The Cresswell Arms is a traditional country inn, which has been extensively modernised, ideal if you are looking for affordable accommodation. Only 5 minutes from Castle Howard on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, it’s the perfect place to stay on your visit to North Yorkshire, The Yorkshire Wolds, or the coast. Come and enjoy our real fire in winter, or sun-terrace in summer.

This is a classic stone built country inn dating back to the 1800s when it was flanked by a blacksmith and a butcher. The hotel has modern accommodation with all mod-cons, and is situated on the B1257 road between Helmsley and Malton approximately 3 miles west of Malton, Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

The Cresswell Arms, famous for its bed and breakfast accommodation, is ideally situated for all the fascinating attractions that Ryedale has to offer such as:

Castle Howard

(5.7 miles away)

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.

Website: www.castlehoward.co.uk

Nunnington Hall

(7.3 miles away)

A sheltered walled garden, with spring-flowering organic meadows, orchards and flamboyant peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house, nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Enjoy the atmosphere of this former family home. Explore period rooms while hearing the Hall’s many tales, and then discover one of the world’s finest collections of miniature rooms in the attic. The Hall also holds a series of important art and photography exhibitions during the year. Why not make a day of it? Its proximity to Rievaulx Terrace makes it an ideal double visit in one day.

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-nunningtonhall

Riveaulx Abbey

(7.3 miles away)

If peace and tranquillity is what you seek from a family day out in Yorkshire, then Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice. Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North.

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey

Kirkham Priory

(9.6 miles away)

Beautifully placed between the city of York and the town of Malton , the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds. At this peaceful tourist attraction, learn all about the secret visit of Winston Churchill during World War II and unlock the connection between Helmsley Castle and the priory. A perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you’re walking or cycling in this area of outstanding beauty and discover the story of monk’s life or enjoy a picnic by the river in the Augustinian ruins.

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kirkham-priory

Byland Abbey

(14.1 miles away)

The ruins of Byland Abbey stand beneath the Hambleton Hills, just over a mile from the village of Coxwold, in North Yorkshire. This was not the original location and the monks occupied four sites before settling here in 1177. The community had to work hard to prepare the site at Byland for habitation. They cleared woodland, built ditches to drain the marshy land and embarked on a highly ambitious system of water management. This involved extensive alterations to the watercourse, and the construction of fish ponds, dams and lakes. Surviving earthworks from these ponds and their dams are amongst the most remarkable of their kind in this region.

Website: http://cistercians.shef.ac.uk/byland/location/

Flamingo Land

(6.7 miles away)

The UK’s only Theme Park, Zoo and Holiday Park all on one site. Flamingo Land is one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions and last year we attracted over 1.4 million visitors. It’s not just the kids who love Flamingo Land, everyone does! Visit us for a day and you’ll go home wishing you could stay longer. So join us for a weekend break, or even better still, a week or two of fantastic family fun.

Website: www.flamingoland.co.uk/

Eden Camp

(5.2 miles away)

Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, 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. It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two.

Website: www.edencamp.co.uk

Pickering Market Town

(11.7 miles away)

Pickering is an historic market town and the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park. Pickering is located in the North Yorkshire district of Ryedale between York and the North Yorkshire Coast, making it the ideal holiday location for visitors to the region.

Website: www.pickering.uk.net

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

(11.7 miles away)

With our magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time. From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic.

Website: www.nymr.co.uk

Hemlsley Market Town

(12.4 miles away)

Helmsley is on the road from Thirsk to Scarborough and offers a welcome stop for refreshments and a well-earned rest. In the centre of the of the town square is a statue of Lord Feversham, not the current lord, but one of his ancestors. The castle is well worth a visit and can be found just out of the square. Built around1200 and was once known as Furstan Castle. Sir Charles Duncombe bought the castle after it was rendered useless by Oliver Cromwell. The current Earls of Feversham are descended from Sir Charles. The Fevershams live in the Vanbrugh built mansion, Dumcombe Park, just on the edge of the village. There is a very fine church just off the square and houses a letter written by David Livingston when he was in Africa.

Website: www.ryedale.co.uk/ryedale/helmsley/helmsley.html

Kirbymoorside Market Town

(11.2 miles away)

Kirkbymoorside, or Chirchebi as it was called in the Doomsday Book, this busy market town offers a wide range of facilities and service. The Wednesday market started in 1254 is still in business today with a variety of individual stalls lining the cobbled streets and is one of the few private markets left. Kirkbymoorside is full of history and the streets reflect the various phases of the town’s development.

Website: www.kirkbymoorsidetowncouncil.gov.uk/Core/Kirkbymoorside-TC/Pages/Default.aspx

Malton Market Town

(3.4 miles away)

Nestling in the heart of Ryedale, this bustling, thriving market town offers visitors the perfect mix of independent specialist shops, craft skills, delicious local fare and generous hospitality…plus two hours’ free parking in the central Market Place.

Website: http://welovemalton.co.uk/

Other attractions:

The North Yorkshire Moors(14.7 miles away), the Yorkshire Wolds(20.9 miles away), the East Coast resorts of Whitby(32.2 miles away), Scarborough(26.7 miles away), Filey(26.4 miles away) and Bridlington(32.9 miles away) are all within easy reach not to mention the historic city of York.(18.3 miles away)