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A Day Out in York

A Day Out in York

York is a city that has a long history, and is only a 45 minute drive from our cottages here at Cliff House Holiday Cottages.  Making it a great place to go for a full on day out with lots for everyone in the family to see and do. If you aren't going to take the train...

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Yorkshire, a captivating adventure awaits you at the National Trust's Fountains Abbey. Just over 1hr and 20 minutes from our cottages across the heart of North Yorkshire.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this majestic ruin...

Fossil Hunting in Robin Hoods Bay

Fossil Hunting in Robin Hoods Bay

Step in to Yorkshire’s Jurassic past and visit Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire Coast and go on a fossil hunt! Robin Hood’s Bay is a fantastic seaside village steeped in history and tales of smuggling, but it is also great for a walk out along the beach and...

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Rediscover Tranquillity: Exploring Helmsley Walled Garden Nestled within the charming market town of Helmsley, Yorkshire, lies a hidden gem that enchants visitors with its beauty and serenity: Helmsley Walled Garden. Steeped in history and bursting with vibrant...

The Hanging Stones

The Hanging Stones

Spent a fantastic day with friends exploring an installation by the artist Andy Goldsworthy called The Hanging Stones (https://hangingstones.org/introduction/). Its a planned series of 10 installations housed in rebuilt barns on a 6 mile walk through North Dale near...

Thornwick Bay

Thornwick Bay

Following a tip off from one of our guests we headed out this morning to Thornwick Bay near Flamborough Head to see the puffins. Just £1.50 at the car park gets you access to the Bay (and the caves at low tide) as well the chance to see puffins and razorbills close...

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the UK's most spectacular nature reserves! Nestled on the stunning Yorkshire coast, Bempton Cliffs is a haven for nature lovers, featuring a breathtaking array of seabirds and wildlife. Seabird Paradise Bempton Cliffs is home to over...

Forge Valley and Hackness Walk

Forge Valley and Hackness Walk

We went for the first long walk in a long time, nearly 10 miles, starting and finishing in the local village of East Ayton. We walked up Forge Valley, which was carved out by the melt waters from the last ice age and is the valley through which the River Derwent flows...

More than just Farndale for daffodils

More than just Farndale for daffodils

Daffodils in North Yorkshire are not just exclusive to Farndale.  If you venture a way from the honey pots of Low Mill and Farndale you can find other places, where the spread of daffodils is far greater and better than what you find in Farndale itself.  Its just that...

Things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest

Things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest

You may have seen our "back garden" on TV recently in the "Secret Life of the Forest" on Channel 5.  To say that the Great Yorkshire Forest is our back garden isn't an over statement.  Turn right as you leave our cottages and in just over a mile you are in the back of...

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Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Last weekend with the first of the good weather we ventured out to a spot about 25 minutes away from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages to look for Bluebells and Garlic, and we were not disappointed, as the bluebells and garlic looked amazing!...

A Day Out in York

A Day Out in York

York is a city that has a long history, and is only a 45 minute drive from our cottages here at Cliff House Holiday Cottages.  Making it a great place to go for a full on day out with lots for everyone in the family to see and do. If you aren't going to take the train...

Snowdrops at Cliff House

Snowdrops at Cliff House

The snowdrops in our gardens are just tipping past their best in our gardens, but let rewind the clock to two weeks ago when we made this little video. Every year the snowdrops come to the gardens at Cliff House Holiday Cottages and every year they never cease to...