The North York Moors and the coast, situated to the north and east of the walled city of York, encompasses heather moors, green dales and waterfalls, charming villages, stately homes, abbeys and the rugged coastline from north of Whitby to south of Scarborough.
The four market towns of Helmsley, Kirbymooreside, Malton and Pickering, are all steeped in tradition, each with its own unique character that has changed little for generations.
The coastal resorts of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough and Filey also reflect the character and history that is Yorkshire and are all worthy of a visit, or a longer stay.
Most areas are accessible within an hour and a half by car from the city of York. The A19 and the A64 are the main routes to take you to the National Park or the coast.
The links at the top of the page will take you to a few of my favorite villages, stately homes and coastal resorts. This is only a small choice from the many available and your selection will be influenced depending on whether you enjoy walking or entertaining the children or exploring history.