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Ravenscar

From the heights of Ravencar unfolds one of the finest views in the National Park, across to Robin Hood's Bay, while there's a tale to tell behind 'The Town That Never Was'.

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Ravenscar

Stokesley

The historic market town of Stokesley lies on the River Leven, just outside the northwestern boundary of the National Park.

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Stokesley Market Place by Volunteer Brian Nicholson

Hutton le Hole and Lastingham

With its wandering sheep and pretty little beck tumbling across the village green, it's no surprise that Hutton le Hole is one of the most popular villages in the National Park.

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Hutton le Hole

Rosedale Abbey

Rosedale Abbey sits in perhaps the most beautiful of the moorland dales. It's a wonderful base for walking and cycling, with a fascinating industrial heritage to explore.

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Rosedale Abbey

Farndale

Each spring the glorious Farndale daffodils put on one of nature's most spectacular shows.

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Farndale daffodils

Grosmont

A peaceful Esk Valley village, reached by steam on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It's a great centre for walking and has a rich heritage which you can discover on the picturesque Rail Trail.

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Grosmont

Malton and Norton

Malton and Norton, on the banks of the River Derwent, are well-known for their racing stables, markets and fine food. Come on a market day to see Malton at its best.

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Malton

Helmsley

The picturesque market town on the banks of the River Rye boasts a fine market square and renowned shopping, as well as sturdy castle, lively arts centre, a nature reserve and historic walled garden.

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Helmsley

Cropton

Cropton village sits at the entrance to beautiful Rosedale. Visit the New Inn for a locally brewed ale, go for a walk in Cropton Forest or head out on the history trail at nearby Cawthorn Roman Camps.

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Cropton

Danby

The moorland village of Danby is home to The Moors National Park Centre, once the shooting lodge of the Dawnay family. It's a fabulous place for a family day out.

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Danby

Glaisdale

Beautiful Beggar's Bridge is one of the highlights of the Esk Valley – it's an essential stop on any walk through the scenically sited village of Glaisdale.

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Glaisdale

York

Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families, groups and the solo tripper.

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York

Staithes and Port Mulgrave

Once the home of Captain Cook, Staithes' cobbled streets, alleyways, beck and harbour have long attracted artists inspired by the many moods and faces of this picturesque fishing village.

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Staithes

Thornton le Dale

One of the most photographed spots in the National Park, Thornton le Dale is a real gem. It's also the nearest village to Dalby Forest, where cycle trails and walks await.

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Thatched Cottage at Thornton le Dale

Goathland

Right in the heart of the Moors, Goathland is a great base for walkers. It has a station on the steam railway and is famous as 'Aidensfield' from the 'Heartbeat' TV series.

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Goathland

Saltburn

From surfing to its elegant pier, Saltburn is the very picture of an unspoiled seaside town. It's known for its proud Victorian heritage, while the beach is a firm favourite with families.

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Saltburn

Sandsend

With three miles of sandy beach, the small village of Sandsend is the perfect spot to unwind - great for families, rock-poolers, walkers and sunset-seekers.

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Sandsend by Fridge Productions

Robin Hood's Bay and Boggle Hole

Clinging to the cliffs, with narrow alleys weaving between the houses, Robin Hood's Bay is a delight. Fishermen, sea captains, smugglers and dinosaurs have all left their mark on this amazing village.

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Robin Hood's Bay

Scarborough

Scarborough is a wonderfully varied seaside town that's full of surprises, There's a renowned theatre, and castle, museums and Sea Life Centre, not to mention great beaches and a colourful harbour.

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Scarborough

Kirkbymoorside

Known locally as the 'Gateway to the Moors', the market town of Kirkbymoorside is a great base for exploring the surrounding villages and attractions - including the fabulous old church at Kirkdale.

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Kirkbymoorside Church

Osmotherley

Walkers know Osmotherley well as it's the start of the Lyke Wake Walk and on the Cleveland Way. Visit one of its traditional inns, and take a trip out to nearby Mount Grace Priory.

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Osmotherley

Pickering

Pickering is a vibrant market town on the edge of the North York Moors with a long history, and there's plenty to see and do. It's the main terminus of the celebrated North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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Pickering Castle

Whitby

The jewel of the Yorkshire coast, with its cobbled streets, abbey ruins, museums, harbour and beach. It's a place that celebrates not only Captain Cook but Dracula too!

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Whitby

Runswick Bay

Peaceful, picturesque and to many, a perfect holiday place, Runswick nestles below the cliffs on the edge of a wonderful sandy bay.

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Runswick Bay

Hovingham and Nunnington

Beautiful stone villages in the Howardian Hills, featuring two fine historic houses. Don't miss Hovingham's excellent farmers' market and its bakery-café by the beck.

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Hovingham