golf club

Adjacent to The Fairfax Arms is Ampleforth Golf Club – A challenging 9 hole layout in the grounds of Gilling Castle.

The course is accessible by foot from the Fairfax, with the clubhouse and the first tee just along the lane.


About The Course


“The modern layout covers 9 holes of sloping parkland, with glorious views over the North York Moors from the long holes at the top of the hill. It is quite a tough walking course, with several holes along the valley sides, so a light carry-bag may be a good choice!


Many of the holes play much longer than they appear on the card, particularly the 1st and the 10th which are uphill, and generally played into wind.”


Pay and play at any time. For more details and prices see the golf club website.




The Yorkshire Coast is less than an hour’s drive and you can explore the towns of Scarborough, Whitby, Filey & Robin Hood’s Bay.


Why not take a trip on the infamous North York Moors Railway which was used in the filming of the Harry Potter films? Take in the stunning scenery on one of the steam trains that run between Pickering and Whitby, passing though Goathland where TV’s Heartbeat was filmed.


abbeys & castles

North Yorkshire is also home to a large number of ruined abbeys and castles, including the nearby Byland Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle.


As well as the above mentioned there is also Whitby Abbey & the beautiful Fountain’s Abbey which are a little further afield but certainly worth the trip.

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A visit to North Yorkshire would not be complete without a trip to one of the numerous stately homes.


Within a ten mile radius of The Fairfax Arms we have Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park, Newburgh Priory and Hovingham Hall.

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