From the rugged rocky headland and colourful seaside traditions of the South Bay, to the bright beach huts of the award-winning sandy North Bay. The glorious south bay is the livelier of the two beaches, being backed by cafes, ice-cream parlours, shops, theatres and all the entertainments and delights that you'd expect from a traditional seaside resort. Donkey rides are available on the beach. A fine Victorian promenade runs along South Bay, and links this side of the town to North Bay, on the other side of the promontory. The beach is popular with families and sometimes has good surfing conditions.
Scarborough Castle is a former medieval Royal fortress situated on a rocky headland overlooking the North Sea and Scarborough, North Yorkshire
From 1885 until its closure in 1965 the old railway line from Scarborough to Whitby took goods and passengers up and down the North Yorkshire coast. Scarborough borough council bought the line shortly after it was closed and is named the Cinder track as made from cinders rather than crushed stone.
It now forms 21 miles of route 1 of the national cycle network. It is also enjoyed by walkers and horse riders alike.
Saltwick Bay is a north-east facing bay approximately one mile to the east of Whitby. the beach at Saltwick is accessed via a steep path down the cliff and is a secluded little bay. There's a magical feel to Saltwick - with the strange rock outcrops and sheltered feel - it's definitely worth a visit.
Saltwick Bay yields many ammonites, reptiles and shells, and is also famous for jet, which is a type of lignite and considered to be a minor gemstone and popular for jewellery. Ammonites are often found in nodules, which are easy to split and found along the foreshore.
The North York Moors National Park, contains what is probably England's largest collection of standing stones. Certainly, it is the largest in such a compact area, and they include parish boundary markers, the remains of stone circles, earthworks, way markers, memorials, religious crosses and probably others whose original purpose has been lost in the passage of time
The traditional seaside resort of Filey is less commercial than some of its East-Coast neighbours and is an ideal seaside location for young families or anyone looking for a fine stretch of good sand for walks, playing in the sand, kite-flying or even horse riding.
The glorious 5-mile stretch of golden sand stretches from the rocky peninsula of Filey Brigg to the north down to Bempton home to an RSPB reserve. At low tide a quarter-mile width of sand is exposed. Younger visitors will find plenty of good rock pools to explore along this stretch.
Flamingo Land is situated between York and the East coast, and this combined theme park, zoo and holiday resort is an ideal destination for a fun-packed family holiday.
Helmsley is described as the perfect English market town. There's the bustling market square, dramatic castle ruins over looking the Walled Garden, the charming tea rooms, the inviting inns; all surrounded by mile after mile of the beautiful North York Moors. Indeed, the Cleveland Way and Ebor Way both begin from here. It's no wonder that Helmsley welcomes back so many visitors year after year
Forge Valley is a National Nature Reserve in the Scarborough A 1.8 mile ‘there and back’ easy-access walk (which can be extended) through the Forge Valley nature reserve, near Scarborough in North Yorkshire. This beautiful shaded woodland valley has a magical feel, with the River Derwent running through its length, a rich variety of woodland plants and chance to spot a kingfisher or otter.
Whitby is a pretty seaside town steeped in history, looked over by a Gothic Abbey on a headland above the Eastside of the town. Whitby is well known for its Jet jewelry, wonderful fish, Captain Cook, Whitby Abbey and Dracula.
The West Cliff is full of fun. Where there is paddling pool, skateboard park, bumper boats, trampolines and crazy golf. West Cliff is also home to Whitby Leisure Centre, tea dances and movies at the Whitby Pavilion Complex, and the famous Whalebone Arch.
The East side is the more historic side of the town with cobbled streets and pretty yards to explore. It has many independent shops selling an array of local and hand made products.
The quaint picturesque village of Sandsend on the edge of the North York Moors National Park offers miles of award winning sandy beaches, streams and rock pools for play, enjoyment or fossil hunting. Steeped with history the remains of the old Allum works and the old coastal railway are still there to be seen.
This famous moorland village has attracted visitors since the 19th century, but numbers soared following its appearance (as 'Aidensfield') in the television series 'Heartbeat' and its role in the 'Harry Potter' films. You can arrive on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway then enjoy lots of local strolls and hikes. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has a heritage station in Goathland, which may be familiar as 'Hogsmeade' station from the early Harry Potter films. Wade's Causeway, also known as the 'Roman road', runs across nearby Wheeldale Moor. It may date from early medieval times or may even have been built by a certain Wade the Giant.
This is a hamlet of 9 cottages, a farm and a pub.
The dwellings of Beck Hole cluster around an old fording point on the Eller Beck, just before it meets West Beck to become Murk Esk and eventually the River Esk flowing out to sea ten miles away at Whitby. In Victorian times Beckhole was famous for its many orchards. Visitors would come from miles around to enjoy the walks & waterfalls and take tea beneath the apple trees. The little pub has just 2 bars and a sweet shop, here time has stood still over the years..............
Rosedale was for 70 years a busy industrial village. It was home to 5,000 miners working in the sooty and noisy mining industry. Its steep and winding hill sides and moorland covered in relics from its former past are enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and sight seers’ as it boasts some of Yorkshires most beautiful scenery.
It has at the head of the dale one of England’s most quirky and eccentric tea gardens ‘Dale Head Farm Tea Garden’ although well worth a visit to this glorious place.
A new 3m high, bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry, entitled ‘Seated Figure’, has been installed on the North York Moors, near Westerdale. The piece is the first public sculpture to be placed within the National Park, where it will stay for 5 years. We visited today, leaving the car in a layby near a Westerdale turn off on the Blakey Road and walking across the moors for about 15 mins. He will remain in his position until 2022.
York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse.
York also boasts excellent theatres, a wealth of pubs and many museums, all built around well preserved medieval features such as the old city walls, York Minster, Cliffords Tower and The Shambles. Take time to enjoy talented street entertainers or sip a drink by the river.