The Local Area


With breath-taking view around every corner, it’s not surprising that Terrington is on several marked walks through the rolling Howardian Hills.  Many visitors come to village form home and abroad to visit the NormanTerrington Church Church where there is the grave of Richard Spruce, one of the brave Victorian Plant Hunters who travelled the World to bring back new floral specimens.

It has a well-stocked village shop and tea room in the heart of the village.  The multi-award winning Yorkshire Lavender farm and specialist plant nursery is on the edge of the village where you can sit in the café and take in the marvellous views over the Vale of York.

York MinsterYork:

A city rich in ancient history with its quaint cobbled streets, the iconic York Minster and many visitor attractions.  There are many places to visit and a great variety of cafes and restaurants. Out of town new shopping outlets are also very popular.   Follow the links for a few ideas.

Castles, Halls and Stately Homes:

Just a few miles from Terrington is Castle Howard,  home of the Howard family for over 300 years. This finest of Yorkshire’s historic houses and estates with its stunning architecture and idyllic gardens is often used as theCastle Howard backdrop for period dramas on both the small and large screens.

Nearby and also well worth a visit are Duncombe Park, home of Lord and Lady Feversham and Nunnington Hall, a picturesque manor house on the banks of the River Rye. There are many National Trust properties and English Heritage castles and ruins in North Yorkshire.

Yorkshire’s National Parks:

Just an hour’s drive away from Terrington are the two very different but beautiful National Parks.  The North Yorkshire Moors with its dramatic landscape can be seen by car, foot or on the North Yorkshire Moors RailwayYorkshire Moors. The rolling Yorkshire Dales with its dry stone walls and rich cultural heritage is also a special place.Terrington Looking North