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Last building on the right handside on the main Abbey site, adjacent to the visitors carpark.
From the A1/M1 link, take the A64 towards York. Take the A1237 (bypass) north round York, and after several roundabouts turn left onto the Helmsley Road (B1363) which takes you, via Sutton-on-the Forest, Stillington, Brandsby and Gilling East, to Oswaldkirk. At Oswaldkirk, turn left. The main entrance to the Abbey is on the left approximately two miles along this road and is clearly marked by a green sign.
Turn off the A1/M1 link at A168 towards Thirsk. As soon as you are able, turn off onto the A19 and drive south for about 3 miles. Bear left to Thirkleby and go to Coxwold. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the crossroads and go through Byland, Wass and Ampleforth village. Continue for about another mile until you see a green sign on the right marking the main entrance to the Abbey.
Turn off A1/M1 link at A168 towards Thirsk. Cross the A19 and join the A170 to Scarborough. Go through Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe and up Sutton Bank (not suitable in bad weather). After about eight miles, turn right onto the B1257 (through Sproxton) signposted to York and aim for York. Please ignore the sign at the bottom of the rise which indicates Ampleforth to the right and continue on until you are signed right to York. In the village of Oswaldkirk, turn right on the bend at the foot of the hill. The main entrance to the Abbey is on the left approximately two miles along this road and is clearly marked by a green sign.
From the A1/M1, turn onto the A61 to Thirsk. As soon as you are able, take the A170 signposted to Scarborough and follow directions given above.
King’s Cross to York 2 hours (running every half hour) Please note that Ampleforth Abbey is 22.3 miles from York Station. Trainline & Eastcoast trains offer significant discounts for tickets booked in advance from www.thetrainline.com and www.eastcoast.co.uk
STEPHENSONS of Easingwold provide a service daily between York and Helmsley via Ampleforth. Please check with Stephensons direct as they do change the timetable. There may be additional services through School Holidays etc. please telephone Stephensons direct for more information.
Their telephone number is 01347 838990, or check the website at: www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk
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York to Ampleforth. The cheaper taxi firms from York-Ampleforth and reverse are:
D and P Taxis of York: 01904 764764 £36 one way
Pam’s Taxis of East Gilling: 07800 967620 £35 one way
Other local firms who may be available are:
659 Taxis of York: 01904 659659 £35-40
Morse Taxis: 07767 418805 £40
1-2-1 Taxis: 07812 972707 £40
RED Taxis: 07760 160244 £50 for 7/8 seater
JEB Taxis, Thirsk: 07973 443169 £45
KMS Executive Car Services: 01751 431903 £45
We’ve picked a few places you might like to visit on the way to us or on your way home – watering holes, beautiful spots or just somewhere good for a cuppa….they are some of our favourites.
Helmsley Walled Garden - Beautiful spot to stop at awith a fantastic café for lunch or just a coffee. Not open all year
Cinnamon Twist Bakery, Church Street Helmsley - One of the best places for fantastic cakes, sandwiches & bread. Buy a take away coffee from somewhere & treat yourself to one of their Danish pastries…..
Scotts Fish & Chips, Helmsley - Fancy filling up with good quality fish & chips try here – friendly restaurant or take away.
Gepetto’s Italian Restaurant, Helmsley – family run cosy Italian – excellent freshly made food – gets very busy
Rievaulx Abbey walk – Lovely walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx abbey through woods and with great views. (look under visiting/walking on the website)
Coxwold village - A lovely stopping off point on the way across from Thirsk, a beautiful church St Michael’s and good pub
Whitby Humble’s Pies - Wonderful atmosphere pie and mash shop with coal fire and 1940’s style Walk from
Whitby to Sandsend and have hot chocolate at the beach café
The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge - The highest point on the moors, an ancient old inn serving lunches all day. Fantastic walks/views from all directions. www.lionblakey.co.uk
Bransdale - A wonderful wild dale with a beautiful church at the top, walking and wowing!!!