Local Area

Come and explore! There's something for everyone in our pretty little corner of North Yorkshire.

  • Glider flying over Kilburn and the White Horse
  • The view from the top of Sutton Bank overlooking lake Gormire
  • Ruins of Byland Abbey – photo by alh1 on Flickr

Welcome to North Yorkshire…

We’re ideally situated to take advantage of the best North Yorkshire has to offer. The North York Moors is a special place, forged by nature, shaped over generations – where peace and beauty rub shoulders with a rich history and a warm welcome.

Overlooking garden into country village
Looking over our garden and into Kilburn

Kilburn

Kilburn is a picturesque village nestled underneath Sutton Bank on the edge of the North York Moors.

The village is famous for the White Horse of Kilburn (cut into the side of Sutton Bank overlooking the village), and also Robert Thompson, the craftsman who is known for his carved mouse trademark.

In addition to the Mouseman Visitor Centre gift-shop and cafe, the village features a traditional country pub and 12th century church.


Two walkers admiring scenic view across rolling moorland
The Cleveland Way which passes close by

Walking & Cycling

Walkers & cyclists are warmly welcomed, and the local area has much to attract both. Take a walk through Kilburn woods past the White Horse and on to the top of Sutton Bank, for breathtaking panoramic views.


Rack of lamb with wild mushrooms

Dining

Yorkshire now boasts the largest number of Michelin Starred restaurants than any other county in England outside of London. The Black Swan at Oldstead, a Michelin Star, and 3 AA Rosette pub and restaurant is only 5min drive from Kilburn.

There are also an abundance of great local pubs serving wholesome hearty meals.


Dante meeting York, May 2007

Racing

There are five racecourses within easy driving distance of Kilburn – Thirsk(15min), Ripon (28min), Wetherby (34min), York (40min), and Catterick (40min).

Choose from the pure adrenaline of championship races or the relaxed informality of family days, then once the day is over you can return to the peaceful tranquillity of our countryside B&B.


The ruins of Byland Abbey

History

Bring the past to life in Yorkshire’s ruins, castles, and historic sites. There’s a wealth of history right on our doorstep.

Notable local historic attractions include the ruins of Byland Abbey (10min drive) and Rievaulx Abbey (20min drive), Helmsley Castle (20min drive), andPickering Castle (40min drive) to name but a few.