Recognised as an are area of outstanding natural beauty, the Howardian Hills stretch over almost 80 miles of the North Yorkshire countryside, and are located between the Vale of York, North York Moors National Park, and the Yorkshire Wolds. The Howardian Hills name, is taken from the Howard family. In addition to the spectacular countryside, the area boasts grand houses, castles and monasteries which include Gilling Castle, Kirkham Priory, Nunnington Hall, Hovingham Hall Newburgh Priory and Castle Howard.
For walkers, a good way to explore the beauty and stunning landscapes of this area is the Centenary Way. This is a walk or route devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yorkshire County Council. and runs across the Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Wolds via Castle Howard and Wharram Percy. Walkers are able from the Centenary Way to link to other walks and trails in the North Yorkshire area. The Howardian Hills are also good for cyclists with the quieter roads and networks of bridleways and paths providing routes for both road cyclists.
If you are planning a visit to this area of outstanding natural beauty or looking to explore the North Yorkshire countryside by foot or cycle? Then why not stay at the Burn hall Hotel York which is located on the outskirts of the hills. The hotel offers 94 bedrooms with complementary WiFi and plenty of free parking. Start your day with our Yorkshire breakfast and then later after a day exploring the north Yorkshire countryside enjoy a home cooked meal featuring local Yorkshire produce in out hotel restaurant or bar. Spring and summer is a great time to explore the North Yorkshire Countryside and we currently have offers for two nights stays in the spring and summer months. Visit our offers page for details of the offers available. For availability enquire below or call our reservations team on 01347 825400