Nearby is a large variety of visitor attractions, including Fountains Abbey, How Stean Gorge, Ripon Cathedral, Ripley Castle and Stump Cross Caverns.
To the east, the house is one hour's drive from the city of York, and 2 hours from the famous seaside town of Whitby. To the west, Ambleside in the Lake District is less than 2 hours away. The port of Hull, with The Deep, the world's only submarium, is 2 hours away.
Talbot House has nearly 50 brochures from various local attractions, ranging from stately homes to adventure days, through mazes and museums, falconry, horse-riding, gardens (both big and small), fishing, sailing, steam railways, farmers' markets, festivals and country shows. There is something for everyone, young and old, regardless of the weather.