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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...