PLACES TO VISIT,

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO EAT

North Yorkshire and the Vale of Pickering is jam packed with places to visit and activities to do and see all year round.  Whether you like visiting historic ancient monuments, stately country homes or spending time wandering along a beach or doing a spot of crafting on a rainy day there will be something for everyone when you visit our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering.

From our cottages, the City of York is less than hour away.  The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is close by, with stations throughout the National Park for you to park up at and jump on a train – why not go to Pickering and make a day of it and get the train there all the way to the seaside town of Whitby?  For the green fingered amongst you visiting North Yorkshire there are many formal gardens for you to visit including Wolds Way Lavender, Scampston Hall and Jackson’s Wold Garden (all have tea rooms too!). If you are feeling adventurous, you can go on one of the many mountain biking trails in the nearby Dalby Forest or you can Go-Ape and go on a high wire course in the tree tops of Dalby Forest?

Search below to find more places to visit in North Yorkshire.

A walk to Jerry Noddle

A walk to Jerry Noddle

Went for a short (6 kilometres) easy walk along forest roads out to Jerry Noddle (yes it is a place but does sound like a band member from Slade!) from Bickley Gate Car Park (Grid reference - SE 91079 91035)- our nearest car park in Dalby Forest. You can get to...

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

Went for a walk last week to Blakey Topping and the stone circle (what's left of it) that lies at the foot of it. A relatively easy 7km, that like many walks for us starts at the Saltergate Car Park just above the Hole of Horcum. Having achieved the stone circle we...

The Cooks Place, Malton

The Cooks Place, Malton

Had a great day out yesterday (7th November)  learning how to prepare and cook game at The Cooks Place in nearby Malton.  At the cookery school we worked with a variety of fresh local game including wild duck and pheasant to create some fantastic dishes. A great day...

What’s Your Bucket List?

What’s Your Bucket List?

Jess Power from Married At First Sight Australia has recently moved to Manchester and this is her UK bucket list... what would be your North Yorkshire Bucket list?   This would be our Cliff House bucket list… Ice Cream Sundae at the Harbour Bar in Scarborough A...

The Hairy Bikers Go North

The Hairy Bikers Go North

If you follow The Hairy Bikers, you will have seen them on BBC2 on Thursdays at 2000hrs exploring the North of England on a culinary adventure.  Two episodes were filmed close to us at Cliff House Holiday Cottages.  One concentrated on the Yorkshire Coast and the...

Six things to do on a rainy day

Six things to do on a rainy day

What to do on a rainy day. As we live in the UK, the chances are that when you are on holiday there is a good chance that there will be a rainy day or two when you are away.  Here we suggest a number of places in North Yorkshire that you can visit when the heavens...

Chafer Wood and Netherby Dale

Chafer Wood and Netherby Dale

Went out for a quick walk this morning up to Chafer Wood and down Netherby Dale. Slightly nettley - so wearing shorts wasn't the best choice 🙂 A fabulous short walk direct from our cottages, that on a day like today feels like you are walking through a rain forest as...

Kirkdale and Chafer Woods Walk

Kirkdale and Chafer Woods Walk

Went for a quick walk from the cottages up through Chafer Wood and then across and down through Kirkdale.  Passing the local church and stopping to take photographs of Ebberston Hall - apparently the UK's smallest stately home. But before we made it back to Cliff...

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale Dale is know as the Daffodil Valley because of its abundant displays of daffodils at the start of Spring in this area of North Yorkshire.  That said with everything else that appears to be growing along the path it could also be called the Wild Garlic Valley...

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

With such great weather this Easter Sunday, we made an impromptu visit to the National Trust's Rievaulx Terrace - a garden with two follys in it. The garden used to be a part of the Duncombe Estate, but was handed over to the National Trust as payment for death...

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

Did you know today is National Gumdrop day in the USA ? (what ever next ?) Still it’s a good excuse to pop out to the fabulous Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop - https://www.helmsleysweets.co.uk/ They sell sweets the old-fashioned way, straight from big jars into paper...

Bridgerton

Bridgerton

With the 2nd season of the popular Netflix show Bridgerton now announced, many of you will be doing a happy dance.  Bridgerton is based on a series of 8 novels set in the Regency period by the historical romantic novelist Julia Quinn.  The series revolves the eight...

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A walk to Jerry Noddle

A walk to Jerry Noddle

Went for a short (6 kilometres) easy walk along forest roads out to Jerry Noddle (yes it is a place but does sound like a band member from Slade!) from Bickley Gate Car Park (Grid reference - SE 91079 91035)- our nearest car park in Dalby Forest. You can get to...

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