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Capital of Cake

Cakes on the counter at The Yew Tree ScalbyCakes on the counter at The Yew Tree Scalby

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With baking traditions, tight-lipped generational secrets and skilled bakers, the North York Moors is home to some of the best local bakes and classic cakes.

Discover teashops in tranquil villages, local produce from working farms and walled gardens, afternoon tea overlooking the coast or at historic abbeys, hotels, delis, cafés and bakeries - all put cake on the centre stage in the North York Moors.

Celebrate our 70th birthday with cake

If you didn't know already, it's a very special year for the National Park. We'd love for you to get involved and join the many special events, family activities, walks and exhibitions.

Like all good birthdays, there has to be cake! Enjoy a monthly promotion kindly provided by a Capital of Cake business. All you need to do is visit and mention the National Park's birthday. Explore somewhere new and support a local business.

June - Special 70th offer

The Baker's House, Helmsley - Buy a sweet treat and get the second half price

Botham's of Whitby - Whitby and Pickering Tea Rooms- Box of four Lemon buns for £2; Box of three Chocolate Japonaise for £4.95; Capital of Cake Afternoon Tea £18.95

Bothams lemon buns

Plan your tasty tour

Spend time exploring the surrounding landscape and earn your slice of the sweet stuff. Many places are in amazing locations to walk, cycle, run or otherwise.

The blue icons are accommodation providers who welcome you with cake - now that's an introduction to the North York Moors!

Who's behind Capital of Cake?

The Capital of Cake campaign was the brainchild of the North York Moors Tourism Network in 2015, supported by the North York Moors National Park. If you'd like to be one of the Capital of Cake destinations email Emily.