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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Great Days Out – The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

You do not have to be a train buff to enjoy stepping back in time to the Victorian era and enjoying a superb round trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. You can experience the delights and sights that this historic railway line and see the very best of the North York Moors National Park

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Experience Dark Skies & Stargazing in the North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors – International Dark Sky Reserve The North York Moors National Park was awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status back in December 2020 along with The Yorkshire Dales. This was in recognition of the superb naturally dark night skies, free of light pollution and the ongoing commitment to protecting them long into

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Helmsley Hideaway – Fresh Local Produce, Farm Shops & Regional Yorkshire Food & Drink

Overdale Cottage, our Helmsley Hideaway is surrounded by farms and open countryside which means that fresh local produce is easy to find and source. Yorkshire is well known for providing some of the finest local produce and food based gifts from the land. The region’s farm shops, markets and craft breweries offer a multitude of

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Local Restaurants

Pubs & Restaurants In & Around Helmsley Hideaway

We are lucky to have some of the best restaurants and pubs in Yorkshire right here on our doorstep. We are spoilt for choice of superb local village pubs to Michelin starred restaurants and have handpicked a number that are in our local area. There are few others options added that can be visited if

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12 Local Historic Sites to Visit Around Helmsley Hideaway

Helmsley Hideaway is not just set in beautiful countryside, the region is also steeped in rich history. It offers a wide range of historic sites and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. Whether you are fascinated by old castle ruins, Gothic abbeys to National Trust stately homes and gardens to more recent industrial and working

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St Saviours Church Harome

Come & Visit Harome Village

Harome is a charming small village on the edge of the North York Moors only 2 miles south of the popular market town of Helmsley. It is in the heart of agricultural farmland and is lovely to stroll around, or to take longer countryside circular walks around the area. There are beautiful old thatched cottages,

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Helmsley Hideaway Holidays – Guest Favourites & Our Local Recommendations

Explore the North York Moors We are so lucky to have so much to see and do right on our doorstep here at our Helmsley Hideaway. Here are some of our guest’s favourite places to visit both nearby and further afield in the North York Moors and across to the coast. We also include some

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Brimham Rocks

A Great Day Out at Brimham Rocks near Harrogate

Brimham Rocks – The Wonder of Nidderdale How on earth did they ever get there and end up looking like that? There are a number natural geological wonders that fascinate us and make us wonder. Brimham Rocks are one of these amazing phenomena. Brimham Rocks, once known as Brimham Crags is an incredible collection of

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Market Town of Helmsley

Visit Helmsley – Lovely Old Yorkshire Moors Market Town

Explore Helmsley & Find the Hidden Gems The pretty old market town of Helmsley is only 3 miles away from Helmsley Hideaway and our little village of Harome. It is the only market town set within North York Moors National Park. Helmsley is a great place to have a little mooch about, browse all the

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Welcome Back – Enjoy a Countryside Escape at Helmsley Hideaway

Spring Time at Helmsley Hideaway – We are delighted to be welcoming guests back to Overdale Cottage. Spring is back in full bloom and the birds are chirping loudly in the sunshine. It is a wonderful time to come and enjoy our beautiful countryside. As the UK is carefully stepping out of a long lockdown

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