Local Attractions around Staithes

Staithes Harbour


An old picturesque cobbled fishing village nesling between the highest cliffs on the East Coat.  The dinosaur coastline offers rich pickings for fossil and jet hunters and there is rock pooling available for the more feint hearted and children.  Due to the tide and make up of the coastline Staithes offers an amazing surfing experience for the more practiced surfer.  The Village is perfectly situated for anglers of all abilities and can be carried out either from the harbour wall, the piers, the beach or boat hire.

Staithes is located on the Cleveland Way and offers many walking experiences suited to all skill levels, from ambling countryside walks to cliff top and wooded valley walks.

The stunning views in and around the village have been used as location on many film and television series, the most recent one being CBeebies 'Old Jacks Boat'.




From the old town of Whitby, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary, whose churchyard on Whitby's East Cliff gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula.  Whitby's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on Whitby's east cliff. Spreading below Whitby, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside.




Saltburn by the Sea has a rich and varied tapestry of historical development. Although Saltburn's most obvious features are of Victorian origin, its history goes back much further. There is evidence that it was inhabited by a hermit in the thirteenth century and even earlier, during Roman times, it was the site of a fortified Roman signalling station. Saltburn's more covert history lies in smuggling and the town is immensely proud of its famous smuggling past. The resort of Saltburn by the Sea was founded by the Victorian entrepreneur Henry Pease and the legacy of his vision is the Station complex, Zetland Hotel, Pier, Cliff Lift and Valley Gardens as well as the so called "jewel streets" along the sea front. 



North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

With magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.  From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the windswept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby.



North Yorkshire National Park

The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.  Find out what there is to see and do and discover how the National Park Authority works with the people who live here to care for this beautiful place.  The two National Park Visitor Centres - The Moors National Park Centre at Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre - will help you make the most of your trip to the North York Moors.



Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

With over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, plus the new red pandas, Penguin Coast, an amazing penguin pool, and Muddy Duck Farm, you can enjoy an amazing tour of the animal kingdom in the heart of North Yorkshire. Regular Keeper TalksMeet a Creature sessions and daytime shows are included in the admission price too.  If you are looking for adrenaline-fuelled thrills, Flamingo Land provides a sensational collection of extreme rides, including 2013’s star attraction,Hero. Featuring swooping turns, breath-taking drops and two heartline inversions, the latest rollercoaster creates the incredible sensation of zero gravity flight!  



Eden Camp

Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp.  It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two.