Half way between Driffield and Bridlington lies Burton Agnes Hall, a beautiful Elizabethan house famous for its 17th century carvings and the fine collection of modern paintings, bronzes, furniture and porcelains. The gardens are a real treat with lots of secret areas and garden games such as chess, draughts, snakes and ladders, quoits and hop scotch hidden away. Try to find the secret of time in the middle of the maze, its great fun, and their woodland walk feels enchanted with many sculptures along the way, look out for the spider! A courtyard houses arts and craft shops, a plant stall and a lovely little café with indoor and al fresco dining. The children’s corner is also fun place for families to relax and enjoy a picnic.
There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years. Whether you just want a day of relaxation looking around the gardens, to enjoy lunch in the Terrace Café or take in fine examples of art and architecture, everyone can enjoy Sledmere. With their ever expanding list of events from regular craft festivals and shows and the ever expanding 'Tribfest', one visit is never enough.
The most famous and intensively studied of Britain’s 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote (be ready for a walk to get to it!) but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley. Above the substantial ruins of the church and a recreated fishpond, the outlines of many lost houses are traceable on a grassy plateau. First settled in prehistoric times, Wharram flourished as a village between the 12th and 14th centuries, before final abandonment in about 1500. Graphic interpretation panels tell its story and recreate the original appearance of the buildings.