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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey


The Centre offers an exercise suite with state of the art equipment. Qualified supervision and trainers are available for most activities.

The facilities of this centre can be used in conjunction with the remainder of campus and grounds: Why not go for a run in the beautiful valley and cool down afterwards with a leisurely swim?

And if that stimulated your appetite, visit the Abbey Tea Room for some well earnt tea and cake.

Because the number and variety of activities and sessions on offer is so great and varies throughout the year, it is best to check availability and prices beforehand.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Visitors are welcome to use the Abbey Tea Room, The Abbey Bookshop, Golf Course, St Albans Sports Centre, Lakes and our Visitor Centre in summer 2011.

Opening details

The Saint Alban's Centre is usually open from 07.00 to 20.00. However parts or even the whole centre may be closed on high feasts and school examination days. Please ring for availability.

Tea Room opening times: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 to 17:30

Abbey Shop opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 16.30. The shop is also open on Sundays from 11.00 - 12.00.


There are a whole variety of activities and sessions available at different prices. Please call for details.


Ms Jane Butler

01439 766740


YO62 4EN



See location of Ampleforth Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 598788  Lat: 54.20147 Long: -1.08478

By Road:
From Thirsk take the A170 towards Scarborough and Helmsley going up Sutton Bank. Just before Helmsley at park gates turn right on to the B1257 at Sproxton. Then take the first right to Ampleforth.
At the T junction turn sharp left to the Abbey and follow signs. From York take the B1363 crossing the northern ring road and signed to Sutton-on-the-Forest and Helmsley. At Brandsby village turn left following sign to Yearsley and Ampleforth. At the T juncton in
Ampleforth village turn right onto the road to Oswaldkirk. Half a mile outside Ampleforth you can see the Abbey on your right. From thereon follow the signs.

Stephenson's buses also run a daily timetable from York, Helmsley and Easingwold.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Thirsk station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Visitors are welcome to use the Abbey Tea Room, The Abbey Bookshop, Golf Course, St Albans Sports Centre, Lakes and our Visitor Centre in summer 2011.