Weekend Break in Whitby or Rosedale Abbey

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Things to do in a weekend away


Settle-in to the comforts of your luxury weekend accommodation. If you arrive in the afternoon, there’ll be time for a short stroll around Rosedale or Whitby before dinner.  For dinner and an evening drink, why not visit the White Horse Farm if you're staying in Rosedale Abbey; or pay a visit to the famous Magpie Cafe if you're weekending in Whitby?

White Horse Farm Hotel Rosedale Abbey

Location, Location, Location: Our Guests Often Rave about thier Visits to the Whitte Horse Inn in Rosedale.


Depending on the season and the weather conditions, you’ll have a whole bunch of choices about what to do today. Why not start off with a cooked breakfast in your holiday home in Rosedale or Whitby?

The scenic drive between Whitby and Rosedale is always a highlight of a trip to this part of the World. You could call into the Moors Centre at Danby on the way. Travel back via Sleights and Pickering to take in the scenery over the Hole of Horcum. You could even make a detour into the village of Goathland; better known as “Aidensfield” in the Heartbeat TV series. You’ll certainly be ready for bed.

Thomason Foss waterfall Beck Hole - Colin Carter

Thomason Foss at Beckhole Near Goatland is a Popular Scenic Spot on a Run-out fromWhitby or Rosedale.


No trip to this region would be complete without getting some exercise by way of a good walk or a cycle ride. There are so many choices, depending on your fitness level.  Aim to take a walk or ride that takes you past the Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge and make sure to call in for lunch. A good nap in the afternoon on Sunday is always our favourite time of week – especially after a Yorkshire Sunday lunch with all the trimmings!


Leaving after your short break, a day trip to York is always a great way to end a long weekend. There is so much to do and see in York, you’ll just love it!

York Minster Banner

York is Under a Little Over an Hour Away by Car from Rosedale or Whitby;and always Worth a Day Out.

Long-weekend Special

If you’re here for a long weekend over four days, why not plan your visit to take advantage of the fantastic Captain Cook Country Tour? You’ll get to see a number of fantastic museums recording Captain Cook’s life in Yorkshire and his travels to far-flung lands. You’ll also get to visit a number of our local historical towns and villages; including Great Ayton, Guisborough, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Staithes, Sandsend and Whitby. It’s a beautiful and scenic tour around the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and can be completed comfortably in sections over 2-3 days. There are plenty of side-tours and opportunities for walks along the way.

Roseberry Topping and the bluebells - Colin Carter

Captain Cook's Birthplace Sits Almost Directly Below Roseberry Topping on the Edge of the Moors.

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