There are lots of places to visit when staying at Woodhouse Farm.

The Park is near the B6265 which goes from Ripon to Pateley Bridge, making it the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the North York Moors. There are also many country houses, abbeys, an arboretum, caves, a theme park and a race course nearby, all an easy drive away. Please click on the links below to check opening times etc. before visiting.

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a World Heritage Site and large country estate with 800 years of history; Abbey ruins, historic buildings and Georgian water gardens (pictured above).
  • Brimham Rocks are very unusual rock formations (pictured opposite) with fabulous views across to the North York Moors, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Ripon Cathedral was founded in AD 672 by St Wilfrid. The cathedral is popular landmark in the centre of a vibrant community. It has one of the oldest Saxon crypts in the country and many medieval carvings decorate the choir stalls.
  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park offers the ultimate adventure for all the family. Thrills, chills and spills with plenty of rides and roller coasters.
  • Black Sheep Brewery is located in the village of Masham. There is an informative tour of the brewery available and the opportunity to taste the ales while enjoying a meal in their Black Sheep Bar and Bistro.
  • Kilnsey Park offers fly fishing, nature trails, a restaurant, farm shop and red squirrels. What more could you want?
  • Malham is a pretty village close to Malham Cove. There are many caves around the area and Malham Tarn and Janet’s Foss waterfall (pictured opposite) are also close by.
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum is a private collection of rare trees and shrubs, one of the finest in Britain. There are birds of prey, animal collections, tree and nature trails, a fish lake, picnic area, tea rooms and play area.
  • Ripon Racecourse, known as Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, has been hosting some of the most exciting, prestigious and enjoyable racing in the country for more than 300 years.
  • Markenfield Hall desbribes itself as 'the loveliest place you’ve never heard of’. It is a mediaeval moated historic house which opens for talks, tours and teas.
  • Stump Cross Caverns, located in Nidderdale, it is one of the best show caves in the country. There is a gift shop and tea room as well.