Cundall Lodge Farm is the ideal base from which to explore North Yorkshire. The following are some of our favourite things to see and do. You can find a wealth of information on


Things to see

York – only 19 miles from Cundall Lodge Farm, York is a beautiful city to visit. You can walk the ancient city walls, visit the stunning York Minster or enjoy the independent shops and vibrant eateries.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal - this National Trust Unesco World Heritage site is just 14 minutes away, with ancient abbey ruins and inspiring watergardens, as well as stunning walks.


Harrogate Spa Town - this Victoria Spa town is world famous for its spring and autumn flower shows as well as The Great Yorkshire Show!


Ripon - this delightful city has a gothic cathedral dating back to the 7th century, as well as curious events which enchant visitors, such as the nightly setting of the watch by the Hornblower.


Thirsk – this charming market town is most famous for being home to James Herriot, and you can visit the wonderful museum converted from his veterinary surgery!


Newby Hall and Gardens - this 17th century house 7 miles away has 26 acres of stunning gardens and regular events and outdoor concerts.

Things to do


Walking – Yorkshire is a beautiful county for walking with varied routes suitable for everyone. You are welcome to borrow wellies for a peaceful walk down to the River Swale on the farm. We have OS maps you can borrow as well as books of walks in Yorkshire for the more adventurous. Caroline is always happy to advise on post walk tea rooms too!

Yorkshire Dales – this national park is famous for its wonderful scenery and is perfect for walking, cycling or driving the Herriot trail to visit the locations of the "All Creatures Great & Small".


North Yorkshire Moors - this national park has a vibrant landscape, rich in heritage and culture, making it an inspiring place to visit.


Pamper Yourself…if you would like the chance to relax and unwind during your stay then Natural Beauty Thirsk is the perfect place. They offer a range of beauty treatments, from facials to reflexology and Indian Head Massage. Contact Tor at Natural Beauty on 07749 496931 for further details.


Eating Out – there are so many delicious places to eat out locally we've given them their own page here.