Here are a few of the many interesting places to see in the area:
Castle Howard: so much more than Brideshead Revisted. This renowned 18th-century historic home has woodlands, gardens, an adventure playground and events and exhibitions.
The Shed: music and poetry venue on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. Featured in The Guardian’s Insiders Guide to the World’s Best Small Music Venues.
Helmsley Walled Garden: Yorkshire in Bloom award-winning garden in the shadow of the ancient monument of Helmsley Castle.
Ryedale Festival: music and drama in the moors and wolds, “a varied and often enterprising programme” with both popular and unusual highlights.
Howardian Hills: a guide to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York.
The Howardian Way: a walk through the Howardian Hills from Coxwold to Kirkham Priory via Terrington and other beautiful villages.