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Ampleforth College Golf Club

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 by

Adjacent to The Fairfax Arms is Ampleforth Golf Club – a challenging 9 hole layout in the grounds of Gilling Castle. The course is accessible by foot from the Fairfax, with the clubhouse and the first tee just along the lane. About The Course “The modern layout covers 9 holes of sloping parkland, with glorious

The Yorkshire Coast

Monday, 27 April 2015 by

The Yorkshire Coast is less than an hour’s drive and you can explore the towns of Scarborough, Whitby, Filey & Robin Hood’s Bay or take a trip on the infamous North York Moors Railway which was used in the filming of the Harry Potter films. Take in the stunning scenery on one of the steam

Abbeys and Castles

Monday, 27 April 2015 by

North Yorkshire is also home to a large number of ruined abbeys and castles, including the nearby Byland Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle as well as Whitby Abbey & the beautiful Fountain’s Abbey which are a little further afield but certainly worth the trip.

Stately Homes

Monday, 27 April 2015 by

A visit to North Yorkshire would not be complete without a trip to one of the numerous stately homes. Within a ten mile radius of The Fairfax Arms we have Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park, Newburgh Priory and Hovingham Hall.

Howardian Hills

Monday, 27 April 2015 by

Our location in the Howardian Hills and on the edge of the North York Moors makes us perfectly situated for walking and cycling. For those interested in other outdoor activities we can certainly recommend Ampleforth College Golf Course which is located in the village itself, Kirkbymoorside Golf Course , Sinnington Riding School and Yorkshire 4×4


Monday, 27 April 2015 by

There are many things to see and do whilst visiting this picturesque part of the world. Take a stroll up to Ampleforth Abbey & College you can sample Father Rainer’s Cider or take tea in the tea room. The school is also home to St Alban’s Centre, a leisure centre that is open to the