Local Area

If you can bring yourself to leave our superb Verbena Spa, there are a wealth of excursions to visit in the region. There is simply no end to the potential you have to enjoy your stay here with us.

Our recommendations

Helmsley Castle
The prolific Helmsley Castle was built in the early twelfth century, so a visit here provides a deep dive into its rich heritage of conquest, with an interactive exhibition, audio tour and helpful visitor centre.
View the Helmsley Castle Site

North York Moors National Park
Rolling hills, undulating countryside trails and a simply majestic coastline; this is so much more than just your standard park. Covering over a thousand miles of land, the North York Moors hold a wealth of possibilities for exploration.
View the North York Moors National Park Site

National Centre for Birds of Prey
Award-winning (like us), the National Centre for Birds of Prey will captivate visitors with daily flying demos and Northern England’s largest featured collection of birds of prey, just minutes from our doorstep.
View the National Centre for Birds of Prey Site

Helmsley Walled Garden
Situated just below Helmsley Castle are over five outstandingly beautiful acres of horticultural harmony at the Helmsley Walled Garden. A botanical breath of fresh air with vibrant colours in every direction.
View the Helmsley Walled Garden Site

Byland Abbey
A striking building with origins in the 12th century. At one point in time Byland Abbey was one of the most impressive monasteries in England.
View the Byland Abbey Site

Rievaulx Abbey & Terrace
Just a short stroll from Helmsley Castle you will find the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. The on-site museum features exclusive artefacts and historic tales to help visitors piece together the truth about this magnificent monastery.
View the Rievaulx Abbey & Terrace Site

Duncombe Park
The exquisite Duncombe Park is a sight to be seen and one of the region’s most extravagant estates. The most senior member of the Duncombe Family is in fact the Baron Feversham, for whom we are named.
Visit the Duncombe Park Site