It is fair to say that this part of Yorkshire really packs a punch when it comes to breathtaking views. To truly take it in, the 3 mile long Ravenscar Trail enables you to discover the geology and local history of this beautiful stretch of Heritage Coast.
Industrial archaeological remains of Alum Works on the Yorkshire Coast. Alum shale quarried from the hillside was used in liquor production at the site from 1650-1860 for use in dyeing and tanning leather. Visit the Coastal Centre in the village and find out more about the 11 miles of spectacular coastline cared for by the National Trust. Also, why not walk from the Centre to the Peak Alum Works - a fascinating industrial archaeological site. Hands on activities and exhibitions for adults and children can be done here as well as the opportunity to explore the local wildlife and geology.
This coastal stretch is not short of quality accommodation too, so why not make Ravenscar the base for your holiday? Beautiful places to stay include Raven Hall which is dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood's Bay and Smugglers Rock Holiday Cottages, who provide an ideal location for a quiet relaxing holiday, with sea and countryside views.
There's nowhere else on earth quite like the North York Moors National Park. Where else can you experience a landscape where stunning moorland, ancient abbeys and picturesque villages live side by side in such perfect harmony? It's a living, breathing scene that will take your breath away.