Hole of Horcum- North York Moors

The Hole of Horcum is on the North York Moors and there are so many legends and tales as to why it exists. It is 400ft deep and there are lots of tracks to take, such as a five-mile trail to levisham Moor.

 

The Moors are also full of ancient remains from different eras of history. Along one of the tracks, you can spot the steam trains from levisham. For wildlife lovers, there are all sorts of animals hiding in the heather such as Stoat, Wheatear, Adders and Curlew.

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The Moors became a national park in 1952 and there are hundreds of trails such as A Mediaeval Adventure and the Royal Forest of Pickering.

This is only part 1 of my trails around the moors, so look out for the next tale and trail I discover.

 

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A City that is surrounded by history, attractions and heritage, and there is so much here to discover.
The York Bar walls were mainly built in the 13th century and if you want to walk the whole stretch it may take you a few hours, but in my view, it’s the best way to see and get to know the City.

Shopping in York is great because you can shop in your independent stores from the streets of Stonegate to the Shambles, and your more highstreets chain lovers, Coney Street is for you.
If you’re into museums, York has plenty, from The Castle Museum, The Yorkshire Museum, The Jorkik Viking Centre, to the Army Museum, just to name a select few.

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York also has a daily market called the Shambles market, where you can buy a huge range of things from gifts to local produce. There are lots of places to stay overnight in York and they have some great bars and restaurants.

Beverley- East Ridings of Yorkshire

Beverley is a market town in the East Ridings of Yorkshire. There is a lot of tourist attractions to discover including the famous Minster, the racecourse and the Beck.

 

Beverley Westwood is a great for families to enjoy and is 4.5 miles long, and you get some scenic views from the town and the racecourse.

Shopping around Beverley has everything from your high street chains, to independent and they hold a market here two days a week selling local produce.
The Georgian quarter is great for shopping too and have some nice restaurants and pubs.

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If you do want to stay in the town, there are plenty Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, places for camping and Glamping.
There is also the opportunity to have a tour on some boats which you can hire from Beverly Beck, and it’s only a short walk from the town centre.
The town host some great events here too, and I fully recommend that Beverley is worth the visit.

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton is a town in North Yorkshire that has a historical castle, cobbled streets and the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep. There are so many things to enjoy and you can easily spend all day here exploring.

Skiptons Castle is a must visit and is one of England’s best-preserved Castles. You can explore around the grounds and inside and in medieval times, you would have had to cross over a bridge to get to it.
Once you have finished exploring the Castle, Skipton’s Castle woods is a great walk and spot for a picnic. The views of the castle from here are amazing and the paths through the woods are great for families.

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The town is a market town and has an amazing market held for four days in the week, selling local produce to hand crafted gifts.
It also has its own museum and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Station isn’t far away and is another great attraction.
You also can’t visit Skipton without going to their famous canal and taking a tour on the boats.

Goathland, North Yorkshire

Goathland in North Yorkshire is a very popular tourist destination for more than one reason.
It has been attracting people as early as the 19th century and for possibly slightly older viewers it’s because of the popular TV series Heartbeat. It was filmed here in Goathland and was set in the 1960’s. It followed the lives of the villagers, police and medical staff and the set is still visible to see around the village.

The other tourist attraction that is a must see, is the train station. It was used in the Harry Potter film as the station at Hogsmeade and the station is still in working order and you can take regular trips on their steam trains to places like Whitby.

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That’s not all that Goathland has to offer, sat on the North Yorkshire Moors, there are plenty of great walking trails including one to Grosmont, which is a 3-and-a-half-mile hike, and you can even find Mallyan Spount’s 70 ft. waterfall.

There are also some lovely shops, pubs and cafes to visit along the tour of Goathland, and they even host some great events in the year.

Flamborough

Flamborough is on the East Ridings of Yorkshire and is a well-known popular spot for beach lovers, hikers and explorers.
The lighthouse dates back to 1806 and is only 1.2 miles away from the village. You can also stay here as there are lots of bed and breakfasts and pubs.

 

The cliffs are home to thousands of birds from Gannets to Puffins and you can explore inside the sea caves.
The Sea Caves are great fun when the tide is out, as you can walk in them and see them emerge from when they were underwater. The caves are formed from the geology of the chalk cliffs combined with the sea waves.

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There are plenty of walks around the bays and is a great spot for kite flying and rock pooling. You can walk on Bempton Cliffs to local nature reserves and you to the old lighthouse that dates back to 1674.

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