English Heritage

You can explore more than a millennium of history at English Heritage sites in North Yorkshire. Visit abbeys, priories, & castles or for a more up to date view of Yorkshire take in York Cold War Bunker built in 1961 to monitor nuclear explosions and fallout in the event of a nuclear war.  

English Heritage Sites 

Byland Abbey (28.5m)

Cliffords Tower (28m)

Helmsley Castle (26.5)

Kirkham Priory (13.5m)

Pickering Castle (18.5m)

Rievaulx Abbey (29m)

Scarborough Castle (18m)

Wharram Percy Medieval Village (7m)

Whitby Abbey (38m)

York Cold War Bunker (28m)


  • Natural Stone Floors
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Cosy Woodburning Stove
  • Traditional Bedsteads with Luxury Linen
  • Luxurious bathrooms
  • Welcome Basket of Local Produce
  • Village location
  • Free Wifi

The Old Forge on Britain's Finest

Guest Comments

Very well thought out accommodation, we were very comfortable. Had a great stay, many thanks. Appreciated the flowers & basket - nice touch.

The McInnes Family, Middlesborough
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