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North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park

A holiday in the North York Moors National Park is an excellent way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the British countryside. Located in North Yorkshire, England, the park covers an area of over 1,400 square...

More than just Farndale for daffodils

More than just Farndale for daffodils

Daffodils in North Yorkshire are not just exclusive to Farndale.  If you venture a way from the honey pots of Low Mill and Farndale you can find other places, where the spread of daffodils is far greater and better than what you find in Farndale itself.  Its just that...

Holiday Inspiration for Solo Travellers

Holiday Inspiration for Solo Travellers

Holiday Inspiration for Solo Travellers Ryedale has been voted on of the best places for the solo traveller to visit.  Here’s our holiday inspiration of things to as solo traveller when visiting Ryedale (and of course staying with us at Cliff House Holiday Cottages!)...

Things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest

Things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest

You may have seen our "back garden" on TV recently in the "Secret Life of the Forest" on Channel 5.  To say that the Great Yorkshire Forest is our back garden isn't an over statement.  Turn right as you leave our cottages and in just over a mile you are in the back of...

North York Moors National Park

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...

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...

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...

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...

Walking in Yorkshire

Walking in Yorkshire

Went for a circular walk on a very windy Thursday last week near the medieval village of Wharram Percy. Taking in the heads of a number of Dales in the Yorkshire Wolds as well as ruins of the village itself. Yorkshire is a great place for walking, whether its long...

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The Cross Keys, dinner by Uovo

The Cross Keys, dinner by Uovo

A fantastic new restaurant in Malton, putting it firmly on the foodie map Uovo has been around the East and North Yorkshire area as a pop up restaurant headed by chef patron David Tait for a couple of years now following lock down.  Recently David has set down roots...

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Yorkshire, a captivating adventure awaits you at the National Trust's Fountains Abbey. Just over 1hr and 20 minutes from our cottages across the heart of North Yorkshire.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this majestic ruin...