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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

 
 
 
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.

Malton Cookery School

Malton Cookery School

15 Market Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LY

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pickering Castle (English Heritage)

Pickering Castle

Castlegate, Pickering, YO18 7AX

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.

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.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH

Helmsley Walled Garden, five acres of stunning herbaceous borders, Victorian vine houses, Kitchen Garden, Orchard and other garden rooms.

Big Bear Active

Gone Mountain Biking

Eden House, 11 Westgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BA

Mountain Bike Holidays including guiding or instruction in specialist biker accommodation. Guided rides and instruction (without accommodation. For all levels. Bike hire also available.

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 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.

Raven Hall Weddings, Ravenscar

Raven Hall Country House Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel and Golf, Scarborough, YO13 0ET

Raven Hall has is one the most enviable settings for your civil wedding, reception and wedding breakfast.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank National Park Visitor 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.

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Riding Centre

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

Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey, Coxwold, York, YO61 4BD

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

Yorkshire Cycle Transport

Yorkshire Cycle Transport

Scarborough Town Hall, North Yorkshire, Yo11 2HD

Specialists in group cycle transport.