Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes

News and Events, Places to Visit

First it was the Hairy Bikers, now its Robson Green!

Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes – you may have missed it lurking in the schedules of BBC 2.  But there is a very gentle and entertaining programme with Robson Green (of Solider Soldier fame (amongst other things)) exploring areas of the North East.

In the first season of Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes in Episode 2 he joins actor Mark Benton as they explore around Saltburn in the very North of North Yorkshire (just before it becomes County Durham!). After Saltburn they head to Staithes, an old picturesque fishing village nestled between the cliffs of the Yorkshire Coast.

Staithes is just over an hours drive away across the beautiful North York Moors from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages. After a day exploring come back and spend time in our pool or relax in our two acres of grounds.

In Episode 3, Robson Green meets up with footballer Jill Scott.  They visit nearby Helmsley Walled Garden to learn more about its history. Robson later, on his own, visits the National Centre for Birds of Prey  (which is also in Helmsley) to learn more about the birds that Centre looks after.  Our youngest volunteers at the National Centre for Birds of Prey and always comes way buzzing with excitement.

Both are a 40 minute drive from ourselves at Cliff House and can be combined with a visit to Helmsley Caste and a walk around the market town itself.

To see the Robson’s trip around the Helmsley area, follow this link –

In Season Two, Robson Green and fellow actor Tessa Peake-Jones from the series Grantchester explore the North York Moors National Park and Rosedale in particular.  Rosedale is an area steeped in mining history and has a fantastic walk all the way around the edge of the valley with some spectacular views.

If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration we’ve created our very own “Insider’s Guide to North Yorkshire” in it we share some of the top things to do when on holiday here. To down load your copy, please visit –

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Come stay at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast.  Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough. We offer a perfect year round base for exploring what the area has to offer, from Flamingo Land, the North York Moors Railway to the modern history museum of Eden Camp and a lot more besides! Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling on their own.  All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool and games room.  As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks  – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!



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