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Discovering the Yorkshire Wolds and Beyond

The Yorkshire Wolds….Yorkshire’s best kept secret.  Peaceful, charming and full of character with glorious undulating hills.  A pattern of picture postcard villages and dales, country pubs and tea rooms.

Quaint villages such as Thixendale and Millington, the historic houses of Castle Howard (Brideshead Revisited), Sledmere House with its large deer park, Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens.  Busy market towns of Malton known as the food capital of the north, Helmsley, Beverley and Pocklington.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way starting at the majestic Humber Bridge and winding through dry valleys and sheep pastured dales including Huggate and finally finishing on the coast at Filey and the fine headland of Filey Brigg.

The ancient city of York is a 30 min drive away down Garrowby Hill into the surrounding vale.  Spend a day visiting its splendid Minster often described as the largest Gothic catherdral in northern Europe. Walk the Roman built city walls, wander around the Yorvik Viking Centre and enjoy its vast selection of restaurants.

To the east is the magnificent Yorkshire Heritage Coastline with the old spa resort of Scarborough, Bridlington with RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

To the north lies the heather clad North Yorkshire Moors, enjoy a picnic surrounding by stunning scenery, take a ride on the North Yorks Railway from Pickering to Goathland (Heartbeat country) and end the day with fish & chips at the fishing town of Whitby with its daunting Abbey overlookingthe town.

Enjoy cultural delights such as beautiful David Hockney landscapes, visit the renowned wildlife artist Robert Fuller and his gallery only 5 minutes drive from both cottages. Hull 2017 city of culture offers historic martime delights, wander around the lovely marina along with the spectatular aquarium The Deep.

The Yorkshire Wolds and beyond truly has something for everyone and all within 45 minutes from both cottages.