THINGS TO SEE AND DO
"Lots to do. The best holiday I've ever had."
"There's so much to do around this area, we wish we had longer."
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Cowldyke Farm is situated only a short distance from the
tranquil village of Great Edstone, and only 4 miles from the market town of
Kirkbymoorside. The historic city of York and the seaside
resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington are within easy driving
distance. The spectacular North Yorkshire Moors and many picturesque
villages are just minutes away by car, and can be explored on foot, by bicycle
or on horseback.
Pub meals are available in the villages of Marton and Normanby, only 3 miles
There are also lots of other attractions - something for
everyone, whatever the weather!
Driveway entrance, Cowldyke Farm
Farmhouse paddock alongside the drive.
"Great farm and very welcoming
We particularly enjoyed Dalby Forest, the NYMR (steam train), The Moors Centre,
and fish and chips at The Magpie Cafe in Whitby."
|Don't miss the War
Weekend at nearby Pickering, October.
Book your accommodation early, as this
yearly event is very popular.
You may bump into The Home Front look-alikes of Fraser, Captain
Mainwaring, Private Pike, and Corporal Jones.
The old rallying cries of "Don't tell
'em Pike", and "You stupid boy !" will be ringing around Pickering
whilst tanks, jeeps, other vehicles from yesteryear thunder through
- Kirkbymoorside Wednesday, Helmsley
Friday, Thirsk Saturday, Malton Saturday, with a cattle market in the town
centre every 3 weeks.
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life, Pickering.
24 rooms packed with collections from the Victorian era.
Byland Abbey, between Thirsk and Helmsley. Lovely medieval
ruin set in peaceful meadows.
Rievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley. Remains of largest monastic
establishment in Britain.
Rievaulx Terrace & Temples. Two mid 18th century
temples. Elaborate ceiling paintings, fine old 18th century furniture.
Castle Howard. Grandest house in the North of England.
Known world wide as the location for Brideshead Revisited. Collections of
antique furniture, statues, paintings & porcelain. 1000 acres of
parkland, lakes, fountains, woodland, gardens.
Dalby, the Great Yorkshire Forest, Pickering. 8000 acres of
woodland with a nine mile scenic drive.
Duncombe Park, Helmsley. One of the finest restored houses
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Malton. Experience
the sights, sounds and even the smells of wartime britain.
Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, Kirby Misperton, Malton.
U.K.'s fourth most visited theme park, incorporating the north's largest
privately owned zoo. Also 100 rides, including Europe's only triple
Helmsley Castle, Helmsley. Spectacular 12th century fortress
and Tudor Manor exhibition.
Malton Museum, Market Place Malton. Renowned for rich archeological
collection and Roman activity centre.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering to Grosmont. Steam
locomotives and 18 miles of track through one of the most beautiful national
parks in the country. Stations along the way include Goathland -
Aidensfield in Yorkshire Television's series "Heartbeat".
Cowldyke Farm is listed on these web sites :-
Click Holiday Cottages - Holiday Cottages at the click of a mouse.
The Self Catering Directory
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cottage rentals in England.
The Pets Directory
Your guide to pet friendly accommodation where your pets are always welcome
Tourist Information Centres
Helmsley Tel 01439 770 173
Malton Tel 01653 600 048
Pickering Tel 01751 473 791
info at cowldyke-farm.co.uk