Enjoy these railways in Yorkshire

Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale railway runs very close by Dalesend Cottages. The line cuts through our private estate land and we can hear the steam train whistles. Marvel at the landscapes from the comfort of your seat without the driving hassle.

Wensleydale Railway website

Settle to Carlisle Railway

Our guests recommend this as a day trip extraordinaire. Drive to Settle, then book on a lunch train for a return trip. Hold on to your seats, this rail line crosses some breath-taking viaducts, such as The Ribblehead Viaduct.

Settle – Carlisle website

North York Moors Railway

It’s a bit of a drive from here to Pickering, but from there you can take the train through the moors all the way to Whitby.

NYMR website

Visit great gardens in Yorkshire

Constable Burton Hall Gardens, Leyburn

Our closest gardens are Constable Burton Hall gardens, Leyburn. Its tulip displays in the spring are a constant favourite for locals and visitors.

Constable Burton Hall Gardens website

Castle Howard, near York

Further afield is Castle Howard, as seen in the TV series Brideshead Revisited and Victoria. A grand and well-known Yorkshire house, it offers so much to see and do on a day out.

Castle Howard website

Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley

If you’re heading to the market town of Helmsley, its Walled Garden is a charming spot.

Helmsley Walled Garden website

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale

We think this is real gem so close to our cottages. If you want to go outside but not drive miles, this is your go-to option. We love walking amongst its fine private collection of trees and shrubs, enjoying the birds of prey and mammal centre. There are even meerkats and a café. Perfect.

Thorp Perrow website<