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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.



The Dracula Experience

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

Recommended by Kelly Barker, Newcastle


Pleasure Adventure Golf And Bowling

Seaside arcade offering an indoor crazy golf and mini bowling.
Pier Road
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.
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
North Yorkshire
YO22 4JT


Rievaulx Abbey

English Heritage - Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice for a peaceful and tranquil day out.
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'.
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
North Yorkshire
YO21 3PU


Mini Monsterz

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



Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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



Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

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



Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe

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




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



Pannett Park Art Gallery And Whitby Museum

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




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
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.
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
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
North Yorkshire
YO22 5HA



Turnstone Gallery

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




Whitby Pavilion Complex

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




Kirbymoorside Golf Club

Golf Club.
Manor Vale
North Yorkshire
YO62 6EG


Whitby Golf Club

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


  Leisure centres

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

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


  Water sports

Whitby Leisure Centre

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



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