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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

 
 
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.

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

Ampleforth

Ampleforth

Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB

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.

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.

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.

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.

Go Ape

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

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

Go Ape! The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure

The Hot Border in summer

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.

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington, Nr Helmsley, York, YO62 5UY

The sheltered walled garden on the bank of the River Rye, with its delightful mixed borders, orchards of traditional fruit varieties and spring-flowering meadows, complements this mellow 17th-century manor house.

Star Inn

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coastal & Country Coaches

Coastal & Country Coaches

Stainsacre Lane Industrial Estate, Fairfield Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU

Coastal and Country Coaches of Whitby are still the largest family owned and operated coach and bus company in Whitby and surrounding area.

Rosedale Walk

Rosedale

Rosedale Village Green, Pickering, YO18 8RA

Now a peaceful, rural dale in the heart of the National Park, in the nineteenth century Rosedale was part of industrial Yorkshire, with its ironstone mines, kilns and even a moorland railway.

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!

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.

Verbena Spa at the Feversham Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, YO62 5AG