Local Attractions

The Moors

  • Lealholm (15mins) ­ try the stepping stones across the River Esk.
  • Danby (10mins) ­ home of the Moors Centre with its famous castle where Katherine Parr may have stayed.
  • Rosedale (15mins) ­ the last evidences of the iron ore business lie hidden in the moors.
  • Goathland (20mins) ­ now the venue for regular TV filming sessions of Heartbeat.
  • Hutton le Hole (20mins) ­ the open air museum has a wonderful collection of old houses and the area has many special events.
  • Helmsley (25mins) ­ a popular centre for shopping.
  • Rievaulx Abbey, The Terraces and Duncombe Park add to the attractions.

The Coast

  • Whitby (25mins) ­ the ancient fishing port is home to the famous Abbey and boasts some of the best fish & chips in Europe.
  • Staithes (20mins) ­ set into the hill, this tiny fishing village is full of narrow streets and seems untouched by time.
  • Robin Hood’s Bay (20mins) ­ a little more commercialised but no less charming.
  • Saltburn (15mins) ­ spectacular cliffs and grand buildings from the days when it was a favoured Victorian holiday spot. Wide bracing beaches and breakers are a surfer¹s heaven.
  • Runswick Bay (15mins) ­ a sweeping panorama with a village clinging to the side of the hill.

…and so on. The list is endless ­ the choice is yours. A wide selection of leaflets, maps and suitable books are available in each cottage to help you decide.