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7 Hidden Gems to Discover in North Yorkshire

Posted on 17th June 2017 by CE Team

When visiting Yorkshire, you will quickly see that there are historic sights and areas of stunning natural beauty at every turn. Let us reveal some of Yorkshire and Whitby’s most appealing hidden gems for you to discover. When staying in one of our North Yorkshire cottages, it is highly recommended that you check out one of these fabulous 7 hidden gems in North Yorkshire.

1. Enjoy village charm at Hutton-le-Hole

Located in the district of Ryedale, Hutton-le-Hole is a gorgeous rural village boasting everything from a Elizabethan manor house to a round house dating back to the Iron Age. This village is also famous for its regular craft workshops, and is very easy to reach from our cottages in North York Moors.

2. Go roving on the North York Moors

Hills, woodland and moorland over 554 square miles: what more could you wish for? Here, you can enjoy the most atmospheric hiking trip of your life before heading home to relax in one of our cosy cottages in Whitby. Take a delicious picnic with you for the ultimate day out.

3. Explore the magnificent Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle is the largest castle keep in the United Kingdom, and it is located alongside two gorgeous rivers, too.

4. Be inspired amid the rolling Yorkshire Dales

Our cottages in North Yorkshire are the perfect base from which to explore the fantastic Dales. This national park in the Pennines is absolutely beautiful all year round. The park was created in 1954 and if you are stuck for ideas about where to start when you arrive, the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and Malham Cove are always wonderful. Make sure to stop by the historic Bolton Abbey as well.

5. Is Thornton-le-Dale the most picturesque village in the UK?

Also located in Ryedale, Thornton-le-Dale is often described as being the world’s most picturesque village. See this little gem of Yorkshire for yourself, perhaps combining it to a trip to nearby Hutton-le-Hole.

6. Enjoy the sea air at Robin Hoods Bay

This lovely little fishing village is located within the North York Moors National Park itself. Surrounded by fabulous countryside, it is a real hidden gem, and a fantastic seaside retreat for those who are in the know. Hire a boat and explore the coastline, and pay a visit to nearby Scarborough for a restaurant meal on your way back to your holiday cottage.

7. Soak up the elegance of Harrogate

The sophisticated spa town of Harrogate is the perfect marriage of chic historical attractions and regional charm. Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum, the lovely Sun Pavillion with its Art Deco design and a wealth of other attractions such as the resplendent Valley Gardens. Harrogate is not just a historic spa: it is also home to some superb modern spa facilities. Try the Turkish Baths and Health Spa, which have been restored from their centuries old former glory, to experience a relaxing and pampering treatment.