Mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Malgun', Malham has been a settlement for at least a thousand years. A hundred years ago, Malham was a place of mills and mines. Nowadays, hill farms and tourism are the main activities.
Explore the geological wonders of Malham Cove, a huge, curving cliff formation of limestone rock; Gordale Scar, a spectacular gorge with gushing waterfalls cut deep into the limestone hillside; and Malham Tarn, England’s highest freshwater lake.
Further afield lies White Scar Cave. About 40 minutes’ drive from Malham, White Scar is famous for its spectacular caverns, waterfalls and stalactites. An hours’ drive takes you to strange other-worldly landscape of Brimham Rocks with the spectacular ruins of Fountains Abbey and England’s most spectacular Georgian water garden, Studley, close by.
Situated near Harrogate, about 50 minutes' from Newfield Hall, are the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Harlow Carr. The gardens have been planted to suit the challenging growing conditions of the north. Wander at your leisure and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
For Literary lovers a trip to the Brontë Parsonage is a must. The the parsonage in Haworth was the home of authors Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë and many of their most famous works were written here, including Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Haworth is around 45 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall.
Families will love a trip to Lightwater Valley. Set in 175 acres of parkland near Ripon, just over an hour's drive away, Lightwater Valley has big thrill rides including the ‘Ultimate’, the longest rollercoaster in Europe. The park has over 40 rides and is fantastic fun for all the family.
Steam enthusiasts are in for a real treat in the area of the England.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway rums from the centre of Keighley to Oxenhope via the ‘Brontë’ village of Haworth. The line is still well-known as the setting for the 1970 film ‘the Railway Children’. There’s the Settle to Carlise railway, arguably England’s most scenic railway. Head north over the iconic Ribblehead viaduct to the small market town of Appleby, or the border city of Carlisle. Visit the County Town of York and visit the National Railway Museum, the famous Minster, City Walls and Yorvik Viking Centre. Or explore the fascinating shops and cafes in the 15th Century Shambles.
Other shopping centres worth visiting include the market town of Skipton, dominating by it’s medieval castle, and about 20 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall, and the spa town of Harrogate with its fabulous shopping, fine cuisine and glorious gardens.