Bottle of cider posed in a tree in the orchard



For more than 200 years, we have been growing apples at Ampleforth Abbey.

Today, with more than 2,500 trees growing over 10 acres, the Ampleforth Abbey Orchard is one of the largest commercial orchards in the North of England.

A succession of more than 50 varieties of apple ripen naturally between August and January in our traditionally managed orchards. Our full juice cider is crafted from a blend of dessert and culinary apples, pressed in our own Cider Mill where it is fermented and matured for eight months.

Though we're not currently running tours, we look forward to hosting you at the orchard again once our new Visitor Experience is up and running.


The history of the orchard and cider