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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

 
 
 
Enjoying England's "finest view" at Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

Big Bear Bikes

Big Bear Bikes

Co-op Building, Southgate, PICKERING, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BL

Big Bear Bikes is a cycle shop and cycle hire guiding and training centre on Dalby Forest' s doorstep in Pickering. We have a large fleet of hire bikes and we service and repair all makes of bikes.

Keldy Cycle Hire

Keldy Cycle Hire

Keldy Forest Cabins, Cawthorne, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

There is plenty to do on a Forest Holiday with miles of forest trails to explore.

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.

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/ .

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

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.

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.

4x4 Experience - ukLANDROVERevents

4x4 Experience Tours - ukLANDROVERevents

Birk Brow Car Park, Charltons, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS12 3DF

ukLANDROVERevents providing 4x4 Experience Days within Yorkshire.

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

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

A 9 mile scenic drive with car parks, BBQ & picnic areas, play areas, ability graded cycle trails, waymarked walks, orienteering course, bike hire, Go Ape, Dalby Activity Centre, Visitor centre with toilets, Forest Cafe and exhibition area.

Northern Ride

Northern Ride

19 Saville Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL

Northern Ride are the only, North Yorkshire stockist of Olympia, Scapin and Focus bikes; they believe in providing a quality service and these brands will help them achieve that.

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!

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4x4 Driving/Tuition - ukLANDROVERevents

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre, High Lane, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PJ

ukLANDROVERevents providing 4x4 Experience Day Tours within North Yorkshire.

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Bridge Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DU

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.

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Picturesque Yorkshire manor house with organic garden and exciting exhibitions.

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Riding Centre

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

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.

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

The Moors National Park Centre

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

For inside info on the National Park and a fun free day out. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall for kids. Interactive exhibits, a café, gift shop and contemporary gallery, Inspired by… with changing exhibitions.

Robert Fuller Gallery

Robert Fuller Gallery

Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, MALTON, North Yorkshire, YO17 9LS

Robert E Fuller is one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists. His paintings sell all over the world and up to 7,000 people visit his own gallery in North Yorkshire each year.

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.