the serious walker, there are some excellent circular walks around the village and to surrounding beauty spots. For those less inclined to strenuous exercise, relax with a cuppa, or enjoy the village shops.
40 minutes by car from Slingsby
http://www.dave-ford.co.uk/Goathland.htm

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Helmsley Castle Helmsley - Gateway to the moors
Enjoy this attractive North Yorkshire town. It's large market square makes it a favourite of biker groups, whilst the cobbled streets and interesting variety of shops offer much to day-trippers. Market day Friday. Also home to Duncombe Park house and gardens, and Helmsley Castle.
15 minutes by car from Slingsby
www.duncombepark.com
www.dave-ford.co.uk/Helmsley.htm

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malton Malton - Ryedale's main market town
The nearest and largest market town to Slingsby, and the "capital city" of Ryedale. There is a bus service to Malton, and a train station. Traditional farmers' market once a month, and Saturday markets in the town centre.
15 minutes by car from Slingsby
www.malton.co.uk

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The North Yorkshire Village of Nunnington
Visit Nunnington, between Slingsby and Helmsley. Nunnington Hall and gardens (stately home) are open spring - autumn. Further details from the National Trust.
Also in Nunnington, the famous Nunnington Studios. Restored furniture, garden items, and many other interesting curiosities for sale.
10 minutes by car from Slingsby
nunningtonstudios.co.uk

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The Market Town of Pickering
Take time to visit Pickering and its castle, and perhaps take a ride on the steam railway up to Goathland - home to the popular TV series, Heartbeat.
30 minutes by car from Slingsby.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/pickering-castle/

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Rosedale - Beautiful moors village
Beautiful village in the North Yorkshire Moors. A great place for a walk. Explore the kilns high on the hillsides above the village. Very windy!
40 Minutes by car from Slingsby
www.rosedaleabbey.com

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Scarborough - Jewel of the East (Coast)
One of the most loved and well-frequented East-Coast resorts. Lively and interesting sea-front, castle and good sized town centre.
1 hour by car from Slingsby traffic permitting.
www.scarborough.co.uk

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Whitby Whitby - Captain Cook Country
This picture-book fishing town needs little introduction. The best fish and chips around. Fine pubs, interesting shops down quirky cobbled streets, a ruined abbey... Whitby is home to many festivals throughout the year and a firm favourite with visitors.
1 hour 20 minutes by car from Slingsby
www.visitwhitby.com
www.whitbyonline.co.uk

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york York - the walled city
The historic city of York, home to the Jorvik Centre, the Barbican, York Races, the Shambles and much more. Walk the city walls or just explore the shops.
40 minutes by car from Slingsby traffic permitting.
http://www.visityork.org/

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Other Attractions

Dalby Forest Dalby Forest
Dalby Forest is a great place for all the family to explore and enjoy. With it's 8000 areas of woodland, play areas, waymarked trails and wildlife, Dalby is undoubtedly a star Ryedale attraction.
www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

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Flamingoland Flamingoland Theme Park and Zoo
Theme park and zoo between Malton and Pickering. Daring rides and interesting animals - and all in one day!
30 minutes by car from Slingsby.
www.flamingoland.co.uk

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steam railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Visit Britain's most popular steam railway and experience the stunning scenery and rugged beauty as the North York Moors fly past your window.
www.nymr.co.uk

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The North Yorkshire Moors
The Arches and the Stables holiday cottages are within sight of the North Yorkshire Moors. There are some beautiful walks in this area; wild heather clad moorlands and historical monuments. (Guide books and maps available in the local shop.)
30 minutes by car from Slingsby.
www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

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The Howardian Hills
Slingsby is a great base from which to explore the Howardian Hills. This is an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" - best explored on foot - there are many miles of gentle and well waymarked walks in the area.
Walks around and just beyond Slingsby.
www.howardianhills.org.uk

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