West House is the perfect place for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.
Among the treasures of Yorkshire, you might like to visit:
Richmond, a truly Georgian market town, is said to be the gateway to Swaledale, the most northerly Yorkshire Dale.
Northallerton is located at the northern end of the Vale of York and is a large retail market town. Only Darlington and York have more shops. It is the administrative centre of North Yorkshire County Council. Betty's, the famous tea rooms are located here as well as in York and Harrogate.
Whitby is an old whaling station and still retains much of its 18th Century architecture. Today it is a bustling seaside town with good restaurants and better fresh chip shops. For a quality meal of fish & chips, try The Magpie.
Darlington is a large market town in County Durham and is famous for its connection to the steel railway and as a centre for engineering and bridge building. Today it is a thriving town with lots of well known shops. There is a market day every Monday and Wednesday in the town centre.
York is the third most popular tourist location after London and Edinburgh and rightly so. It offers a Roman walled city, a 12th Century minster, Viking remains and some of the best shopping in the North of England. There are restaurants galore to suit every pocket and something to do for all ages. A great day out.
Kiplin Hall is a Jacobean Hall that was built in 1619 the house has belonged to four fascinating families, connected by blood or marriage. Former owners had royal connections including King John, James I, and Charles I and II
Ellerton Park is a fresh water, spring fed 60 acre lake. The park is ideal for all forms of water sports - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and diving. It is well stocked with Carp, Bream, Roach, Perch and Pike. They welcome Triathlon swimmers and open water swimmers for training.
Set in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, the 2.1-mile Croft Circuit is one of Britain's best loved motor sport venues, with the star-studded Dunlop British Touring Car Championship, British Rallycross Championship & Grand Prix, and its own acclaimed historic/retro 'Nostalgia' festival among its calendar of top-class events. Croft Circuit also offers the public the chance to sample its demanding track with some scintillating supercar driving experiences
The impressive ruins of Easy Abbey lie in picturesque surroundings by the River Swale in North Yorkshire. Easby is one of the best preserved monasteries of the Premonstratensian 'white canons', with the magnificent refectory, gatehouse and canons' dormitory remaining. The parish church within the precinct, which is still in use, contains rare 13th century wall paintings.
Covering 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England, including 5 National Collections. The Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre offers fascinating flying demonstrations and the chance to meet mammals such as meerkats, wallabies, pygmy goats and Shetland sheep.
Location of West House Bed and Breakfast
Exiting the A1 at Catterick follow the A6136 through Catterick village and past the race course on your left. Turn right at the traffic lights on to the B1263, passing through the village of Scorton. After 5 miles there is a garage on the right and a turning to North Cowton on the left. West house is approximately 0.5 miles through the village on the right.