Howardian Hills AONB - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York YO62 5BP, UK
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About Howardian Hills AONB
The Howardian Hills stretch from Helmsley and Coxwold, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, down to Kirkham Priory and the River Derwent. It form 79 square miles of well-wooded undulating countryside between the flat agricultural Vales of Pickering and York. It has habitats including lowland broadleaved woodland, wood pasture, veteran trees, limestone and neutral grasslands and fen meadows.
Attractions Near Howardian Hills AONB
Yorkshire Lavender is a lavender farm with a garden and a nursery, situated in the Howardian Hills. There is a Mediterranean Dry Garden, Sensory Garden and Lavender Maze. This award-winning Lavender Farm and Gardens is set in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They propagate and sell a huge range of unusual perennials, biennials, annuals, grasses, alpines and wildflowers together with a large selection of lavender and herb plants in our Specialist Plant Nursery.
Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England with ornate interiors, landscaped gardens and adventure playground and so more to enjoy. The house is familiar to television and film audiences as the fictional "Brideshead", both in Granada Television's 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and in a two-hour 2008 adaptation for cinema. Today, it is part of the Treasure Houses of England group of heritage houses.
Nunnington Hall is a country house situated in the English county of North Yorkshire. The river Rye, which gives its name to the local area, Ryedale, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington. A stone bridge over the river separates the grounds of the house from the village. Above, a ridge known as Caulkley's Bank lies between Nunnington and the Vale of York to the south.
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.
Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire's finest historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. It has an Ionic Temple, by Vanbrugh, at its north end and a Tuscan Temple at its south end. There is a Father Time sundial by van Nost. Barry's forecourt pavilions enclose Italianate nineteenth century parterres.
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Discover More Attractions in North Yorkshire, Where Howardian Hills AONB Is Located
North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.