The Inn on the Moor is a charming country hotel, located in the heart of one of North York Moors National Park’s most popular scenic villages – Goathland, near Whitby. Surrounded by miles and miles of roaming purple hills, enchanting wooded valleys and idyllic dales, there is no-where better to visit than The Inn on the Moor Hotel. With a recent change of ownership has come a whirlwind of excitement to this establishment; offering homemade, traditional and locally sourced food, a range of top quality, popular real ales and a refreshingly friendly service and atmosphere. Not to mention, the beautifully bespoke and lovingly cared for guest rooms, which provide you with the perfect opportunity to rest your weary heads and immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside!
You can experience England’s history and nature ‘in a nutshell’ in the North York Moors National Park – where peace and beauty rub shoulders with a rich heritage and a warm welcome. The National Park is one of Britain’s treasured places, established in 1952 to protect 554 square miles of magical moorland, ancient woodland, secluded dales, historic sites and a stunning Jurassic Age coastline. Goathland is the ideal place to stay whilst you venture out to discover what the North York Moors National Park has to offer; starting with the well-preserved North York Moors Railway which stretches an impressive 18 miles from Pickering via Levisham, Newton Dale and Goathland to Grosmont and often extended into Whitby, the ever-popular seaside town, famous for it’s Fish and Chips!
Not only is Whitby famous for its fish & chips and ice-cream but it’s rich in history too! From the Fishing Boats to the Jet Industry, and from Whaling to Captain Cook – who was born nearby and whose ship, the Endeavour, was built in Whitby. For the book lovers out there, Whitby will be familiar to you in other ways as Bram Stoker’s famous ‘Dracula’ features the town, with the vampire first coming ashore here from Transylvania in the guise of a black dog which has since inspired the world-famous Goth Festival that returns to Whitby twice a year.
If the Whitby Abbey, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or the 199 Steps weren’t enough then why not take on a bigger challenge? Whitby and its coastal neighbours are also home to part of the Cleveland Way National Trail, a 109-mile-long walking trail, and only the second national trail to be officially opened in England and Wales in 1969. To find out more about our celebratory plans for the Cleveland Way’s 50th Birthday, head on over to our ‘Special Offers’ Page.
If you’re still not convinced then why not head inland and explore the remarkable market town of Helmsley, conveniently the starting place of the Cleveland Way, and host to many fascinating attractions including Helmsley Castle, the Walled Gardens, the Helmsley Arts Centre and the National Centre for Birds of Prey to name a few.