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What to do in the North York Moors

Let’s be straight here – if you’re looking for chain or department stores, then you’ve probably come to the wrong place. But right across this glorious region, there are centres of population boasting remarkable retailers, from food and clothing to internationally known craftspeople, including world-class glass.Hugging the edge of the North York Moors, discover the charming market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton and Norton. Full of character, our market towns present a great day out for those looking to take home some fresh, organic, locally sourced fruit and vegetables, as well as picking up some delicious, rare breed meats, available from quality, independent butchers, grocers and local farmers markets.

If your idea of a great day’s shopping involves exploring small independent shops, markets and galleries, digging out unusual treasures, and perhaps picking up the odd antique or two – then you have come to the right place.

What to do in the North York Moors

 
 
 
Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

The Old Jail, Dean Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7QS

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. - See more at: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/ .

Dalby Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, waymarked walks including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. Visitor centre.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB

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.

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Go Ape Dalby Forest

Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Go Ape is an award-winning forest adventure.

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Bilsdale Riding Centre, Shaken Bridge Farm, Hawnby, Helmsley, YO62 5LT

Come to Bilsdale Riding Centre. Enjoy beautiful riding over moors and farm land, on an extensive network of bridle paths and green lanes with splendid views, good clean air and wildlife in abundance.

The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

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.

Land Rover 4x4 Driving Experiences

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

ukLANDROVERevents, Bay Ness Quarry, High Lane, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PJ

ukLANDROVERevents offer Land Rover 4x4 Off Road Driving Experiences here at our spectacular coastal off road course, on the cliffs overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. Pre-booking is essential, please contact us for details.

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Mews Cottages, Farsyde House, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, YO22 4UG

Inspired by... gallery

Inspired by... gallery

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

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.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

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

International Centre for Birds of Prey

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

International Centre for Birds of Prey Duncombe, is home large collection of exotic and spectacular birds of prey.

Verbena Spa at the Feversham Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, YO62 5AG

The Verbena Spa opened on 13th October 2008, after spending £1.2 million building a luxury and chic country spa, which has been featured in Vogue, Woman and Home & Harpers Bazaar.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

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

Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton-le-Hole, Nr. Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

A unique visitor attraction located in the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole, where history is brought to life through the Museum’s buildings and collections.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre

The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

The Esk Valley Thetare Company are a professional theatre company offering high artistic quality and production standards.

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Tocketts Mill Country Park

Skelton Road, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6QA

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.

Ravenscar

Ravenscar

Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NA

Ravenscar is 7 miles/11 kilometres south-east of Whitby. There is an impressive panorama of the great sweep of Robin Hood's Bay on the approach road to Ravenscar. The country mansion of Raven Hall, built in 1774 has become a hotel.

The Star Inn, Harome

The Star Inn

High Street, Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE

A certain northern rootedness inspires Andrew's cooking, where poet and peasant co-exist in one menu.

The New Inn & Cropton Brewery

The Great Yorkshire Brewery

The New Inn & Cropton brewery, Cropton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HH

Unique opportunity to see inside a micro brewery producing award-winning real ale in a rural setting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and Cropton Forest.

Malton Cookery School

Malton Cookery School

Saville Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL

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