There are some beautiful churches in the area its always worth a look in when you are visiting a local town or village, you will find many open and happy to accept visitors. Below is a selection of local churches that can easily be included in a day out from any of our cottages.
Pickering parish church is open during daylight hours and visitors are always welcome. There is a bookstall and a brochure explaining the church and the wall paintings. it is a Norman church with medieval additions, containing ‘the most complete collection of medieval wall paintings in the country’ (Pevsner).
St Gregory’s Minster
Saxon church in Kirkdale close to Kirbymoorside set in lovely countryside. It has a unique Saxon sundial, 7th century Celtic crosses and carved stones.
As the largest medieval gothic cathedral in northern Europe, and a treasure house of 800 years of stained glass, York Minster is a focal point for visitors to the city. Climb the 275 steps of the central tower for York’s finest viewpoint!
Medieval Gothic architecture, 1220-1400, Percy tomb, burial place of St John of Beverley, Saxon sanctuary chair, large collection of misericord seats dating 1520.