Best ways to spend the bank holiday

August Bank Holiday is just around the corner, and we’re all getting excited to spend it engaging in fun activities with our loved ones. Whether you choose to spend yours relaxing at the Feversham Arms or venture out to explore Helmsley, we’ve got lots of suggestions to help you fill your Bank Holiday with enjoyment.

The North York Moors National Park is perfect for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Offering many different walking routes, it’s ideal for anyone who appreciates a scenic venture. Cleveland Way, for example, is a 109-mile-long walk featuring stunning views, castles and fishing villages tucked into coves (don’t worry though, you don’t have to walk its full length!). If a gentler walk is more to your preference though, Ebor Way offers undulating farmland and a shorter route, at just 70 miles but with equal natural beauty.

For a more enclosed scenic experience why not try the Helmsley Walled Garden? Providing a riot of colour through its abundance of flowers, the garden has been established on its site at the edge of town for more than 250 years. And if you fancy a bite to eat whilst you’re there, you can enjoy the hospitality of the garden’s Vine House Café. Covering five acres of grounds, the garden allows visitors to walk for as long as they like, while admiring fresh produce, fruit trees and greenhouses as part of its varied offering.

Fancy a more relaxing Bank Holiday with a little less walking? Here at the Feversham Arms, our Sleep, Stay and Spa offer provides our guests with a 30 minute luxury treatment, full use of the Verbena Spa Heat Experience, as well as an overnight stay. It’s the perfect way to unwind with your friends and family – or even just to indulge in some blissful ‘me’ time.

Nothing screams British Bank Holiday more than a quintessential Afternoon Tea. With delicate homemade sandwiches, decadent scones and sweet cakes, we offer the ultimate afternoon indulgence for those with a sweet tooth, while our visitors also have the choice to add a glass of champagne, for a little extra sparkle.

Perhaps you’re more interested in historical artefacts? If this is the case, nearby Rievaulx Abbey’s ruins are well worth a visit. First built in the year of 1131, this monument is packed full of history and stories that are yet to be discovered by its visitors. Set in tranquil and atmospheric surroundings, Rievaulx Abbey is one of this part of the world’s most popular attractions. You’ll learn more about the history behind the Abbey in its indoor exhibition, while having the chance to enjoy some Yorkshire delicacies in the cafe.
Those art lovers amongst you will be pleased to hear that this coming Bank Holiday there will also be a Craft and Gift Fair held in Helmsley. From homemade cabinets and shelving to all kinds of decorative items, there are plenty of unique items for visitors to explore and admire.

Still stuck on deciding what to do on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend? Join us at Feversham Arms for a delicious, hearty Sunday Lunch, where you’ll enjoy a sophisticated twist on the typical Sunday offering, before indulging in one of a selection of England’s most favourite desserts.

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