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Great Escapes Holiday Lets Guides: North York Moors

Thinking of holidaying in the North York Moors or Yorkshire Coast? We’ve put together a handy guide for you to use as inspiration for your stay.

Scenic Views

If you’re looking for incredible views of this stunning corner of Yorkshire, look no further than Sutton Bank. Branded as ‘England’s Finest’ by author and vet James Herriot, Sutton Bank offers an ideal location for walking, cycling and sight-seeing. Head over to the 978-foot-high gateway to the Western side of the national park to experience this breathtaking sight for yourself.

Take in the ever-changing views from Blakey Ridge or venture down the off-road cinder track from Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay to take in all there is to offer in these stunning locations. Stop off for a pint of real ale in one of the traditional pubs, or sample the delightful afternoon tea at Raven Hall.

Market Towns & Villages

Dotted throughout the North York Moors are stunning quaint villages and towns, with big personalities. Visit the ‘Heartbeat’ village of Goathland or wander with sheep in Hutton Le Hole. Take a day trip to Runswick Bay or explore the fishing village of Staithes, a popular location amongst kids who are familiar with CBeebies ‘Old Jack’s Boat’.

Further North you’ll find the little-known, stunning towns of Marske, Redcar and Skinningrove. All of which have beautiful accommodation options including apartments and holiday cottages that make an ideal base location for your tour of the North York Moors and coastline.

Your stay in The North York Moors wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the stunning Whitby, where you can explore beaches, cliffs and winding cobbled streets. Take a boat trip out into the North Sea or venture up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, rumoured home of Dracula!

Forests & Woodland

Enjoy cycling, walking or jogging through some of North Yorkshire’s finest woodland. Find world-class cycling routes, running trails and Go Ape Treetop Adventure in the gorgeous Dalby Forest. Visit the ancient wildwoods at Garbutt or enjoy a scenic day out at Falling Foss where you’ll find the stunning Falling Foss Waterfall.

Take the dogs down to The Yorkshire Arboretum and explore over 6000 trees and shrubs spread over 150 acres of parkland. Take part in treasure hunts, leaf bingo and many more fun activities for children and adults alike.

Visit the stunning Guisborough Forest and Walkway; 900 acres of mixed woodland, walking routes and bike trails. Take the children on an adventure through the many play parks and dipping ponds, then stop off at the visitor centre for a spot of tea and cake.

The Coast

Situated between the stunning moorland and the North Sea lies the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast. Enjoy a break away in the very special 26-mile strip of heritage coastline, bursting with adventures and maritime curiosities.

Visit one of the quirky fishing villages including Saltburn and Cloughton where you’ll find cliff-top paths, miles of stunning scenery and hidden bays for all the family to enjoy. Savour the sights of some of the most beautiful wildlife and sealife in the UK at the likes of Scarborough’s Sea Life Sanctuary or Fen Bog Nature Reserve in Pickering.

Do things in traditional Yorkshire style and stop off for fish and chips whilst walking down one of the many promenades then finish off with a ‘Lemon Top’ ice cream.

Places To Stay

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break, or a jam-packed adventure with the family, The North York Moors and coastline has everything you need all in one place.

When it comes to looking for a place to stay, the world is your oyster. Stay in a stunning holiday cottage in the quaint village of Saltburn, or book a small, cosy apartment in the bustling town of Whitby.

Whatever your preference, Great Escapes Holiday Lets has an extensive range of properties to choose from, in idyllic locations that are sure to be a great base for your Yorkshire staycation.

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