Destination: Whitby & North Yorkshire Moors

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National Park with wild moors and ancient monastic seaside towns

Whitby & North Yorkshire Moors

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Introducing Whitby & North Yorkshire Moors


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.

Whitby & North Yorkshire Moors

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Region: North East England

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

More Information: www.yorkshiremoorsandcoast.com

What's nearby? North Yorkshire area and coast

What transport do you recommend? There are local buses in the area and some trains but this is limited so some sort of vehicle is the easiest way here.

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Whitby

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Whitby 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!
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Whitby Abbey

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Dating back to AD657, Whitby Abbey 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.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Robin Hoods Bay

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Robin Hoods Bay, 6 miles to the south of Whitby is one of the most picturesque fishing village 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.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a steam train taking you from Whitby to Pickering (or vise versa) through the stunning countryside of the North York Moors National Park, stopping at charming stations along the way including Goathland, which was used for the location of Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Pickering

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Pickering is an ancient market town and is known as the gateway to the North York Moors National Park. As well as being the terminus for the North York Moors Railway, the other main attraction here is its Norman castle.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Helmsley

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Helmsley 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.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Ryedale Folk Museum

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Hutton-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 tranquil village of Hutton-le-Hole is also worth a visit in its own right.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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