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North York Moors - Art & Heritage

Taking a photo of ruins

If the North York Moors National Park’s claim to historical fame was based just on the magnificent ruined abbeys at Rievaulx and Byland, it would still be an internationally important area for heritage. But there’s so much more than just those two spectacular venues.The entire National Park coastline (and slightly beyond), including the Cleveland Way National Trail, is designated as the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast, and with good cause: in England and Wales, only the most beautiful and unspoilt stretches of coast have been given this special status, ensuring they are cared for by local authorities and government agencies.

You’ll find grand castles and great houses, abandoned mining sites and monasteries and amazing museums, including the unique Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole, where you can see historical houses just as they were in their own times, from the Iron Age to the 1950s.

Pictures

Whitby

Trattles and Geall are based in a historic panelled shipowners house in the heart of Whitby. At the foot of the Abbey steps, the gallery has been in situ since the early 1700’s.

 
 
Artist Jonathan Pomroy

Jonathan Pomroy

Helmsley

Jonathan Pomroy is an artist living and working on the edge of the North York Moors National Park at Ampleforth

Malton Cookery School

Malton Cookery School

Malton

Learn to cook the best of Yorkshire produce in our beautiful kitchen. Game, shellfish and baking galore! Family friendly course designed to excite and enthuse, where the emphasis is having a great time

Inspired by... gallery

Inspired by... gallery

Danby

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Pickering Castle (English Heritage)

Pickering Castle

Pickering

Situated in an attractive market town at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle is a classic 12th century motte-and-bailey castle.

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Pickering

Bygones of Victorian age with something of interest to all ages many rooms including a grocer's shop children's room printer's workshop costume room kitchen.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Helmsley

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

Byland Abbey

Helmsley

This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Pickering

Take a trip on one of the world's greatest heritage railways with 24 miles of scenery!

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Helmsley

The sheltered walled garden on the bank of the River Rye, with its delightful mixed borders, orchards of traditional fruit varieties and spring-flowering meadows, complements this mellow 17th-century manor house.

Tocketts Mill

Tocketts Mill

Guisborough

Although a Mill has probably occupied this excellent position since the 13th Century, Tocketts has evolved progressively over the intervening years, reaching it's final height and form in about 1850.

Wheeldale Roman Road

Wheeldale Roman Road

Whitby

Mile-long stretch of Roman road still with its hardcore and drainage ditches leading north from the camps at Cawthorn and probably dating to the end of AD1.

The Geall Gallery & Artisan Café

The Geall Gallery & Artisan Café

Whitby

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Malton

Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique museum will transport you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells wartime Britain.

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Whitby

Trattles and Geall are based in a historic panelled ship-owners house in the heart of Whitby. At the foot of the Abbeys steps, the gallery has been in situ since the early 1700s.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley

Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, Helmsley Castle is an imposing sight with a wealth of history.

Duncombe Park

Duncombe Park

Helmsley

The sweeping grass terraces, towering veteran trees, and classical temples are described by hidstorian Christopher Hussey as 'the most spectacularly beautiful among English landscape conceptions of the 18th Century'.

Filey Museum

Filey Museum

Filey

Filey Museum is in Queen Street in the old part of the town near to the 12th century St Oswald's Church. The museum buildings themselves date from the 17th century.

Plan Your Visit

 

Whats On In The North York Moors

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Helmsley

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. This is an astonishing physical piece of solo theatre and visual storytelling performed by Alex Walton, featuring the music of David Bowie.

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty

Helmsley

Sun 22 Jan 2017

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

Bridget Jones's Baby(15)

Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Helmsley

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again.

Til the Boys Come Home with Jessa Liversidge

'Til the Boys Come Home with Jessa Liversidge

Helmsley

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Additional information/quotes for website if needed “A superbly structured and beautifully delivered performance. Jessa is a master at combining performance, emotion and a warm humour into her shows. A gem of an evening.”

Queen of Katwe(PG)

Queen of Katwe (PG)

Helmsley

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family.

Business Open Event

Business Open Event

Scarborough

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Come along to our complimentary Business Open Event on Thursday 2nd of February 2017 from 12pm - 3pm. Sample delicious food, view our conference facilities and take part in a fun team-building exercise.

Credit Bob Green

Royal Scot Spring 2017

Pickering

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has 'scot' fun days out for all in spring 2017

Eden Camp

World War Two Living History Weekend

Malton

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Apr 2017

World War Two Living History Weekend

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

Kirkbymoorside

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!