See and Do

There is just so much to see and do
in this amazing part of North Yorkshire ...

Explore Knaresborough
Knaresborough's iconic viaduct, Castle, Market Square and Castle Ravens

Just 3 miles from Byways Boutique B&B, the picturesque market town of Knaresborough spills down to the River Nidd, whilst towering above the iconic viaduct spans the Nidd Gorge, witnessed in all its glory from Knaresborough Castle.  Cobbled paths and stone staircases lead down to the riverside, where boats rides, wonderful walks and inviting cafes await.  With a number of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and tea shops to enjoy, you won't want to leave our beautiful local town.  If you visit on a Wednesday, you can also experience Knaresborough's bustling market.


Take a boat out on the River Nidd - visit England's oldest tourist attraction, Mother Shipton's Cave - can you find all of the town's painted windows - and how many of the riverside tree sculptures will you spot?

Wonderful Walks

Walking is Caroline's passion, and she can provide details of amazing walks in the local area including some hidden gems.

Stunning Scenery
Simply Stunning Nidderdale

Voted Europe's favourite National Park, the Yorkshire Dales provides a dramatic landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and sweeping reservoirs.  Nidderdale's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is located 12 miles from Byways Boutique B&B, and we are the perfect base for discovering this truly amazing area.

Castles and Cathedrals
Ripley Castle, York Minster, Castle Howard and Ripon Cathedral

With a number of wonderful historic castles and cathedrals close by, you will have no trouble filling your days.  Castles nearby include Ripley Castle and its Deer Park, Spofforth Castle, Skipton Castle and the fabulous Castle Howard.  Cathedrals include Ripon Cathedral and, of course, the iconic York Minster.

Historic Houses
Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall, Markenfield Hall and Beningbrough Hall

For history enthusiasts, there are a number of interesting historic houses in close proximity to Byways Boutique B&B, including Newby Hall, Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens, and Markenfield Hall, not forgetting fabulous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Mesmerising Museums
National Railway Museum, York

For railway enthusiasts, exploring the National Railway Museum in York is a must and for aircraft enthusiasts, the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington beckons.  Historic York boasts the York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum, the York Dungeon, Fairfax House, Barley Hall, and the iconic Jorvic Viking Centre.

Glorious Gardens
Thorpe Perrow and The Himalayan Garden

There are so many gorgeous gardens to visit in North Yorkshire.  In addition to the above historic houses and their gardens, there is also RHS Harlow Carr, The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park, Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Bird of Prey Centre, Yorkshire Lavender, Scampston Walled Garden, The Forbidden Corner, York Gate Garden, Swinton Park, Kiplin Hall, and the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard.

Sensational Shopping
Knaresborough, Harrogate, York and Ripon all host
a variety of independent interesting shops

After browsing the independent shops in Knaresborough, head off to Harrogate to explore exclusive boutiques and designer labels to high street brands.  In York, wander the web of shopping streets and enjoy independent boutiques, vintage stores and popular high street names.  Also close by are Wetherby and Ripon, both of which also boast a number of independent shops.  The McArthur Glen Designer Outlet on the outskirts of York is also just a short drive away - perfect for some retail therapy on a rainy day!

With so much to see and do with Byways Boutique B&B
as your base, you simply won't want to go home.