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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay, with its big beach and views across to the old town area of Scarborough, is 12 miles and just over 20 mins drive away from our self catering holiday cottages.  The large beach at Cayton is perfect for letting the dog off the lead and for kite flying...

Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

During the school holidays we had a day out to the Yorkshire Air Museum.  Being just 50 minutes or so away from our self catering holiday cottages the Yorkshire Air Museum makes an ideal destination for a part or full day trip.  In August 2020, due to Covid, there...

A Visit to Pickering Castle

A Visit to Pickering Castle

One of the many days out you could have from our self catering cottages in the Vale of Pickering is to visit the market town of Pickering and combine a trip to the Castle with a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. For more information, visit our page about...

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Cliff House Holiday Cottages for Cycling!

Cliff House Holiday Cottages for Cycling!

🚵🚵‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️ Cycling from Cliff House 🚵🚵‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️   Cliff House Holiday Cottages is a great place to base your holidays with so much to see and do nearby. If you enjoy your cycling then its a fantastic place!   We have just completed two large walk in bike...

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Autumn Photography? Why not make Cliff House Holiday Cottages your base for an autumnal photography break? We are just on the edge of the fantastic and varied North York Moors as well as a short drive from the Discover Yorkshire Coast and….just across the Vale of...

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...