Cider recorded
Cider is recorded as being made in Yorkshire in 1270.
Cider recorded
Ribston Pippin
The Ribston Pippin apple contains six times more vitamin C than an orange.
Ribston Pippin
Avalon
Avalon, the mystical resting place of King Arthur, is an orchard, coming from the Celtic words Aval (Apple) and Ion (place).
Avalon
Cider riots
The government’s tax on cider in 1763 led to ‘cider riots’ in England and repeal. Inspired by the success of English cider drinkers, the American colonists decided to start their own revolution…
Cider riots
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Cider in the Hills

Cider in the Howardian Hills traces its early history back to the 16th Century. Explore a little of that history and the people who made it.

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An unrivalled landscape

The hills are wild places, shaped and softened by four thousand years of farming. From the heights you can see almost the whole of Yorkshire: the Moors to the north, the Dales to the west, to the east the Wolds and Coast, south the flat plane of the Vale of York and beyond. This is a spiritual place, sought out and loved by many across the centuries.

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A place to rest and stay

Inspiration comes from fertile ground and those who care for it. Here you will find national accolades and Michelin stars a plenty. What unites them is a passion for locally sourced, sustainably grown ingredients, service that treats customers as valued friends, a deep-rooted sense of place and a commitment to excellence.

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