Plan Your Stay 

Beautiful Scenery 
The lower Yorkshire Dales has so much to offer not just beautiful scenery of Nidderdale but Ivy Bank is a central hub to visit Ripon, market towns like Masham with its sheep fair, the UK’s oldest sweet shop with the charms of Pateley Bridge or the spa history of Harrogate with Bettys or the beautiful Spa Garden’s / Harlow Carr. As well as York, Thirsk and much more 
Plan, Visit, Eat 
There is so much to see in North Yorkshire and explore from Ivy Bank . . . Market towns, sheep fairs, castles to explore, caves to crawl, cafes to try and walks to do. 

Nearby Attractions within 20min drive 

 Fountains Abbey & Studley Watergardens  

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles (5 km) south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for 407 years, becoming one of the wealthiest monasteries in England until its dissolution, by order of Henry VIII, in 1539. 
Having personally worked at fountains  
for all-most a decade in hospitality events  
& catering theres so many spots on the  
estate well worth a visit  

 Brimham Rocks (National Trust ) 

Brimham Rocks, once known as Brimham Crags, is a 183.9-hectare (454-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Geological Conservation Review (GCR) site, 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, on Brimham Moor in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 
Once at brimham head off the main track to find all the hidden gems and views. 
from the car park head left to see the view over Nidderdale  

 The Himalayan Garden  and Sculpture Park 

Inspired by the Himalayas, the park & garden is home to over 20,000 plants, including one of the North’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias. The terrain undulates with steep paths in some areas, meandering through 45 acres of woodlands, gardens, an arboretum, and alongside tranquil lakes with a multitude of wildlife. Over 90 contemporary sculptures are dotted around the park, carefully chosen to enhance the surrounding environment. Dogs are welcome on leads. Steep inclines make it unsuitable for wheelchair users. 

 Sycamore Nook Therapies 

Introducing a lovely selection of friendly animals available to visit a variety of occasions both for therapeutic benefits & 'just for fun' enjoyment. 
The team includes; 
Miniature Shetland ponies (non-ridden), Guinea pigs, Pet sheep, Jack Russell Terrier 
Packages tailor made to suit your needs. Venues include; children parties, weddings, hospitals, care homes, private homes, schools, shows, markets & social groups for all ages. Activities include; stroking & cuddling, brushing, reading, walking, playing, talking, litter picking, foraging & more! 


 Masham 15 min drive 

Walk around town and look for the Masham Bones – the site of 58 skeletons dating from pre-Norman times and find their final resting place in the churchyard. Visit Marfield Wetlands Nature Reserve on the outskirts of town and enjoy some fine bird-watching from one of the hides. Alternatively just chill out with a picnic 

 Pateley Bridge 25 min 

Nestled in the heart of Nidderdale, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you can experience all the charms of rural life as well as visit numerous attractions in and around the local area. Pateley Bridge is the perfect place to start your exploration of the Yorkshire Dales, to enjoy the stunning scenery which brings visitors back year after year, no matter what the season. We can guarantee you won’t be short of things to see and do. 

 Harrogate 30 min drive 

Harrogate is the definitive boutique spa town in the heart of Yorkshire. Its thriving streets buzz with busy Harrogate shops and eateries. An eclectic cultural scene of events is interspersed among many popular consumer shows and the spa heritage that can be seen at every turn. 

 Days Out in Ripon  Ripon Cathedrial, Market square, Police museum, court house , spa gardens & enough cafes to feed an army 


 Days Out in Swaledale  Masham upwards to Hawse with many magical places to stop see on the way 


 Days Out in Nidderdale  Fountains Abby, Nidderdale has allot to offer   


 Walks from site 

 Off road Cycle routes from site 

 Other Places Worth Visiting  

 Hackfall Woods 

 Newby Hall, Ripon 

 Skipton & Canal 


 Yorkshire Dales 

 Brymore ice cream 


Proudly supporting local businesses 

The village pub “The Queens Head” within walking distance with an open fire, home cooked proper pub food and local ales. Highly recommended and best to book in during busy periods. 
The local chippy within walking distance to the site, can pre order online and simply collect. 

 Food Deliveries  

Free Delivery 6 days a week 
- Simply pick your dishes & which delivery time 18:00 / 22:00 
- Then send your order to the Ivy Banks Facebook -  
Orders placed with the takeaway directly, the takeaway will charge for delivery outside of the free delivery slots . 

 The Village Shop 

A small village shop selling all your basic needs: 
Local & national newspapers 
Wines & spirits 
Fresh locally made sandwiches, snacks & drinks 
Coffee machine 
Opening Times: 
Mon-Sat – 6.30am – 6.00pm 
Sunday – Closed 
Highside Butchers is a family run business, established for over 30 years and is situated in the centre of Kirkby malzeard next to the post office (that was). 
It is run by father and son with the help of two other staff. The majority of the business is generated from customers walking through the door or deliveries to individuals. A few select catering outlets are supplied. 
Customers can place orders by phone or email, they are then prepared in advance, saving the customer queuing time. This is advised for deep freeze and other large orders Any reasonably sized orders can be delivered at no extra cost.  All of our meat is of British origin most of which is sourced from local farms. 
Fresh game is also sourced from local estates and mooreland, including grouse and mallard from Dallowgill. Other game available include partridges, hares, pheasants and venison from Studley Royal. 

 A year in the Yorkshire Dales National Park  

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