History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy
The area near Fridaythorpe and Thixendale is perhaps the most remote area of the Wolds, with steep sided valleys rising to open hilltops. Across those hilltops runs the long distance national trail called the Wolds Way, which stretches from the Humber near Hull, to the North Sea south of Scarborough. The Wolds way passes the evocative remains of Wharram Percy, the most heavily studied deserted medieval village in England. Near Wharram Percy is Kirkham Priory, a medieval monastery situated in a lovely setting beside the River Derwent.
In the north east of the Wolds is Burton Agnes Hall, a superb Elizabethan manor house. Beside the Hall is Burton Agnes Manor, part of the original Norman dwelling here. Just a few miles away is the Rudston Monolith, the tallest standing stone in England at almost 26 feet in height.
The heritage of the Wolds can be explored at Warter, where the redundant parish church has been turned into the Wolds Heritage Centre.
Yorkshire Wolds Attractions
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Wolds Way National Trail - 0 miles (Countryside)
Thixendale, St Mary's Church - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village - 1.9 miles (Historic Building)
Wharram-le-Street Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Kirby Underdale, All Saints Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Fridaythorpe, St Mary's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
North Grimston, St Nicholas Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church)
Fimber, St Mary's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Yorkshire Wolds:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Point
Ryedale District Council
Old Malton Road