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Destination: North Yorkshire Moors & Whitby Tours

Description: National Park with wild moors and ancient monastic seaside towns
Region: North East England
Pronounced: north york-sher muurs
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
Walking fanaticsNature loversIn the country
North Yorks Moors & Whitby, North East England
WhitbyNorth Yorkshire Moors and Whitby

The North York Moors combine dramatic moorland scenery, spectacular coastline and warm Yorkshire hospitality in its picturesque villages. Walking options are plentiful and historic sites are not in short supply either. The park has some great visitor centres at Danby, Sutton Bank and Robin Hood’s bay, and the towns of Whitby, Pickering and Helmsley – all on the edge of the park make good bases from which to explore this national park.

What can I see in the area?
WhitbyWhitby combines a traditional British seaside resort, with sandy beach, arcades and promenade with a lively harbour full of fishing boats and pleasure craft. It’s also famous for its fish and chips. The town is also rather fond of the explorer Captain Cook, who began his seafaring career here. You’ll notice a number of establishments named after one of Britain’s most famous explorers.
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey
WhitbyWhitby Abbey dating back to AD657 is perched on a cliff top looking over the bay. The dramatic ruins are well worth a visit, and can be accompanied by an audio tour.
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hoods Bay
WhitbyRobin Hoods Bay, 6 miles to the south of Whitby is one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Britain, and was notorious for smugglers in the past.  The village has tearooms, pubs and craft shops a plenty along the narrow winding streets that come down the cliffside.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
WhitbyThe North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a steam adventure taking you from Whitby to Pickering through the stunning countryside of the National park stopping at charming stations along the way including Goathland railway station, which was used for the location of Hogsmeade railway station in the Harry Potter films.   
Pickering, North Yorkshire
WhitbyPickering, an ancient market town and is known as the gateway to the national park. As well as being the terminus for the North York Moors Railway, its other main attraction is its Norman castle.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
WhitbyHelmsley is another picturesque market town situated at the south-west side of the national park. Like Pickering it has a Norman Castle but also a very interesting walled garden which blends history and agriculture. 3 miles from the town of Helmsley is Rievaulx Abbey one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins.
Ryedale Folk Museum
Ryedale Folk Museum, North Yorkshire
WhitbyHutton-le-Hole is home to the Ryedale Folk Museum, which records the daily life of North Yorkshire people from the earliest inhabitants to 1953.  The village of Hutton-le-Hole is also a tranquil village worth a visit in its own right.
Coast to Coast Walking Route
Coast to Coast Walking Route from North Yorkshire
WhitbyThe Coast to Coast Route is popular among walkers. The entire route of 192 miles takes you west across the Moors, through the Yorkshire Dales and ends up on the edge of the Lake District. Of course you don’t have to complete the entire route!
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
Yorkshire Pass

Yorkshire pass
Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass

Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass
This is a great base for exploring:
North Yorkshire area and coast
Transport options in this area: There are local buses in the area and some trains but this is limited so some sort of vehicle is the easiest way here.
Did you know:
Yorkshire Day is 1st August - a celebration of eveything Yorkshire!
"I don't do impersonations but because of the time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep."
Patrick Stewart
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