Explore the Yorkshire Coast
Staxton Vale is the perfect base from which to explore the many delights of Yorkshire. Within a 25 mile-radius alone, there are more than 100 Yorkshire Tourist Board-recognised attractions and destinations to visit, whether by car or public transport (there is a bus stop located across the road from our park). From the historic walled city of York to the west, to the gorgeous heritage coastline found only five miles to the east, Staxton Vale nestles in the heart of an area of outstanding beauty.
The Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire’s coastline is one of the jewels in England’s crown. Stretching for more than 100 miles, it is notable for its Blue Flag beaches and fishing villages. Visit the nearby Edwardian town of Filey, with its five-mile stretch of golden sands, or check out Whitby further to the north, where you can tread in the footsteps of Dracula and Captain Cook, and then tuck into some of the best fish and chips in the country. Go crabbing in the traditional village of Robin Hoods Bay, or learn to surf at Scarborough.
The Moors and the Dales
Also located on your doorstep, the North York Moors National Park is a treasured landscape with acres of glorious moorland to roam in, as well as many unforgettable sights to see. For example, pay a visit to the stunningly well-preserved ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 12th century. Further afield, to the west, you will find the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a unique upland landscape known for its green rolling hills and magical valleys.
York and Castle Howard
York is one of England’s most iconic cities. Its preserved walls, dating back to Roman times, surround a city that is both historic and modern. Visit the magnificent York Minster, which towers over the city, or enjoy the excellent array of shops, cafes and restaurants. Located 15 miles north of York, Castle Howard is a splendid 18th-century estate set within 1,000 acres of majestic landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Occupied by the Howard family for more than three centuries, the castle is one of England’s most spectacular stately homes.
Golf and leisure
There are several golf courses within easy reach of Staxton Vale, in Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington for example, plus a wide range of other leisure activities to try out, such as horse riding and mountain biking.