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Yorkshire is renowned for a number of things like flat caps and Yorkshire Puddings, so deciding on where to go in the England’s biggest county is not an easy task at all. They don’t call Yorkshire God’s Own Country for nothing either with its rolling hills, rugged moors, lively cities and quaint little towns. For those that love exploring, there are some ‘proper Yorkshire’ places that will take your breath away.

picturesque views

There are some truly delightful views to be taken in and around the Castle and its surrounding areas. The Yorkshire Dales are home to some of the most picturesque views the county has to offer with some walks that include lovely attractions such as Aysgarth Falls and Ribblehead Viaduct. Why not stop for some famous Wensleydale Cheese or a pint of the Black Sheep bitter whilst you’re there?

See how you travel whitby Whitby is one of the best-loved traditional seaside towns in the North with its Blue Flag beaches and some of the best fish and chips around. It is probably best known for its history, culture, vampires, goths and as Captain Cook’s home. A winner of the Enjoy England award for ‘Best Day Out’ and just under two hours away from Carr Hall Castle, it is an excellent place to explore.
hill walks The Yorkshire Dales are famous for some of the best walks and trails in the UK. Possibly, it’s best known challenging walk is the three peaks, consisting of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, totalling 24.5 miles. However, there are more gentle strolls such as the walk from Gordale Scar to Malham, which showcases the variety and beauty of the Dales.
See how you travel lake district Although a little further away, the Lake District is an area of outstanding beauty that is famous for England’s largest lakes and mountains, as well as its associations with the English Romantic Poet, William Wordsworth and children’s book author, Beatrix Potter. It is located around a 2-hour drive from Carr Hall Castle but makes for a great day out.
castle grounds The Castle grounds is situated in the heart of Yorkshire, see what you can do here during your stay.
welcome to yorkshire Carr Hall Castle is proud to be a member of ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’, the official tourism agency for the UK’s largest county. They are famous for running the campaign to host the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour De France here which was achieved when Yorkshire was confirmed to be the starting point of the race in 2012. Welcome to Yorkshire have a dedicated website which showcases all the wonderful things God’s Own Country offers to its visitors.


Skipton Castle - Skipton - 46 miles
Bolton Abbey - Yorkshire Dales - 34 miles
Aysgarth Falls Trail - Yorkshire Dales - 55 miles
Bakewell - Peak District - 47 miles
Whitby Abbey - Whitby - 95 miles
Diggerland Yorkshire - for the kids - 26 miles
Cannon Hall Farm - 22 miles
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - 53 miles
Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough - 49 miles
Home of the famous Bronte sisters, Haworth - 15 miles