The Howardian Hills
The Howardian Hills AONB covers 204 sq km (79 sq miles) of the North Yorkshire countryside, nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. It is a unique and captivating landscape with its well-wooded rolling countryside, patchwork of arable and pasture fields, scenic villages and historic country houses with classic parkland landscapes.
Eden Camp Museum
Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton.
Today Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two and beyond.
Flamingo Land offers a Theme Park, Zoo and Holiday village within its 375 acre site. Flamingos were one of the first inhabitants at the Zoo and became the site mascots, hence the name Flamingo Land. Today the Zoo has more than 1000 animals, exotic birds, fish and reptiles.
The Theme park has over 100 rides ranging from white knuckle thrillers to gentle children’s rides.
The Yorkshire Wolds
The Yorkshire Wolds are a series of gently undulating hills and valleys south of the North York Moors and east of the Vale of York which stretch in a broad arc from the city of Hull and the market town of Beverley to the coastal resorts of Filey and Bridlington on the Yorkshire Coast.
The geology of the wolds is predominantly of chalk, giving rise to a landscape and countryside which is highly reminiscent of the downs of southern England. The hills meet the sea at the headland at Flamborough and the dramatic sea cliffs at Bempton .
The Wolds Way long distance footpath and the Way of the Roses cycle route pass through the Yorkshire Wolds.
North Yorkshire Moors
The North York Moors National Park is one of the most stunning landscapes in the country, it will simply make you stand and stare.
It really is a very special place. The great variety of landscapes in the North York Moors is what truly makes it unique and gives it a character which so many people can enjoy.
This is a land where dreams are made. Here you can experience the vast open space of moorland, listen to the call of the upland birds, walk for miles and miles or sit and watch the world go by.
Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape.
Visit and enjoy world-renowned collections, stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playground. Castle Howard’s changing programme of events and exhibitions offers something for all the family, as well as an excuse to visit time and time again. When visiting, do not forget to visit the estate shops, which include a busy Farm Shop and Garden Centre