9 miles / 14 kilometres north-west of Pickering. Steep and winding route on either side of the valley lead down in to the village of Rosedale Abbey. Despite its name, there never was an abbey here - just a small Cistercian nunnery of which only a stone turret or belfry remains. Around the head of the dale is a cinder track with the relics of the 19th century ironstone mines which gave rise to a population explosion in the village. This is a popular area for country walks.
Village Information Point
You'll find a National Park Information Point at the Abbey Stores. The owner will be happy to answer your enquiries about the National Park and advise you on walks in the area.
Wild Flower and Herb Nursery
Over 60 varieties of wild flower plus herbs and cottage garden flowers.
Internationally renowned glassblowers, Stephen Gilles and Kate Jones established their glass blowing workshop in the village several years ago. Their decision to work here was partly based on the historical connections Rosedale has with glass. Four hundred years ago, a mysterious group of people practised the secret and illegal industry of glass making. You can walk to the site of their furnace and imagine its remoteness all those years ago; you can see the furnace in Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton le Hole; and you can enjoy Gilles jones Glass today. The story of glass making in Rosedale is told in the booklet In Search of Rosedale Glass which is available from our Online Shop.
Rosedale Abbey Golf Course
9 hole situated at Red House, Thorgill (along Thorgill Lane opposite White Horse Farm Hotel). Telephone 01751 417270 for further information. Open Easter to October. Children Welcome.
Rosedale Riding Centre
Telephone 01751 417355 for further details.
- Tourist information centre
- Campsite and caravan site
- Cafe / tea shop
- General store / shop
- Public house
Visit Rosedale Abbey website
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