Hardcastle Crags and estate © Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags and estate

Aerial views

Enjoy the best birds-eye views without taking to the air. We've picked ten views that we think are simply breath-taking, especially in autumn where the colour changes every day. All you have to do is get there.

Shop for Christmas

Christmas doesn't have to be about the busy high streets and shopping centres. Do your Christmas shopping with us and you can shop till you drop and enjoy a peaceful walk, a warming fire and a great range of gift ideas.

Tasty winter food on the menu

This winter we'll have the finest seasonal produce on the menu in our cafes and restaurants. Sample delicious home grown ingredients and locally sourced produce in soups, stews, casseroles, cakes and scones.

Christmas crafts at Nostell Priory

If you've not started your Christmas shopping yet, then head to Nostell Priory and Parkland for our Christmas Craft Fair. On 29 and 30 November, you'll find lots of unique, locally-made items to browse including jewelry, crafts, cards and gifts. 

Christmas wreath workshops

Join an award winning florist to at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on 8, 9 or 10 December to help you create a Christmas wreath or swag of your very own. Choose from one or two sessions with the option of a tasty Christmas lunch.

Days out in and around York

There's lots to enjoy in and around York with Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Goddards and Treasurer's House all within short distance of each other. From crackling fires to bracing walks, indulgent hot chocolates or festive meals with friends, each place has a different story to tell.

Get outdoors

If you like life in the great outdoors, you'll love some of the great things you can do with us in the open air. Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a walker or you just like escaping for a while, find a special place to enjoy it in Yorkshire.

What's on

Festive breaks

Looking to escape for a short break over the Christmas period? We got some fabulous holiday cottages to choose from across the county, whether it's a quick getaway you're wanting or chance for the whole family to holiday together. Stay in the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or find a countryside retreat in the Yorkshire Dales.