Itineraries for Whitby or Rosedale Abbey

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Things to do in a one-week break


Settle-in to the comforts of your luxury holiday home in either Whitby or Rosedale. If you arrive in the afternoon, there’ll be time for a short stroll around Rosedale Abbey village or the downtown area of Whitby. For dinner and an evening drink, why not visit the White Horse Farm Inn right here in Rosedale Abbey or the Magpie Cafe in Whitby?


How about a refreshing walk or cycle ride to help you get your first taste of what your holiday has to offer. There are so many choices, depending on your fitness level. We’d recommend dinner at the Moors Inn in Appleton-le-Moors or Haddley's in Whitby.


Depending on the season and the weather conditions, you’ll have a whole bunch of choices about what to do today. The scenic drive over the high Moors between Rosedale and Whitby is always a highlight of a trip to this part of the World. Make sure to have a fish ‘n’ chip lunch in Whitby. We recommend Quayside on the harbour.  A stroll around the old town on the East side of Whitby is fantastic with a walk on Tate Hill Sands and a climb up the 199-steps to the Abbey plain. You’ll easily find things to do for the whole day in Whitby!


A visit to Goathland - better known as “Aidensfield” in the Heartbeat TV series is a nice ride out in the car and will allow you to do some sight-seeing in the near-by market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. You could even take the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway from Pickering to Goathland; and onwards to Grosmont in the Esk Valley. This is another top day out. We’d recommend the Lion Inn up on Blakey Ridge or Green's Restaurant down in Whitby for dinner.


If you’re visiting in springtime, a visit to Farndale to view the wild Daffodils is a “must-see”. The walk down the valley from Church Houses to Low Mills (return) is a gentle and easy enough stroll and will while away a pleasant morning or afternoon. Lunch or your evening meal could be taken at the Feversham Arms at Church Houses. A visit to Hutton-le-Hole is also on the cards today and make sure to pay a visit to the excellent Ryedale Folk Museum. It’s right in the centre of this pretty village. We’d recommend the Coach House Inn in Rosedale Abbey for dinner on the way home. 


Today it’s time to get out and get active. How about a round of golf? There are plenty of courses that are close-by to choose from. Perhaps you’d prefer a horse riding experience on the Moors; or some clay pidgeon shooting? What about fishing; or a visit to the local zoo? There are just so many options that you’re bound to find something of interest!


We would always recommend a day out across the Vale of Pickering to the historic City of York. Once there, you’ll find shopping, interesting museums, the Jorvik Centre, the historic City Walls and of course, York Minster. There’s always something going on in York; no matter what season. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in York as well.  Try the Star in the City if you get the chance, or the Star Inn at Harome on the way home.


If you’re packing up and leaving today, we’d suggest a tour via Pickering, Helmsley or Harrogate on your way home. All three Yorkshire towns are unique and interesting, with plenty to see and good places to visit. Alternatively, finish your visit in style with a day-out to the majestic Castle Howard.

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