Places of Interest
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is a town of quaint streets and fine beaches set beneath towering cliffs, home to ancient abbey ruins and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula‘.
is a traditional Edwardian seaside town with a real sense of olde world charm. It is home to monastic ruins, an award winning museum set in a 16th century building and a five mile stretch of clean, sandy beach.
has a modern promenade with wide, flat walkways leading down to its sandy beach. The 12th century Priory Church was originally part of one of England’s leading monasteries and the surviving nave is now the parish church, which contains a wealth of historic features, including a tapestry depicting 900 years of history.
is a medieval market town with an imposing Gothic Minster church. The town also boasts more than 40 pubs, including one of the last public houses in the world to use authentic gas lighting.
is the second largest inhabited castle in England and is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The castle has been used for a number of big screen productions, including scenes from ‘Harry Potter‘ and ‘Elizabeth‘.
is one of the finest historic houses in Britain, with extensive collections of fine furniture and art and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. It also provided the grand setting for the TV classic ‘Brideshead Revisited’‘.
has been the spiritual capital of the north for 2,000 years and is home to countless visitor attractions. The Jorvik Centre, National Railway Museum, Roman Walls, splendid shops and of course, the famous Minster are just a few of the highlights of this beautiful historic city.
is one of the oldest towns in the region, with evidence of human occupation dating back to the Stone Age. Attractions include its 12th century castle, the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (the longest steam railway in England) and the Beck Isle Museum, which has a unique collection of black and white photographs and displays of rural life.
has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times. The town consists of two parts – Old Malton with its ancient stone houses and St Mary’s Priory and the new town which grew around the Norman castle, with its abundance of shops and weekly market, which has been held here for centuries.
is situated between Filey and Bridlington; its origins are shrouded in mystery but the name, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘Flaen‘, meaning ‘arrow head’, is said to refer to its thrusting promontory into the sea. The history and romance of Flamborough centre around its sea tradition of piracy, shipwrecks and smuggling and its many caves along the rocky shore were a haven for smugglers of contraband in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Robin Hood’s Bay
is a stunning example of the Yorkshire coastline at its natural best. From the clifftop, the twisting descent through this timeless village is dotted with picturesque dwellings and cobbled alleyways which seem to tumble into each other right up to the very edge of the sea – this area was popular with smugglers during the 18th century. For a quirkier option, the Ghost Tour tells tales of strange and supernatural happenings agains a backdrop of smugglers, shipwercks and legends.