Local Guide

Danby Danby

Danby is well known as the home of The Moors National Park Centre, a former hunting lodge which is now surrounded by thirteen acres of gardens, complete with some charming signposted walks. Children will love exploring the fascinating nature and riverside trails, exploring the challenging climbing wall and letting off steam in the indoor play area.

WhitbyWhitby Harbour - photo by Graham Proud

A beautiful fishing town rich in history. From the winding cobbled streets to the ancient ruins of Whitby Abbey (the influence for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’), Whitby is packed with things explore and do, or why not simply enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches followed by some of Whitby’s world-famous fish & chips?

Robin Hood’s BayRobin Hoods Bay

Forget the deckchairs and dodgems; this is Yorkshire’s coastline at its most raw and elemental. Here, brooding cliffs tower over a huddle of red roofed former fishing cottages that spill right down to the edge of the sea, creating a ‘lost in time’ getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery. Why not join them for a bracing walk or a fireside drink in a cosy inn?

Runswick BayRunswick Bay

A charming village nestled in a secluded bay just north of Whitby, and surrounded by the splendour of the North York Moors National Park. A great day out for walks on the beach or in the countryside, for picnics, and delicious homemade cakes!

StaithesStaithes - photo by Rob Bendall

A charming fishing village nestled at the foot of towering cliffs, Staithes is steeped in history, artistic as well as maritime. In the early 20th century Staithes was the centre for as small artists known as the “Staithes Group” or the “Northern Impressionists”, inspired by the dramatic cliffs, the winding streets, and beautiful seascapes.

GrosmontGrosmont Station

For a wonderful day out why not visit Grosmont, and board a steam train for a scenic journey to Pickering through the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors? Grosmont itself is home to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s engine sheds where volunteers lovingly restore a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, and is a great village for country walks or discovering the remarkable story of Grosmont’s industrial heritage.

Dalby ForestDalby Forest - Go Ape!

Whether it’s cycling gentle forest trails or mountain-biking down adventure routes, to flying from hill-to-hill on plunging zip-wires at the Go-Ape centre, Dalby Forest has great outdoor fun for everyone! With a Visitor Centre, cafe and children’s adventure play areas, Dalby Forest has stunning scenery and great amenities to ensure a wonderful day out.

Castle HowardCastle Howard

A spectacular 18th century stately home, some 15 miles north of York. With idyllic gardens and woodland, and lakeside walks, exhibitions and events, the home offers entertainment for all ages.