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Ingleby Manor is ideally situated for exploring the North York Moors National Park, the beautiful and impressive east coast around Whitby and the historic cathedral cities of Durham and York.

The North York Moors National Park covers an area of 554 square miles / 1,436 square km and is the largest expanse of heather moorland in England and Wales. From Ingleby Manor a walk and a climb of half an hour will take you onto some of the highest moorland in the Park and onto the Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk and Coast to Coast long distance footpaths. An extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and old drovers' roads allows visitors to explore the dramatic scenery and pretty villages, such as Hutton-Le-Hole, Goathland (setting for "Heartbeat") and Danby, where you will find the very informative National Park Centre. Cycling, horse riding, fishing and many other outdoor activities are all available locally, including an adventure centre for climbing, abseiling, canoeing and orienteering days and a modern and well -equipped leisure centre.

The nearby village of Great Ayton, boyhood home of Captain James Cook, is delightfully picturesque, with its High and Low Greens, the River Leven running through the middle, and Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument as a backdrop. James Cook went to church at the 12th Century All Saints, where his mother Grace is buried, and the building where he received his only schooling is now a museum and is well worth a visit. Great Ayton is a good place to shop, and so is Stokesley, which has a 7-days-a-week supermaket, an open air market on Fridays, a Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of every month. Northallerton is half an hour away, market days Wednesday and Saturday, but one of its main attractions is Bettys Tearoom, world-famous for its tea, coffee and cakes beautifully served in the most relaxing, traditional atmosphere.

York, (the Minster, Viking Exhibition, Castle Museum, National Railway Museum) can be easily reached within an hour, as can the historic city of Durham (Magnificent Norman Cathedral and resting place of St Cuthbert. The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is also close by where garden enthusiasts can visit the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Harlow Carr.

An abundance of historic houses, gardens and other sites of interest are on our doorstep. The breathtaking remains of Fountains Abbey and the English Heritage properties Rievaulx Abbey, Whitby Abbey and Mount Grace Priory are all close by. Castle Howard, the setting for "Brideshead Revisited", Beningborough Hall, Newby Hall, Ormesby Hall and Helmsley Castle (English Heritage) are all within easy reach to name but a few.

A beautiful stretch of coastline, with quaint fishing villages like Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Runswick Bay, is within half an hour's drive and the historic town of Whitby can be reached either by car or a spectacular train ride along the Esk Valley line. This line also links up with the North York Moors Railway at Grosmont where trips can be taken on steam trains through the moors to Pickering.

There are also many local attractions appealing to both adults and children such as Beamish Open Air Museum, Eden Camp, Ryedale Folk Museum, Sion Hill Hall Falconry Centre and Lightwater Valley and Flamingo Land theme parks.

Ingleby Manor, Ingleby Greenhow,
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, TS9 6RB
Telephone/Fax: +44 (0)1642 722170
E-Mail:
Christine@InglebyManor.co.uk