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At the heart of the North York Moors National Park, but just 12 miles from the sea, Danby has a huge amount to offer to visitors. While the village is only a mile or two from the A171 heading off to Whitby, those keen to abandon their cars can leave them at home and take the train to Danby station, which is on the line between Middlesbrough and Whitby. And there is walking aplenty once they get there. For a challenge there is the Esk Valley Walk, or the Moors Centre in the village provides details of scenic walks in the area. The village itself has a lot to offer the visitor, with a shop, bakery and post office still. And a couple of miles outside the settlement is the pretty church of St Hilda, one of those archetypal English churches that has evolved over the years, incorporating Saxon, Norman, early Medieval and even Georgian elements that somehow form a very pleasing whole. There is no shortage of interest for those of a historical bent here either, including some real living history. There is a working watermill, but more significantly there are the ruins of Danby Castle, said to date from the reign of Edward II, with links to the family of Robert the Bruce. Catherine Parr was chatelaine here before her marriage to Henry VIII. And the living history is that the Manorial Court, or Leet, is still held here to administer the common lands, a tradition dating back to feudal times. For those wanting to get a closer feel for the history of the place Forresterís Lodge, a 19th century farmhouse on Danby Estate, is used these days to provide accommodation for visitors. In August the Danby Agricultural Show provides some traditional entertainments like sheep dog trials and produce competitions to divert the visitor. For another bit of living history, and a pint, walkers may fancy the trip to The Lion Inn, also known as the Blakey Inn, which was probably started by friars in medieval times.


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Duke of Wellington Inn (0.37 miles)

Duke of Wellington Inn
An attractive 18th century ivy-clad inn located in the tranquil village of Danby at the heart of the North York Moors.

Owned since 1999 by Grant Douglas, the timber-beamed bars and open fire create a warm ... More | visit website
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Grinkle Park Hotel (4.68 miles)

Grinkle Park Hotel

Set in 35 acres of unspoilt parkland between the coast and North Yorkshire moors. Perfect location for the 'get away from it all' holiday, wedding and conference.

The entrance hall, with its open fire, echoes the ... More | visit website

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Broom House (5.76 miles)

Broom House

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Broom House an excellent place to stay, overlooking the Esk valley this farmhouse has been refurbished to provide 6 superb en-suite rooms.Egton Bridge one of ... More

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The Fox and Hounds (6.20 miles)

The Fox and Hounds
This fine establishment has returned back to traditional family values and is run by the Firbanks, a local family with extensive knowledge of the area having lived here for generations. The four of them ... More | visit website
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Townend Farm Bed & Breakfast (6.44 miles)

Set in its own grounds at the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors National park. Our location provides the ideal opportunity to visit the many fantastic Natural, Historic and Famous places that National park is ... More | visit website
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Guisborough Hall (7.19 miles)

Guisborough Hall

This elegant grade II listed building is a magnificent country house hotel set on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, and just outside the market town of Guisborough. Of the hotelís 71 bedrooms, 19 ... More | visit website

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The Arches (7.55 miles)

The Arches

The Arches offers a relaxing environment and overlooks spectacular views of cliffs and golf course. All the rooms are individually furnished, with ensuite bathrooms.

The accommodation is excellent for ramblers exploring the Heritage Coast Trail ... More | visit website

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Hunley Hall Golf Club & Hotel (7.59 miles)

Hunley Hall Golf Club & Hotel
Situated near Middlesbrough, Stockton and Whitby, Hunley Boasts, hotel has recently refurbished public areas,stunning views of the North Yorkshire Coast, a championship golf course and offers locally sourced food, friendly attentive service and complimentary WiFi.

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Cliffemount Hotel (8.02 miles)

Cliffemount Hotel

This very special country house by the sea, offers spectacular sea views, relaxation, comfort and the finest dining experience.
Imagine yourself arriving at our unique luxury hotel, perched on the cliff-top above Runswick Bay. Take in ... More | visit website

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Staithes Cottages (8.04 miles)

Staithes Cottages
A selection of nine beautiful holiday cottages in the picturesque village of Staithes, North Yorkshire. These peaceful self catering cottages 10 miles north of Whitby set in some of the most picturesque countryside and unspoilt stretches ... More | visit website

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