The cottages, located in Ryedale, provide an ideal base for touring Yorkshire. There is so much to do and see, the problem is what to miss out! Here are a few suggestions, the cottages have further leaflets and information.
There are many walks passing the farm, ranging from a 20 minute wander into the forest and up the road to longer three to four hour walks taking in Rosedale Moor, walking to Lastingham (and the Blacksmith's Arms for a well earned rest and refreshments) or walking through Cropton Forest.
There is a also a long distance route known as ‘The Abbey Trail’ which links seven beautiful and historic abbeys including Rosedale plus Whitby, LastingHam, Byland, Kirkstall, Fountains and Rievaulx. Walkers can marvel at the historical and ecclesiastical theme of the abbeys and in-between view the tremendous rolling countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors.
A market town which has the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line running through it, from here you can go on board a steam train (www.nymr.co.uk) to discover Heartbeat Country. (7 miles)
A picturesque market town renowned for Specialist Shops and Tea Rooms. There is also a 12th Century Castle, Walled Garden and Stately Home to visit. The Cleveland Way National Trail starts from the cross in the market square. (15 miles)
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An historic walled city with many attractions including York Minister, National Railway Museum (www.nrm.org.uk), Jorvik Viking Centre (www.jorvik-centre.co.uk), Water Park and lots of shops and restaurants. (35 miles)
A traditional fishing town on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline. Attractions include an Abbey (www.whitbyabbey.co.uk), boat trips ( http://oldlifeboatwhitby.co.uk), shops and the famous ‘Magpie’ fish and chip restaurant. Traditional smoked kippers can be sampled from a small fisherman’s hut at the base of the abbey’s 199 steps. (18 miles)
One of England’s oldest seaside resorts. A large town with many things to do for all ages including the spa complex, themed gardens, fun fairs, theatres, shops and much, much more….(25 miles)
Additionally, leaflets are available in the cottages with more information on other places to visit