North Yorkshire Moors
Guide to the North Yorkshire Moors
Check out Heartbeat country and drop into the "Aidensfield Arms" for a drink or lunch, the real Aidensfield is Goathland a lovely village but take care! the sheep wander freely around the village and on the roads. There are a lot of nice little villages dotted across the Moors, you may stumble across Grosmont which is a stop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, you can often see a steam train passing through.
The moors can be a little bleak in winter but it is special landscape and really comes into it's own in August when the heather flowers and the moors are a mass of purple. The North Yorkshire Moors steam railway runs from Pickering to Whitby so you can often catch sight of the train as it wends it's way across the Moors or why not take a trip on the train? It is a great half day's trip and you can get off an explore at stops along the way.
Just north of Pickering you will find Flamingo Land a theme park and zoo, nearby Dalby Forest is great for mountain biking and Go Ape have a high ropes centre in the forest.
Whitby sits on the coast at the far side of the North Yorkshire Moors - a delightful fishing port with a jumble of buildings built on what seems like every square inch up the cliffs. Whitby Abbey is well worth a visit set high up on the cliffs you can walk the 199 steps up there or pick up one of the sightseeing buses who drop off at the Abbey. You can wander round the abbey ruins, there is also a small museum and a lovely cafe where you can get a drink or lunch.
In the town you will find Captain Cook's Museum and Pannett Park which has a local history museum and children's playground. You can also spend a great afternoon strolling around the harbour and the cobbled streets. Take a look at the Whitby jet shops selling this unique jewellery or take a break at one of the many coffe shops and cafes.
The town also feeds off the legend of Dracula who entered the country at this port! So beware! Pick your time to visit as there are Goth weekends when the place is overrun with - you have guessed it Goths!
Not a place to visit if the weather is poor but can be a very nice day out.
Stables A lovely cottage and perfect for our dog. My only complaint (and it's a very,very small one) is the kettle dribbles when pouring! The decor is lovely and warm and... read more18gusw19/03/20
Wonderful place to stay We had four nights in The Stables at Broadgates Farm. We arrived quite late and the cottage was warm and welcoming and peaceful after a long journey. It... read moreSpikeWinchester12/03/20
Birthday Celebrations This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Broadgate farm and stayed in 3 different cottages. This time we stayed in the 4 bed cart house.
We cannot fault... read more260philipa26/02/20
Our Stay at the Forge Not a bad word to say really. Lovely cottage, owners were great, really close to Beverley and some lovely surrounding areas.
Only thing that wasn't great is the fact I was... read moreavantg201918/02/20
Family visit Another great weekend at Broadgate Farm Cottages, this time with grandchildren! Beautifully warm and comfortable with loads of space for two small children to play. Cot and chair provided along... read moreBennettwoolard15/02/20
Great place Stayed here for a long weekend in January. It’s our annual girls get together from across the country and it proved to be a great location. We had... read more68Nikki7130/01/20
Staying nearby family for Christmas 2019 We stayed at The Forge for Christmas week, near our daughter and family. The cottage was warm (underfloor heating), welcoming (quality hamper with delicious products)and had a perfect secure, well... read moreclaremb5931/12/19
Family Christmas I booked Broadgate Farm Cottages as they could accommodate 10 people with the right bedroom layout for us.It worked out perfectly having two cottages with an adjoining door. Cooking Christmas... read moreMichelleW490830/12/19
Fabulous Cottages, cannot recommend enough! we stayed at Broadgate farm Cottages (High Barn, and The Cart House 4 Bed) for a Hen Do with 21 guests earlier this year and were so impressed we... read moreKatyC198527/12/19
Two month stay We stayed in three different cottages during a protracted house purchase. The foldyard is disability friendly with a lovely walled garden. The granary is a larger cottage and... read moreJanw33121/12/19
Beautiful cottages Stayed at Cart House for early family Christmas break. Standard of accommodation very high and delighted with the lovely Christmas decorations. Would highly recommend and a strong chance that will... read more781mookey15/12/19
Annual Christmas weekend The previous reviewers have said it all - the Carthouse is a wonderful place to stay, top class accommodation with four lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, so comfortable and well equipped.... read moresuek78315/12/19