Things to do in the area

The Black Horse Inn is nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, with so much to see and do in the great outdoors. Here we have picked just a handful to explore, but whilst here why not ask one the team for their favourite adventure spot!

Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens

Enjoy a trip back in monk history with a visit to Mount Grace Priory. Marvel at the stunning architecture in the ruins of this unique medieval priory, manor house complete with a reconstructed monk’s cell. Walk around this typical 14th-century priory church with its striking original tower and the great cloisters to witness the Carthusian lifestyle that makes this priory so unique. Take a look at the reconstructed monk’s cell to see what solitary Monk life was like.

Plus, with 13 acres of grand extensive gardens there even more outdoor adventures to be had. Onsite you will find The Orchard café serving hot and cold food and beverages with plenty of outdoor seating.

Location: Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 3JG
Price: £10 per adult, £6 per child, English Heritage members free
Parking: Free onsite

Captain Cooks Monument

If you’re looking for the perfect photo opportunity taking in the beauty of North Yorkshire, then the site of captain Cooks monument is it. Overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors this tall tower monument dedicated to the life of Captain Cooks adventures and offers a scenic way to see the valleys over which he grew up.

There are many walks from a simple walk to the tower to incorporating Roseberry Topping.

Location: Great Ayton, TS9 6JJ
Price: Free
Parking: Free, Gribdale car park

Roseberry Topping

Captain Cook climbed Roseberry topping as a boy and it’s said he gained his love of exploring from these early expeditions. Captain Cook’s Monument, a 16m high obelisk erected in his honour on Easby Moor can be seen to the south from the summit of Roseberry Topping.

Roseberry Topping may not be the biggest hill you’ll ever see, but with its unusual shape it will certainly be one of the most distinctive. The hill was created from the combination of a geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912 as it’s a popular local attraction.

Whilst here explore bluebell woods, heather moorland, the open expanses of Roseberry Common and a long-abandoned quarry. Three routes to the top, challenging, moderate and easy up to 1.4miles to the top.

Location: Newton-under-Roseberry, North Yorkshire, TS9 6QR
Price: Free
Parking: On-site, chargeable

Little Alpaca Company

If you’re feeling like you want more than a walk, how about taking an alpaca for a trek instead? Join a pack of alpacas in the North Yorkshire countryside at this family-run farm for a truly unique experience. Walk around the 6-acre site with your own alpaca, with refreshments at the end.

Participants must be over 13 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Children between 8 and 12 years can join the walk as non-walkers when accompanied by a minimum of 2 alpaca walkers. Please allow 2 hours for each experience and pre-booking is essential.

Location: Lonsdale Farm Lonsdale, Kildale, Great Ayton YO21 2RU
Price: £25 per walker
Parking: Free onsite

Richmond Castle

As one of Britain’s greatest Norman fortresses in Britain, Richmond Castle is sure to impress. Ideal for visiting with families or couples alike, this northern castle was originally built to keep unruly northerners at bay with its medieval defence. Today it stands within its own stunning gardens, perfect for a picnic. Look out for the secluded cockpit garden and medieval history points of interest across the attraction.

Location: Tower Street, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QW
Price: £5.30 for adults, £3.10 for children
Parking: Nearest parking is the Market Place