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The town

Gilling East is a small, tranquil town in the district of Ryedale, in the county of Yorkshire. Situated near the town of Helmsley, it is 30 km from York and 70 km from Leeds. Gilling East is known for its Castle it is located on a hill that dominates the town and dates back to XIII century. The castle is situated in a strategic location on a hill; it dominates the town and is actually the main building where the English classes take place. In 1929 the Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Abbey acquired the building and transformed it into the college that we know today.

The school

The school St. Martins Ampleforth is surrounded by greenery and manicured gardens, near to the urban centre of Gilling East. Of the sumptuous buildings, the main feature is the Norman Tower known as the Grand Tower and the Great Hall (Great Dining Hall) with its impressive stained glass windows in the Elizabethan style. The school has many well equipped classrooms, TV room, computer room, billiards room, also cricket, football and rugby pitches, they also have basketball and badminton courts, and an interior sports centre.

The accommodation

In St. Martin’s Ampleforth the students will have full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The students will reside in shared rooms with 2 to 10 beds and shared bathrooms.

Activities and half day excursions


Helmsley Heated Open Air Swimming Pool

Anopen air swimming pool in the beautiful town of Helmsley. The pool is heated and not too busy in the summer. It also has playgrounds, a zipline and grassy areas for picnics. This is a perfect relaxing day out.

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Ryedale Miniature Railway

This is a giant model railway track that has model trains that allow you to sit on top of them. An exhibit of beautiful trains and outstanding engineering in practice. Enjoy the stunning views of the countryside while sitting on a carriage of these fascinating trains.

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Helmsley Castle and Garden

Visit a rare English heritage site that provides an insight 900 years into England’s past. This picturesque location has been a medieval fortress, Tudor mansion and even a civil war stronghold.

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Duncombe Park

One of Yorkshire’s most historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. Visit its spectacular gardens which also plays host to the international birds of prey sanctuary.

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Rievaulx Abbey

An incredible location with one of England’s unique Abbey ruins. In absolute stunning and peaceful landscapes, Reivaulx Abbey is a must see. See a piece of England history with these grand buildings and picturesque gardens.

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Gilling East York: St Martin's Ampleforth

Age: 10 to 14 years
Accommodation: Residential
Duration: Minimum 7 nights

St Martin's Ampleforth
The Castle, Gilling East York, North Yorkshire YO62 4HP, United Kingdom

Indoor facilities

  • Computer Room
  • Classrooms
  • Dormitories
  • Lounge Room with TV & DVD Player
  • Great Chamber Dining Hall
  • Entrance Hall with Grand Piano
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool Table & Indoor Sports Hall

Outdoor facilities

  • Astroturf pitch for Tennis & Netball
  • Extensive Grounds
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Rugby Pitches

Full day big city excursions

  • Leeds

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    Known as Yorkshire’s unofficial capital, that is thriving with culture, sport and breath-taking l...  Keep reading

  • York

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    Known as Yorkshire’s official capital, York is an incredible medieval city that is surrounded by ...  Keep reading

  • Newcastle

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    Newcastle Upon Tyne is the home of the Geordies located in the North of England. Located along the ...  Keep reading

  • Liverpool

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    Liverpool is a fascinating city that boasts the largest collection of museums and galleries than an...  Keep reading

  • Manchester

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    With half a million inhabitants, Manchester is the second most populated city in England. It is a s...  Keep reading

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Airports

  • Leeds (54 miles - 1hr 15 mins)
  • Newcastle (85 miles - 1hr 44 mins)
  • Manchester (100 miles - 2hr 3 mins)
  • Liverpool (114 miles - 2hr 21 mins)
  • Birmingham (151 miles - 2hr 59 mins)
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