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Things to do in North York Moors National Park

The National Park includes the largest area of heather moorland in the United Kingdom together with the wild and rugged cliffs of the North Sea Coast. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature at its best.

Are you looking for things to do in the North York Moors? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.




 

  Attractions

The Dracula Experience

The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby.
9 Marine Parade
Town Centre
Whitby
YO21 3PR

Recommended by Kelly Barker, Newcastle

 

Pleasure Adventure Golf And Bowling

Seaside arcade offering an indoor crazy golf and mini bowling.
Pier Road
Whitby
YO21 3PU

 

Helmsley Castle

English Heritage - Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, an essential site for any visitor to the market town of Helmsley.
Castlegate
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5AB

 

Whitby Abbey

English Heritage - Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great day out.
Abbey Lane
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 4JT

 

Rievaulx Abbey

English Heritage - Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice for a peaceful and tranquil day out.
Rievaulx
Nr Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5LB

 

Wheeldale Roman Road

English Heritage - A mile-long stretch of enigmatic ancient road - probably Roman but possibly later or earlier.
near Goathland
North Yorkshire
YO22 5AP

 

Duncombe Park

Christopher Hussey wrote that 'the grass terraces of Duncombe are unique, and perhaps the most spectacularly beautiful'.
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5EB

 

Arnold Palmer Putting Course

A visit to Whitby is not complete without trying out the 9 hole Arnold Palmer Putting Course on West Cliff, Whitby.
North Terrace, West Cliff
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 3PU

 

Mini Monsterz

Indoor and outdoor childrens play centre.
The Carrs
Ruswarp
Whitby
YO21 1RL

01947820550

 

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Fascinating look at the life of Captain James Cook.
Grape Lane
Whitby
YO22 4BA

01947601900

 

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

Scenic cruises on the River Esk aboard hisitoric ships.
Pier Road
Whitby
YO21 3PU

08450450825

 

Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe

Paint your own pottery experience.
5B Skinner Street
Whitby
YO21 3AH

01947825824

 
 

  Museums

Ryedale Folk Museum

A beautiful open-air museum in the North York Moors National Park and a wonderful place to visit, learn or volunteer.
Hutton le Hole
North Yorkshire
YO62 6UA

01751417367

 

Pannett Park Art Gallery And Whitby Museum

A historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery.
Saint Hilda's Terrace
Whitby
YO21 1RE

01723383636

 
 

  Parks

Fen Bog Nature Reserve FREE

Surrounded by bright purple heather, with a variety of colourful sphagnum mosses underfoot, Fen Bog is a delightful moorland.
White Way Heads
Goathland
North Yorkshire
YO18 7AT

 

Pannett Park FREE

Pannett Park is ideally situated in the centre of Whitby; it was the first public park to be built in the town.
Whitby
YO21 1RE

 

Ashberry Nature Reserve FREE

One of the finest ancient woodlands in Yorkshire, which is bordered by flower-rich limestone grassland on the valley sides.
Cleveland Way
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5LE

 

Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve FREE

Little Beck Wood is a glorious mix of oak, ash, alder and cherry under the canopies of which lives a wealth of plants, mammals.
Little Beck Lane
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 5HA

 
 

  Galleries

Turnstone Gallery

Contemporary art and ceramics from the Coast and Moors of North Yorkshire.
East Row
Sandsend
Whitby
YO21 3SU

01947893289

 
 

  Cinema

Whitby Pavilion Complex

Performance arts venue that includes a digital cinema.
West Cliff
The Spa
Whitby
YO21 3EN

01947820625

 
 

  Golf

Kirbymoorside Golf Club

Golf Club.
Manor Vale
Kirbymoorside
North Yorkshire
YO62 6EG

 

Whitby Golf Club

An 18 hole, cliff top course.
Sandsend Road
Low Straggleton
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 3SR

 
 

  Leisure centres

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

Welcome to Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool.
Baxton's Sprunt
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5BH

 
 

  Water sports

Whitby Leisure Centre

Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and wide range of leisure activities available.
West Cliff
Whitby
YO21 3HT

01947604640

 

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