Dark Skies at Cliff House

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At Cliff House Holiday Cottages, we are right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, one of the few (21) designated International Dark Skies Reserves in the world. Which means we are one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of the low light pollution levels and clear horizons.

That means that you can see such amazing things as the Milky Way with the naked eye by just looking up when you visit our cottages.

This is a time-lapse taken in our grounds looking North and captures the movement of the Earth over a 2 and half hour period.  Click on the the little cog and set the quality to 4k to see the video at its best. Click here for more details.

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Snowdrops at Cliff House

Snowdrops at Cliff House

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A visit to Staithes

A visit to Staithes

Up and out early on Sunday for the short 51 minute drive across the North York Moors to try and catch (and photograph) the sunrise at the fishing village of Staithes on the Discover Yorkshire Coast. Staithes is a picture postcard village set at the bottom of cliffs in...