Top 10 attractions around The Fauconberg


We are surrounded by glorious countryside so if you want to stay around the local area you can! There is no need to hop in the car. If you love horse riding, we will give your horses a home whilst you stay with us, we have fully functioning stables that your horse will love.

If you want to venture further, we have compiled different activities for the whole family to enjoy. The City of York, a historic British city with an up to date high street, stunning Minster and medieval walls to walk around. With local castles and attraction such as Byland Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Shandy Hall all gorgeous historic landmarks to explore.

Nothing is too far, a quick car journey or a scenic walk away! We have everyone covered for the perfect stay at The Fauconberg.





1.Byland Abbey
Outstanding rose windows, medieval floor tiles pavements and some of the earliest Gothic architecture in Northern England, Byland Abbey was one of the greatest Cistercian monasteries in its time. To this day, much of the church still stands proud in a beautiful setting suitable for anyone fascinated by our British history or bespoke architecture. Byland Abbey inspired the dishing of the famous York Minster rose window! Artefacts, historical information and updates can be found in the museum surrounded by nature of wildflowers, birds and you may even spot some hedgehogs, buzzards and kestrels on your visit. Situated around one and a half miles away from The Fauconberg, you can travel there in minutes by car, or take a scenic walk which will take you less than half an hour. A perfect stop for walkers and cyclists.


2. Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey is another fascinating focal point for the great English heritage. A picturesque, beautiful and tranquil abbey that has been the centre of many visitors wanting to learn more about our heritage, be creative or for a family day out, for a long time now. Rievaulx Abbey became renowned for a beacon of inspiration for poets, painters and scholars who wish to flourish in their creations. Also accompanied by a museum, suitable for groups, dogs and highly accessible Rievaulx Abbey is at the top of our to-do list in Coxwold. Just a 20-minute car journey from The Fauconberg, this is a great place for cyclists too!


3. Racecourses
The Faucounberg is surrounded by many gorgeous racecourses making us the perfect spot to stay for any racegoer! Thirsk racecourse, a beautiful racecourse with optional hospitality boxes and dining is just a 15-minute drive from The Fauconberg. The racecourse offers weekend racing, evening racing, a true showcase of horse racing and fun to celebrate Irish day, a spectacular Ladies Day and family days. Thirsk racecourse really does do it all. Ripon racecourse is also nearby, just under a 30 minute car journey. And Catterick racecourse is just over 30 minutes in the car.





4. Horseriding
Do you love horse riding, too? We have facilities to keep your horse at stables near to The Fauconberg. There is beautiful scenery surrounding our picturesque pub that allows any horse rider to escape and enjoy the freedom of riding. Get in touch with us to book your room in The Fauconberg and arrange an overnight nearby stay for your horse!


5. Helmsley
A gorgeous neighbouring market town, Helmsley is situated near Ryedale and the Vale of Pickering. We recommend a visit to Helmsley for the outdoors-ey, the shopper and the relaxer. With a variety of brilliant attractions to see or do, Helmsley is about a 30min drive from The Fauconberg. From unique shopping experiences to historical attractions like Helmsley Castle and the Helmsley Arts Centre offering theatre, music, cinema and exhibitions, there is something for everyone to do! Our favourite part is the Feversham Arms Spa, a gorgeous place to sit back and relax with bespoke treatments, gorgeous scenery. A truly secluded luxury retreat.


6. York
York is the closest city to our cosy pub and restaurant. Famous for its historic landmarks like the York Minster, York Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower the city’s medieval walls, York is a great day out for the historian, shopper and those that like to enjoy a nice meal and a drink by the river. York is scattered with historical buildings with a modern takeover through the bustling high street, educational museums and many traditional Yorkshire pubs. York has great transport links from the City so you can travel to it in 30 minutes by car, once you are in the city centre there are exceptional bus routes if necessary, most destinations are very close together.




7. Newburgh Priory
An area of outstanding natural beauty, Newburgh Priory is situated less than a mile from Fauconberg and is open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays during April, May and June. With beautiful views, it is also a stunning wedding venue. Newburgh Priory hosts the first Yorkshire Plant Fair of the year! Taking place on Sunday 19th April it is the hot spot for gorgeous plants and a day of exploration. This event has been taking place since 2007 and continues to bring together niche plants from respected plantsmen and women, gardeners, friends and families. And the best bit… Newburgh Priory is dog friendly, too!


8. Shandy Hall
The former home of the 18th-century novelist, Laurence Sterne, Shandy Hall opens its two acres of beautiful gardens to the public on advertised days and by appointment. Within the gardens sits Shandy Hall, an accredited museum. You can have a look into the museum through this video here. Each year, Coxwold Open Gardens and the National Gardens Scheme, open Shandy Hall for evening visits to highlight their work on moth recording. Moths caught the previous night are identified and released and the trap is set for the following night. Over 430 different species have been recorded in the gardens so far and you can visit the hall to learn more about these beautiful and rarely seen creatures on these occasions.





9. Scenic Strolls
We are surrounded by the most beautiful countryside in Coxwold. You could leave The Fauconberg and find yourself amidst the gorgeous country scenery. There are many organised walks around, ask in the pub for details. Kilburn and the White Horse is about a 10-minute drive from The Fauconberg and takes you to an 8.5-kilometre trail suitable for a hike, walk or a run! The walk offers great views of Coxwold and the majestic White Horse at Kilburn. Come prepared for this one as the terrain is moderate, with grassy paths, stiles and handsome footbridges.

10. Bird of Prey Centre
Fancy a flying visit to the York Bird of Prey Centre? Their new centre opened in 2013, where you confined over 80 birds with 45 different species! This conservation area hosts opportunities to handle the birds, feed the birds and watch amazing flying displays. Just a 20-minute drive from The Fauconberg, this is a family day out suitable for all ages!


Want to book your perfect stay? You can book one of our incredible rooms via our website or get in touch to discuss your requirements. 


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Fantastic little diamond
We were made very welcome, by the owner and the locals. Fantastic room. Spotless, with lovely bathroom. Breakfast lovely. Only regret is we couldn't stop for more night. We will be back hopefully in summer. I would recommend this place to everyone...
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