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 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...

Made in Ebberston

Made in Ebberston

Made in Ebberston Since moving to our home in Ebberston despite lockdown, we’ve been able to meet so many other people who call Ebberston home.  Many of those people are fantastic crafters and artisanal makers.  To celebrate Ebberston and its makers, we’ve created a...

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park We visited the nearby North Yorkshire Water Park to have a go on their zip line, which was quite fun 😊 The Water Park also offers a range of other activities to make a day of it, from climbing on the climbing wall, paddle boarding, wake...

Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum On Good Friday we visited the Ryedale Folk Museum in the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole.  The museum hosts a fantastic collection of relocated and preserved building from around the district of Ryedale. From re-creations of cobblers...

Walking Breaks at Cliff House

Walking Breaks at Cliff House

Take advantage of the quiet times between the school holidays and book a walking break at Cliff House Holiday Cottages to go and explore North Yorkshire on foot! We have a number of walks direct from the front door of our cottages that take you in to nearby Dalby...

Armed Forces Day 2022

Armed Forces Day 2022

Armed Forces Day 2022 After being cancelled in 2020 and 2021, Scarborough finally gets to host Armed Forces Day on the 25th of June. The day will host a series of events led by the Royal Navy, but the Royal Air Force will be present too with a Red Arrows display, a...

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Easter at Cliff House The Easter Holidays are upon us here at Cliff House in North Yorkshire, to celebrate we invited all of our younger guests to join us for an Easter Egg Hunt around our 2 acres of grounds. Can you spot any of the eggs that we have hidden? Our young...

SLEDMERE HOUSE AND GARDENS

SLEDMERE HOUSE AND GARDENS

SLEDMERE HOUSE AND GARDENS It's lambing time and at Sledmere House and Gardens, which is just 13 miles away from Cliff House, you can get hands on with the lambs. A perfect way to turn a grumpy teenager's brain to a sloppy mush on a Sunday morning 🙂 Sledmere is a...

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...

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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...

New Photography for The Coach House

New Photography for The Coach House

We had fun over the weekend taking new photographs of our Coach House self catering cottage.  We've added a few new things to the cottage and wanted to show them off... Prints of local scenes by the artist Ian Mitchell Our new bike rack - a useful addition to our...

Made in Ebberston

Made in Ebberston

Made in Ebberston Since moving to our home in Ebberston despite lockdown, we’ve been able to meet so many other people who call Ebberston home.  Many of those people are fantastic crafters and artisanal makers.  To celebrate Ebberston and its makers, we’ve created a...