History and heritage in the North York Moors

The North York Moors history can be seen throughout the area, from gothic ruins to Victorian steam trains, Cistercian monasteries to 18th century stately homes, ironstone mines to fishing villages, the National Park can certainly boasts a rich heritage.

Byland and Rievaulx Abbey, two of English Heritage’s sites can be found within the moors and are the perfect opportunity to learn about what the ruins once were and how they came to be. Or perhaps you want to learn about the North York Moors ironstone mining heritage with a visit to beautiful Rosedale to see the atmospheric remains of kilns and railway lines. Or why not visit one of the most popular attractions the heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway and experience the Victorian age of steam travel!