Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Local Places to visit

We are blessed with so many places to visit so here is just a taster!

Castle Howard, of Brideshead Revisited fame, with its grand rooms, vistas and walks, is only 20 minutes away. It also has enough things to do to make a whole day out attraction for all the family. We have a great choice of National Trust and English Heritage properties including Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Terrace, Pickering and Helmsley Castles as well as Rievaulx and Byland Abbeys. For garden devotees, there are the Walled Gardens at Helmsley and Scampston Hall, near Malton.

For families, Hutton-le-Hole – about 2 miles from Gillamoor – is a picture postcard moors village with free-ranging sheep mingling with some very nice tea shops and ice creams. It also houses Ryedale Folk Museum which is a fun place to visit and has many activity days. From Pickering you can join the North York Moors railway for a picturesque trip on an old train. While over the moors in less than 35 minutes one can be sitting on the beach, hunting for fossils, rock pooling or just sun bathing!

One of my special places to visit is St. Mary’s Church, Lastingham that has a Norman crypt built above St. Cedd’s grave, and some say set on an important ley line. P.S. The pub opposite is my Dad’s favourite for a walker’s lunch.


Kirkbymoorside is a lovely market town less than a mile and a half from the farm.  It has a active market on a Wednesday. There are a couple of pubs as well as cafes.


The Kirkybymoorside Surgery
Tinley Garth, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6AR
Phone: 01751 431 254

Alpha Dental Studio
37 West End, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AD

Towler’s Chemist
10 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DB

Towler’s Chemist is a family run business and have been providing healthcare to the people of Kirkbymoorside and district since 1978. They offer a comprehensive range of services to customers on medicine and general health related issues.

Essential Health and Beauty
3 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AB

Pubs, Restaurants, Cafe’s, Take-aways and More

The George and Dragon Hotel
17 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AA

The Penny Bank Cafe
19 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AA

Scrumptious Deli
14 Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DF

The Lemon Tree Fish and Chips Takeaway
8 Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DF

Waind & Sons Butchers
2 Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DF

Thomas the Baker
15 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AA

For the Pets

Grace Lane Vets
Halfway Barn, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UQ

New Road, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DT

5 West End, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AD

Eating out.  We are spoilt for lovely Pubs and here are a few of the close ones.

The Royal Oak, Gillamoor.

The Blacksmith Arms,Lastington

The Crown, Hutton Le Hole

The Star, Harome