Danby Lodge National Park Centre

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Located on the outskirts of the village of Danby, Danby Lodge National Park Centre is at the very heart of the beautiful North York Moors and is the perfect place to start any visit to the National Park.

Find out about the people, places and wildlife of the North York Moors with the interactive exhibits and take a look at the acclaimed Inspired by… gallery, with its changing exhibitions of work by accomplished artists. Artwork including prints and photography, and a variety of artisan crafts, are available for sale in the gallery shop and craft area.

For kids, there’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall, children’s trails and a lively events programme. There are pushchair and wheelchair friendly woodland and riverside trails around the grounds and plenty of picnic areas and seating if you just want to sit back and soak up the fantastic views across the Esk Valley.

There's also an Information Centre for inside info on the North York Moors National Park that sells parking permits and radar keys.

Remember your visit to this special place with a gift from the shop or sit back and enjoy a taste of the Moors with a bite to eat from the Park Life café.

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Guide Prices

Entry to the Centre is free
Please visit business website for current prices.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road:From Whitby take the A171 towards Teeside. After about 6 miles turn left signposted Danby. The Moors National Park Centre is 1 mile from Danby village. The Centre lies in picturesque grounds on the side of the River Esk, 16 miles inland from Whitby. By public transport:The Moors Centre is a pleasant one mile walk from Danby Station, on the Esk Valley line (Middlesbrough to Whitby).A new bus service for 2014, the Esk Valley Hopper, operated by Coastal & Country, runs from Whitby Bus Station and Whitby Park & Ride along the Esk Valley to The Moors National Park Centre. Buses run daily during school holidays, weekends and on public holidays, from Good Friday to the last Sunday in October – for more details see www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/eskvalleyhopperAccessible by Public Transport: Danby station is 1 mile away.

Danby Lodge National Park Centre

Type:Visitor Centre

Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB
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Tel01439 772737


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

The Moors National Park Centre - Danby (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* **To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**

Please see website for opening times, which vary throughout the season.

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