Below you will find a list of places and events together with websites.

However, we have also put together a list of things our guests have told us they like to do when staying at Sproxton Hall Cottages. Please click here to see the ‘things we like to do‘


Some of the country’s top attractions are right on your doorstep.

The Roman City of York,, with its Minster, Viking Centre and National Railway Museum is just 21 miles away. You can take your pick from Yorkshire’s rich history, visiting:

Rievaulx Abbey –

Castle Howard –

Nunnington Hall –

Ryedale Folk Museum –

Flamingo Land theme park and zoo,

North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway,

Lovers of nostalgia can visit Eden Camp,, a modern history theme museum in a restored prisoner of war camp.


Antiques and contemporary crafts are available throughout Ryedale, with many workshops and studios open to the public.

Local farming and horticultural shows are held throughout the year, including shows at the Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Nearby Sproxton


On the banks of the River Rye, Helmsley is one of Yorkshire’s most popular market towns. It is a gathering point for walkers starting the Cleveland and Ebor Ways (Sproxton Hall Cottages are situated on part of the Ebor Way). Duncombe Park estate to the east and Helmsley Castle to the north overlook the town’s bustling shops, pubs and restaurants.


This Yorkshire gem, with its broad street and Georgian architecture around a cobbled market square, nestles on the fringes of the North York Moors


Pickering is a historic market town and the official Gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Here you can take a relaxing ride through beautiful countryside on England’s longest steam railway. Pickering market place has an excellent choice of local shops, you’ll find all you need from self catering provisions, to art galleries and gifts for the folks back home.