The historical city of York is just five miles away and the historic racecourse in York is only 4.3 miles away and offers guests a true feeling of historical grandeur as they meander their way through the cobbled streets with magnificent overhanging architecture sitting below the awe inspiring York Minster which proudly looks over the city. York attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and offers a good mix of history and culture with museums, theatres, well preserved Roman and Saxon relics and a famous wall built by the Romans to protect this beautiful city from attack during ancient times which surrounds the entire city. There are tea rooms, gift shops together with a good selection of modern day department stores, allowing the city to appeal to all tastes.
The village of Askham Bryan is surrounded by open fields with many public footpaths, ideal for dog walking, or perhaps that quiet evening stroll. The Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors are both just a short drive from Askham Bryan, with mile upon mile of unspoilt rolling countryside and numerous visitor attractions leading out towards the Yorkshire Heritage coastline with its popular seaside resorts and quiet coves and bays. However you chose to spend your holiday, you are sure to enjoy the warm Yorkshire welcome that will await you at Blacksmith’s Cottage