Local Links

Gilling East is in North Yorkshire and  lies on the main road (B1363) between York and Helmsley and a mile and a half south of Oswaldkirk at grid reference SE6075.

Gilling is notably the home of the RSME. The RSME railway and club house are at The Old School on Pottergate which is the narrow road running west from the main road alongside the Fairfax Arms. The railway is on the right 200 yards beyond the pub and to the right.

The railway occupies the old school grounds and the field beyond – which is also available for member and visitor parking when the railway is operating. The club headquarters are in a new clubhouse behind the old school building.  The main line of the railway consists of two parallel tracks forming a complete circuit of the available land with wide sweeps and gradients). There are also goods yards, carriage sidings, loco shed, turntable and loco preparation area. The railway is fully signaled (semaphore) from two fully interlocked signal boxes.

Our closest  neighbor is the local 'Village Hall' in the 'Old School' round which our railway circles. Visit their website at www.gillingeastvillagehall.org

Our local pub is the Fairfax Arms in the center of Gilling.

The village, with a population of fewer than 200, lies just south of The North Yorks Moors National Park and close to Ampleforth Abbey and School.

Gilling Castle (historically a home of the Fairfax family) is in the village - and indeed next door to the railway. It is now the home of the preparatory section of Ampleforth College. Part of the grounds has been converted to a 9-hole golf course. The grounds of the castle are regularly open to visitors during the summer months.

Gilling has a fine church; "The Church of the Holy Cross, . (Church Guide). Pevsner - N. "Yorkshire".


Some links of local significance just in case you'd like to combine you visit to us with some local interest.  A quite useful site for the Ryedale area generally can be found at www.rydale.co.uk  Accommodation in the wider area can be found at www.yorkshires-finest-accommodation.co.uk/  Our nearest neighbor is the Ampleforth Golf Club with their access adjacent to our own at Gilling Links.htm   Our railway is just over the fields from Ampleforth Abbey and College you will find the school at  www.ampleforth.org.uk

The local authority for Ryedale has an interesting site at  www.ryedale.gov.uk

There is a fascinating history of Gilling by John Marwood available at