Historic Whitby is less than 50 minutes away from our self catering cottages in the Vale of Pickering.  When visiting Whitby, why not take some time to explore the grounds of the historic Abbey and look down upon the harbour from the graveyard of St Mary’s Church?  To find ot more about visting Whitby have a look at the information on our website.

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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...

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...