You are spoilt for choice when it comes to photography in Yorkshire.  Whether that’s photographing the chalk cliffs at dawn around Flamborough or the boats in the harbour in Staithes, if the sea takes your fancy. Up on the North York Moors the North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides plenty of opportunities, particularly when the heather is in full bloom and the engines in full steam.  Even the stations provide interesting vignettes of visitors and volunteers going about their routines.  Waterfalls throughout the county provide particular focus, especially in Autumn when the colours explode in to vibrant yellows and coppers.  Consider a short walk to Falling Foss or Thomason Foss.  Often forgotten are the Yorkshire  Wolds to the south of our holiday rental cottages, a gently rolling chalk downland like landscape with hedge rows providing strong leading lines.

Despite the plethora of photography guide books for areas such as The Lake District; North Yorkshire and the Coast finds itself lacking. There is only one book, that we are aware of, but it does offer a good taste of what the county has to offer.  You can find out more here.

We have a number of friends who are professional photographers that can offer you tailored one to one (or one to many) tuition, more details of them at the bottom of the page.  Of course we are always on hand to offer what advice and knowledge that we have to share about where to shoot to make the best of your stay.



If you’re thinking of visiting Yorkshire for your next photographic trip (or even if you need to escape the family for a day on your own), why not stay with us?  We offer a good central location for visiting the best of the Yorkshire coast and countryside, with a range of cottages to fit parties of most sizes from 6 people to 1. 


If you are a camera club or a photography group we can  offer exclusive use of the properties offering 10 bedrooms in total sleeping up to 19 people. Why not consider using the services of one the local and regional photography workshop leaders (details below) to make the most of your club visit? Get in touch directly with us to find out more booking our accommodation.



David is an internationally renowned photographer, based near Malton in North Yorkshire.  David runs landscape photography workshops throughout the world.  He writes extensively on the subject of landscape photography and has had two books published on the subject.  Most recently David has had an exhibition of his most recent work at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton. For more information about David and his 121 tuition, please visit his website.


Rob is a photographic teacher, who not only leads creative retreats and workshops but has led a series of successful open photography exhibitions and conferences at the Patching Art’s Centre in Nottinghamshire.  Rob is an accredited Adobe Education Trainer with extensive knowledge of Adobe products and learning & teaching theory at all levels, which means he can help you get the best out of Photoshop and Lightroom.  Rob has also exhibited at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton. For more information about Rob and his tuition, have a look at his website.




Land of Iron

Land of Iron

The Land of Iron Went for a walk in the "Land of Iron" - Rosedale in the North York Moors National Park. To look at it now you wouldn't think that it was once a thriving iron ore community, with the hill sides dotted with mines as well as the giant furnaces used for...

Ryedale Tour de Abbey

Ryedale Tour de Abbey

Ryedale Tour de Abbey We went on an impromptu tour around Ryedale today visiting its great Abbey's and Priory. Before any great trip, one must first get sustenance, so we first headed to the market town of Helmsley where we had breakfast at Mannions of Helmsley. Can't...

A visit to Byland Abbey

A visit to Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey is one of the many monastic ruins that are short drive away from Cliff House Holiday Cottages. Founded by monks who had a tough start on their journey - left to found a new abbey, founded new abbey, ransacked by the Scots, returned to parent Abbey, not...