Whitby is a remarkable and ancient seaside town and seaport surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Alum production, boat and ship building, coal shipping, fishing, jet working, timber trading, whaling and smuggling are just some of Whitby’s traditional trades.
East Marton is a small village situated on the A59 with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal passing through on the east side of the village on its descent from Foulridge to Leeds.
Scarborough is Britain’s first seaside resort and over the last 360 years the many visitors have made Scarborough a very popular place for the young and the old. Scarborough has two lovely sandy beaches South Bay and North Bay which are separated by a rocky headland on which stands the historic Scarborough Castle.
West Ayton and East Ayton are two villages on top of each other situated on the A170 only about 6 miles from Scarborough in North Yorkshire. East Ayton has a church which is mainly of Norman architecture and the Norman font has been in use for more than 700 years and in West Ayton there is the 14th century ruin of Ayton Castle.
Millington in the Yorkshire Wolds of the East Riding of Yorkshire is a very small attractive village which houses a pub “The Gait Inn” which is a 16th century family run free house with limited opening hours and a licensed tea room and restaurant “The Ramblers Rest” which welcomes walkers and cyclists.
Broxa is the very end of the road quiet village, with only a few farms and houses, in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire and situated at the base of Broxa Forest. Broxa forest is mainly pine and other conifer trees with steep gills containing semi natural woodland.
Langdale End Morra Head Wood River Derwent Round Mobile Friendly Version Mobile Friendly Version Langdale End is a small, very pretty hamlet situated at the southern end of the beautiful Langdale Forest which sits between Dalby Forest an
Byland Abbey was founded as a Savigniac house in 1134, but was brought within the Cistercian family following the absorption of the Savigniac Congregation in 1147. Late in the 12th century Byland was described as one of the three shining lights of the North along with Fountains and Rievaulx abbeys.
Helmsley is a lovely tourist market town in North Yorkshire. There are plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to go at. Market day is held on every Friday in the square where Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s gothic memorial to the second Baron of Feversham and a stone market cross dominate.
The Hole of Horcum was formed by rainwater seeping through porous rock and when this water reached a layer of clay it was forced to the surface as springs. These springs caused many landslides gradually making the hole bigger, but legend says that the giant Wade picked up a clod of earth and threw it at his wife and where it landed it made both the Hole of Horcum and Blakey Topping.
Forge Valley is a gorge made in the last ice age, and is set into the tabular hills of North Yorkshire and the gorge is about a mile and a quarter long. During the last ice age the North Sea was covered in ice and this part of the moors remained free of glaciers.
Great Ouseburn is a lovely village in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire. It takes its name along with Little Ouseburn from the River Ouse which starts as Ouse Gill Beck in the garden of the old Great Ouseburn Workhouse.
Drax Skylark Centre, at Barlow near Selby in North Yorkshire, is a great place for adults and children. There is only one way in through a security gate where your details will be taken in case of emergency. Entrance is free and there is ample parking.
Lotherton Hall in North Yorkshire is a really fantastic place for all ages and disabilities and is accessible for both wheelchairs and pushchairs. This beautiful Edwardian country house is set in the most exquisite gardens of wildflowers and wooded grounds.
The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington Airfield is well worth a visit and is suitable for all ages and disabilities and just down the road is the York Maze which is an amazing place to visit and has many other attractions so the kids will be more than entertained.
Richmond is one of the most beautiful market towns with its own unique character, which has little changed over the centuries, and domineering castle which stands high above the town. The River Swale and its waterfalls add to the beauty of this picturesque market town.
Great Ayton is a pretty village with the River Leven flowing through the centre making it a great place for ducks and moorhens. Today we saw second time round chicks. This village has two greens, the low green next to the river where there is plenty of parking and is popular for picnics and the high green in the centre where Captain Cook’s statue stands.
Ravenscar on the east coast of North Yorkshire is a varied costal area with natural history and industrial archaeology interest especially in the alum works. Alum shale quarried from the hillside was used in liquor production at the site from 1650-1860 for use in dyeing and tanning leather.
Knaresborough is a very pretty old historic market and spa town in the civil parish of Harrogate in North Yorkshire located on the River Nidd just 4 miles east of Harrogate. Flowing on the out skirts of Knaresborough is the River Nidd providing riverside walks and boating facilities.
Pateley Bridge is an attractive market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This market town with its spring and summer floral displays has won the Britain in Bloom competition twice and the River Nidd flowing through it enhances its beauty.
Nunnington is a lovely village built on a hill with the River Rye running through it. In Nunnington there is the Royal Oak Inn which does good meals and there are the Studios which are open to the public if you wish to look round, but have limited opening hours.
Thirsk is a small market town in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, which is built around a large cobbled medieval market square. The market is still held every Monday and Saturday and on Bank Holiday Mondays the market fills the whole square and can be very busy.
Roulston Scar is the correct name for Sutton Bank and is one of the higher points in the Hambleton Hills giving tremendous views of the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray and on a good clear day you can see the hills of the Yorkshire Dales in the distance.
Myton-on-Swale is a lovely dead end of the road little village built from east to west. On two of the three roads that lead into Myton there are stone gateways that were once the entrances to the Myton Estate which was owned by the Stapylton family from the time of Charles the first.
Ripon is a small city with a market place and a huge Cathedral. Since 1108 market day is still held on every Thursday. In 1880, the Corn Market, as it was then, was signalled by the Ripon Bellman and today the Bellman still rings his bell at 11am every Thursday to officially open the general market.
Thornton-le-Dale is considered as one of the prettiest villages in England even though it is situated on the A170. Thornton Beck which winds its way through the village is crossed by a series of small bridges and passing by one of the most photographed thatched cottages in Yorkshire, adds to the appeal of Thornton-le-Dale.