Places of Interest - North Yorkshire Moors & Coast

Rievaulx Abbey

Places of Interest - North Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Places of Interest - North Yorkshire Moors & Coast

 Whitby Abbey / The Cleveland Way

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 Whitby Abbey
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 4JT

From high on its commanding cliff top, Whitby Abbey overlooks the picturesque fishing town of Whiby. The haunting ruins are now maintained by English Heritage, and were once the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula". (Photo: General view of the Abbey from the south (c) English Heritage Photo Library).

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The Wheeldale

..... on the western cliff of Whitby, with a premier sea view, this award-winning accommodation offers a freshly cooked breakfast and a self-service bar.

....situated right on the cliff top with beautiful views of Whitby and the bay.

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Cliffemount Hotel

.. in a very special country house by the sea, offers spectacular sea views, relaxation, comfort and the finest dining experience.

....our premier rooms have balconies for you to enjoy the unsurpassed view.

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The Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way is a 110 mile National Trail between Helmsley and Filey via Osmotherley, Saltburn, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar and Scarborough, around the North York Moors National Parks. It passes right through Whitby.

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Helmsley Castle / Rievaulx Abbey

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Helmsley Castle
North Yorkshire
YO62 5AB
Tel: 01439 770442

 

Surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, the great medieval castle's impressive ruins stand beside the attractive market town of Helmsley. Helmsley Castle has recently undergone a thorough makeover by English Heritage, making it more accessible to a wide range of visitors. This includes a brand-new visitor centre also providing tourist information, an audio tour, and an imaginative hands-on exhibition in the mansion range. Displaying a fascinating array of finds from Civil War cannon balls to early tableware, this exhibition explores the social and domestic, as well as the military, aspects of the fortress. (Photo: Exterior View (c) English Heritage Photo Library).

Helmsley Castle

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The Black Swan Hotel

.. ...overlooking Helmsley's market place, this country hotel of great character was originally a coaching inn. Some sections of the building date back to the Georgian, Tudor and Elizabethan periods.

.....situated in one of Yorkshire's prettiest market towns, the hotel is within easy reach of Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard.

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George & Dragon Hotel

... ..ideally situated on the A170 between Helmsley (5 miles) and Pickering, in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the George and Dragon Hotel is a very special place. Rich in history, heritage and beauty, a sympathetic refurbishment has made the bar, bistro and restaurant areas stylish, welcoming and comfortable.

....this charming hotel has been created by combining the original 17th Century Coaching Inn with the adjoining rectory and corn mill in the sleepy market town of Kirkbymoorside.

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Rievaulx Abbey
North Yorkshire
YO62 5LB
Road Access: In Rievaulx; 2 1/4 miles N of Helmsley, on minor road off B1257

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and became one of England’s wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1538. Highlights of its long history are displayed in the indoor interactive museum.

Rievaulx Abbey

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Pickering Castle / North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway

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Pickering Castle
North Yorkshire
YO18 7AX
Tel: 01751 474989

Pickering Castle is set in an attractive moors-edge market town. It is a classic and well-preserved example of an early earthwork castle refortified in stone during the 13th and 14th centuries, centred upon a shellkeep crowning an impressive motte. There is an exhibition in the chapel, and family-friendly books and activities.

(Photo: General view (c) English Heritage Photo Library).

Pickering Castle

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Beansheaf Hotel

..... just 3 miles south of Pickering, the hotel is situated in an area of natural beauty. The Beansheaf aims to offer all the professionalism, quality and consistency that you expect from the big hotel chains.

....offering exceptional cuisine, intimate bars, designer bedrooms, flat-screen TVs, in-room movies, broadband internet and friendly, efficient staff.

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Mallyan Spout Hotel

.. .. in Goathland, famous as ' Aidensfield' in the popular tv series 'Heatbeat'. Within walking distance of The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, and a short drive from Whitby and Scarborough.

.... 20 en suite bedrooms, all rooms are individually decorated and have views of either the village church, the hotel gardens, or the Esk Valley

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North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway

For Information & Enquiries, call Customer Services:
Tel: 01751 472508

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway abbreviated NYMR is a popular tourist railway located in North Yorkshire. The steam train takes the tourists on an 18 mile (29 km) journey from a small market town of Pickering to the village of Grosmont. The train operates daily from about April to October, the departures are hourly. The railway was also used in numerous movies, including the Harry Potter movies, Heartbeat, Possession, and in the Sherlock Holmes television series just to name a few.

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York Dungeon

Take a spine tingling tour round the plague-ravaged streets of 14th century York in the company of grisly guides. Plot with Guy Fawkes and follow Dick Turpin to the gallows!
York Dungeon
12, Clifford Street
York
01904 632599
Jorvik Viking Centre
Coppergate
York
01904 643211

Journey back 1,000 years and experience Jorvik, its atmosphere, sounds and smells. See actual Viking timber houses and hundreds of artefacts from excavations.

Jorvik Viking Centre

National Railway Museum

From Stephenson's Rocket to Eurostar, rail travel is brought dramatically to life with interactive displays and lavish exhibitions.
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York
01904 621261
Scarborough
Sea-life & Marine Sanctuary
Scalby Mills
Scarborough
01723 376125

Over 30 fascinating displays. Exciting close encounters with marvels of marine life from shrimps to sharks, octopus to eels. The North East's leading marine animal rescue centre.

Scarborough
Duncombe Park

Family home of Lord and Lady Feversham, the great house was built in 1713. Surrounded by a unique 18th century landscaped green garden of 35 acres, with vast terraces, temples and woodlands.
Duncombe Park
Helmsley
Ryedale
01439 770213
Scarborough Castle
Castle Road
Scarborough
01723 372451

The coastal walks are wonderful and the views are breathtaking - gaze out from the walls of this vast 12th century fortress. Come and see the great keep, over 3 storeys high, and take the free audio tour to hear the dramatic story of this imposing castle.

Scarborough Castle

Nunnington Hall

A riverside walled garden with peacocks, orchard and clematis collection, complements this mellow 17th century manor house, steeped in history. A magnificent oak panelled hall leads to cosy family rooms, the nursery and maid's room. Explore the attics and discover the amazing Carlisle Collection of miniature rooms each exquisitely furnished to one eighth life size.
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
01439 748283
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Eden Camp
North Yorkshire
01653 697777

Award-winning theme museum tells the story of civilian life during World War II . The visitor will be transported back in time to experience the sights, sounds and even smells of the war years. Built in a former Prisoner of war Camp.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Peakside

From the clifftop of Ravenscar you can take in the dramatic views of Robin Hood's Bay. Visit the Coastal Centre in Ravenscar village, then walk to the Peak Alum Works, a fascinating industrial archaeological site.
Peakside
Ravenscar
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
01723870423
Saltburn Cliff Lift & Pier
Lower Promenade
Saltburn
01287 622528

Opened June 1884, this is the oldest remaining water-balance cliff lift in Britain.The lift is 120ft high and the track 207ft long. Refurbished with stained glass windows, it links Saltburn pier, one of the few left in the country, with the town.

Saltburn Cliff Lift & Pier

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