Get out about during
your stay in York and visit some of the beautiful tourist
spots on the North Yorkshire Moors.
The Moors stretch from The Vale of York and The Vale of Mowbray right across
to The Yorkshire Coast.
The Moors are home to The North York Moors
Railway. This railway operates in the summer
months and visitors can enjoy a ride on a real steam
train, whilst viewing some of the fantastic scenery
of Pickering [map] and Goathland [map].
This village is, of course, famous for its many appearances
in Heartbeat and is a delightful venue
for a cream tea and scone in the Goathland tea shop.
The Moors and surrounding areas are home to a number of
abbeys. Rievaulx Abbey [map], Fountains Abbey [map], Byland Abbey [map] and Whitby Abbey [map] are all great
places to visit and learn about the history of this fascinating
If you want to get back to nature a visit to Farndale
Daffodils is a must. This valley is on the very edge
of The North York Moors. The walk from the car park in Low Mill to the neighbouring hamlet of Church
Houses takes about an hour.
The footpath follows the bank of the River Dove upstream, between the steep slopes of Blakey Ridge and Horn Ridge, past a spot where legend has it,
two lovers drowned themselves.
A short drive from York is the beautiful smaller city
of Ripon [map] and the Prison and
Police Museum [map] . This looks at the history of
the police, and, in its first floor cells, the conditions
in Victorian prisons. The Prison and Police Museum is
based at Marygate and is well worth a visit.
At the far end of the Moors we come to the Yorkshire
coast and for those looking for a change of scenery
the rugged coastline of Whitby [map] and Filey [map] should appeal.
The original Victorian holiday haven of Scarborough [map] is close at hand and is a great place to enjoy a traditional
bucket and spade holiday.
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