There is plenty to see and do in the area, we have lived here for many years and are happy to point you towards local facilities or even further afield. Our shop also has leaflets for many local destinations. 


Our local village (Husthwaite) has free Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which includes a playpark for toddlers and older children, outdoor gym facilities and tennis court. 


There are also many excellent eating establishments a short distance from The Den - such as the Carlton Inn in Carlton Husthwaite, The Durham Ox in Crayke, The Plum & Partridge in Husthwaite and The Fauconberg Arms in Coxwold.

If Michelin Star dining is your thing, approximately 4 miles away there is The Black Swan at Olstead, recently voted the

best restaurant in the world. 


By foot or bike, we are a short distance from the villages of Husthwaite and Coxwold. The old railway line is a public footpath and Coxwold is approximately 2 miles by foot. Coxwold itself has a number of attractions; 

- St Michael's Church

- Shandy Hall 

- Newburgh Priory

- Coxwold Tea Rooms (The Coxwold) 

Walk-able eateries include; 

- The Tomahawk Steakhouse (15 minutes)

- The Fauconberg Arms in Coxwold (30 minutes) 

A short drive from Coxwold are the villages of Wass and Kilburn, with historic attractions such as The White Horse/Sutton Bank visitors centre and the ruins of Byland Abbey.

Approximately 5 miles away are the market towns of Easingwold and Thirsk. Thirsk was home to James Herriot, local vet and author, who wrote 'All Creatures Great and Small. His old surgery and home is now an award winning museum - ‘The World of James Herriot’.  Thirsk was also home to Thomas Lord -  The founder of Lord’s Cricket ground, who was born here in 1755 and his birthplace is now Thirsk Museum.

Approximately 10 miles away at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors lies the beautiful market town of Helmsley with many quaint tearooms and shops to browse, or visit attractions such as;

- National Bird of Prey Centre

- Duncombe Park 

- Helmsley Castle & Walled Gardens 

- Rievaulx Abbey, Temple and Terraces 

- Helmsley Brewery 

- Open air swimming pool 




We are 17 miles from the Historic City of York and an easy 20 minute drive down the A19. York is an impressive city, with a huge amount of things to see and do;

- York Minster 

- York Bar walls 

- Museum Gardens

- National Railway Museum

- Yorvik Viking Centre

- The Shambles 

- Ghost Tours 

- Yorks Chocolate Story

- Castle Howard 

Our family has lived in York and the area for many years and are more than happy to offer any advice on what to see and do in York or any of the surrounding towns such as Harrogate or Ripon.

Slightly further afield, the coastal towns of Whitby or Robin Hoods bay are within easy reach for a day trip.