Welcome to the North York Moors National Park – one of Britain’s extraordinary places. From rolling moorland panoramas and dark, starry skies to rugged coast, enchanting forests and idyllic dales, there’s a sense of peace and tranquillity here that’s hard to beat – and all just 20 miles or so north of York.
If you were asked to imagine the perfect English market town, then it'd probably look a lot like Helmsley! There's the bustling market square, the dramatic castle ruins, the charming tea rooms, the inviting inns
Although relatively small, Guisborough offers plenty for the keen tourist to do. Gisborough Priory, Gisborough Hall and Saint Nicholas' Church are all worth a visit and the surrounding area provides plenty of opportunities for keen walkers
Malton is a pretty Yorkshire market town, located on the north of the River Derwent on the historic boundary between the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire.
You can find Pickering between the four major Yorkshire towns of Scarborough, Whitby, Helmsley and Malton - it's the perfect base for a short break!
Rosedale Abbey's industrial history belies its stunning natural beauty - once a thriving home to 5,000 miners at its peak, Rosedale Abbey is now a place to enjoy peace & tranquillity, fresh Yorkshire air and a delightful community spirit.
Stokesley is an elegant market town, peppered with impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings and known as a gateway to the North York Moors.
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?
With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast's prettiest destinations.
With its higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets, Staithes has the air of a place lost in time.
Across the bay from Robin Hood's Bay the view is spectacular and on the southernmost headland is Ravenscar, once the vantage point used by the Romans as a signal station.
From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town.
This bracing moorland village has attracted visitors since the 19th century, but numbers soared following its appearance (as 'Aidensfield') in the television series 'Heartbeat' and its role in the 'Harry Potter' films
a world of possibilities
Picturesque, tranquil, wonderful, the North York Moors are a breath of fresh air. Comprising over 1,400 miles of natural beauty, this enchanting region is home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer and hawks. Look closer and you'll discover historic abbeys, castles and priories, traditional pubs and 'hidden' villages and hamlets.
Walking, cycling and horse riding could have been invented for the North York Moors. Pull on your walking boots and you can explore breathtaking coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys and fragrant pine forests in the same day. Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. When you're ready to take a break, set a course for the charming market towns of Malton, Kirkbymoorside or Pickering and a hearty pub lunch.