St Oswald's Church in its well-maintained churchyard with fine views across to the Hambleton Hills. This has been the site of a stone-built church since Norman times, with most of the present building dating from 1855. Next to this the impressive Harlsey Hall can be found, a private residence but whose gardens and grounds are sometimes open to the public. Mount Grace Priory, a Carthusian Priory owned by English Heritage, also lies within the parish boundary.
In the middle of the main street is the Village Hall, built in 1938, and the centre for many social and cultural activities. It provides space and opportunities for local groups and societies to get together. Members of the public can hire this fine building for their own functions. It makes a fine venue for a wedding reception where you can plan your own event. Follow this link for a Village Hall leaflet to download.
The local East Harlsey Players put on their amateur dramatic productions here.
At the west end stands the imposing Cat and Bagpipes Public House at the top of the hill that leads down to the well used Cricket Club pitch and on towards Northallerton, just 7 miles away.