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Church of All Saints, Pocklington

Church of All Saints, Pocklington

0.48km from Burnby Hall Gardens

All Saints, known locally as the "Cathedral of the Wolds", is a beautiful Grade 1 listed medieval building set in the center of the bustling market town of Pocklington, at the foot of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. It was built between 1190 and 1460 but there has been Christian worship on the site since the 7th century. The Church is open daily, offering a quiet place for prayer and reflection.

Conifer Lake

Conifer Lake

3.21km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Conifer Lake has been one of East Yorkshire’s fishing secrets for decades, surrounded and hidden by trees. It was one of the unique locations where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature and can have a swim in this beautiful water.

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

3.72km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is set in 53 acres of grounds and lakes. We offer a variety of watersports and activities suitable for all ages and abilities as well as a Lakeside Cafe, childrens play areas, woodland and lakeside walks and campsite. Plenty of local walks off site and places to visit in the local wolds town of Pocklington including the canals and Burnby Hall gardens.

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

5.99km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Jubilee Park is a community green space which has been developed through the efforts of local residents, with financial and other support from many sources. You can spend some good time in the middle of nature and it is easy to get in.

Pocklington Canal

Pocklington Canal

7.1km from Burnby Hall Gardens

The Pocklington Canal runs for 9.5 miles between East Cottingwith and Canal Head at Pocklington. This majestic rural waterway is one of the top canals for wildlife in the country. The four road bridges and nine locks are important heritage features and all of them are Grade II Listed. Seven miles of the canal is currently navigable and the entire canal has a towpath.

Bishop Wilton Wold

Bishop Wilton Wold

8.5km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Bishop Wilton Wold is the highest point of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The summit, known as Garrowby Hill, lies about 5 miles north of Pocklington. Although the actual highest point is by the main road, and unattractive, the rest of this walk is a fine introduction to the region. This is a relatively easy circular walk that works well in either direction.

St. Helen's Well

St. Helen's Well

10.53km from Burnby Hall Gardens

St Helen’s Well is a natural spring in the amphitheater setting of an old chalk and flint pit. It is sited just east of the hamlet of Santon in the Little Ouse valley. Water rises here directly from the Chalk bedrock. The Mediaeval site of St Helen’s Church is an interesting historical feature close by, marked by hummocky ground west of the quarry.

North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve

North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve

12.42km from Burnby Hall Gardens

A lovely woodland nature reserve rich in wildlife. One of the iconic attraction which was cared for and maintained by yirkshire wildlife trust. A woodland reserve with 3km of grass footpaths provides a circular trail around the reserve.

Yorkshire Wolds Railway

Yorkshire Wolds Railway

16.11km from Burnby Hall Gardens

A beautiful heritage railway right in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. The railway has a short demonstration line and an operational industrial diesel locomotive which provides cab rides to visitors. The railway has plans for expansion, work on which is underway as of April 2019. It was one of the iconic attractions which was set in the middle of beautiful nature.

Breighton Airfield

Breighton Airfield

16.93km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Breighton Airfield was a Second World War heavy bomber base and cold-war nuclear missile launch site. Now it was home to the historic aircraft collection of the Real Aeroplane Company and the Real Aeroplane Club, an active flying club whose members own and operate many unusual, classic and ex-military aircraft. One of the iconic attraction in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.

North Cave Wetlands

North Cave Wetlands

17.71km from Burnby Hall Gardens

North Cave Wetlands is a true example of a 21st Century nature reserve, developed in the footprint of a large sand and gravel quarry. It is is a peaceful place for a walk and to bird watch. There are also little ponds with dragonflies flying about. It is free to enter and park. It’s a great place to spend a day.

Kirkham Priory

Kirkham Priory

18.53km from Burnby Hall Gardens

The majestic riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley on the edge of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kirkham Priory was founded as an Augustinian monastic house around 1120 by Walter Espec, Lord of Helmsley. The area was later used to test the D-Day landing vehicles and was visited by Winston Churchill. The ruins are now Grade I listed and in the care of English Heritage.

Sir Tatton Sykes monument

Sir Tatton Sykes monument

20.08km from Burnby Hall Gardens

The monument is 120ft high. It was built in 1865, in honor of Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th baronet, by "those who loved him as a friend and honored him as a landlord", as the inscription says. Here he is, on his horse, in a detail from the many carvings on the monument.

Wagoners' Memorial

Wagoners' Memorial

20.24km from Burnby Hall Gardens

The Wagoners' Memorial is situated on the western side of Sledmere village, a little to the north of the gateway to the Church of St Mary. The unusual squat columnar memorial was designed by Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet, and built in 1919–20. It became a Grade II listed building in 1966, upgraded to Grade I in February 2016. The memorial pays tribute to the fact that many other people died in addition to the soldiers including drivers, doctors and stretcher-bearers.

Sledmere House

Sledmere House

20.36km from Burnby Hall Gardens

A wonderful Country House and Gardens available for hire for weddings and open seasonally to the public. Surrounding the stunning Grade I listed Sledmere House, which is still lived in and has been cherished by the Sykes family for over 250 years, are the renowned gardens , wonderful ‘Capability Brown’ parkland and Accredited Rare Breed conservation Farm Park alongside a fantastic children’s adventure play area.

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Garton on the Wolds

The Church of St Michael and all Angels, Garton on the Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a church of medieval origins that was built c.1132 for the prior of Kirkham Abbey. Long connected to the Sykes family of Sledmere, Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th Baronet engaged John Loughborough Pearson to undertake a major reconstruction of the building in 1856–1857.

Burton Bushes

Burton Bushes

22.58km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Burton Bushes consists of approximately 26 acres of natural woodland on the western boundary of the Beverley Westwood pasture. Thew woodland is a remnant of the primeval forests that once covered the pasture area. It is one of the special areas with a scientific interest.

Beverley Westwood

Beverley Westwood

23.2km from Burnby Hall Gardens

The Westwood is an open space on the west edge of Beverley; it being an ideal place for families to enjoy many activities on the lush green pastures. Visitors to the Westwood will notice that there is a Golf Course and Race Course on the pasture; it is understood that the Golf course is quite challenging and popular with visitors. The Race meetings are attracting increasing interest and it hosts several events and festivals during the year.

The Yorkshire Arboretum

The Yorkshire Arboretum

23.3km from Burnby Hall Gardens

Black Mill

Black Mill

23.53km from Burnby Hall Gardens

The Black Mill is a Grade II listed building in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is an open pasture that is a wonderful place to walk and take in the beautiful surroundings.

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Burnby Hall Gardens

Burnby Hall Gardens

33 The Balk, Pocklington, York YO42 2QF, UK

Burnby Hall Gardens, also known as Stewart's Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, are located close to the centre of Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire. They are home to the United Kingdom's national collection of hardy water lilies, and contain the largest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe. The lakes, originally created for fishing, are stocked with ornamental roach and carp that visitors can hand feed.