It's the little things in life... - Gisborough Hall    

It’s the little things in life…

It’s times like these that make us realise what brings us joy in life – nature, a trip to the coast, beautiful countryside, a visit to a historical landmark or sharing bite to eat with a good friend or loved one, come to mind.

We may not be able to enjoy these pleasures at the moment, so we thought we’d put together some of our local favourites, that you might enjoy visiting when things get back to ‘normal’.

Guisborough Forest and walkway is so close, we can almost smell the wonderful fresh woodland, and there’s no better way to enjoy a stroll or more invigorating walk on the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors. With a variety of landscapes from woodlands to wetlands and grasslands, there’s also two play areas, bike trails and an orienteering course – plenty to keep all ages occupied.

Gisborough Priory, now celebrating 900 years was one of the first Augustinian priories to be built in England, founded by the Bruce family, ancestors of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. Rich in history and an outstanding example of early Gothic architecture, the priory is well worth a visit.

Whitby and Whitby Abbey are also well worth a visit. Whitby is a traditional seaside resort where fish and chips and ice creams are aplenty. The bustling harbour is at the heart of the town, where fishing trawlers pass through, and trinket shops and restaurants line its paths.  Whitby’s old town cobbled streets, filled with taverns and quaint shops, lead to the ‘199 steps’. At the top of the steps sits Whitby Abbey; its gothic remains inspired Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.

Cleveland Way: for Moorside Rambles & Coastal Wandering

Saltburn by the sea has kept much of its original Victorian seaside charm. The town is home to the oldest water-balanced cliff lift in Britain, which links the town to a magnificent Victorian pier.

Surfing is popular here and Saltburn’s annual food festival is a must for foodies.

Local Coastal Villages
The idyllic fishing village of Staithes sits in a sheltered cove amongst rugged cliffs. Wander around its meandering streets with huddled cottages, art lovers will enjoy its galleries or for the more energetic there are plenty of walks along its coastal pathways.

Robin Hood’s Bay provides visitors with the opportunity to search for fossils along its ‘Dinosaur Coast’. This historic fishing village begins high up on the cliff, a snaking road accessible only by foot leads down to the bay, which was once a centre for smuggling. Quaint cottages, shops and cafes line its cobbled streets and alleyways.  Robin Hood’s Bay is the eastern end of Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast walk.

Roseberry Topping is a local landmark that provides panoramic views for those who take the challenge to the top. The surrounding woodland puts on a spectacular display of spring bluebells and a sunset walk to the peak will provide breath-taking rewards.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway – services from 6th April. The North York Moors National Park is home to heather moorland, rolling hills, forests, and dramatic coastline. Step back in time and take a journey in a heritage steam locomotive in historic carriages on the North York Moors Railway, covering 24 miles of this scenic landscape.

Market Towns: Guisborough, Helmsley, Pickering & Malton

Captain Cook trail – Captain Cook was from the local area; a monument in his name is a local landmark that can be seen for miles around, which can be reached through beautiful landscape on foot or by bike. Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is in the nearby Stewart Park, the museum tells the story of one of the world’s greatest navigators and mariners. Follow in Cook’s footsteps through the local fishing village of Staithes where he worked and on to the port town of Whitby where he became a merchant navy apprentice.

Ryedale Folk Museum – find out how people lived, worked and played in our local area.  Enjoy the pretty cottage gardens, traditional cornfield, and atmospheric historic buildings.

Ormesby Hall & Gardens is a National Trust property providing lots to see and do for all the family.  Find out about the history of the beautiful hall, wander the gardens or join in one of the many activities throughout the year.

Spending time with loved ones

If you’re looking forward to arranging a get together with family and friends, you’re spoilt for choice at Gisborough Hall.

Take a seat on the sun-drenched terrace for a bite to eat and a drink or two and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy our afternoon tea – tiers of cakes, scones, and finger sandwiches, washed down with endless tea or coffee.

During this time you might miss celebrating a birthday or anniversary and want to have an occasion to look forward to.  Our private dining rooms can be booked for lunch, dinner, a buffet or afternoon tea.

It could be that you just want to someone else to do the cooking and washing up!…let us look after you in De Brus Bar & Grill or Chaloner’s Restaurant.

To make a booking or to find out more contact the team on 01287 611500 or e-mail

Book direct for the best deals

Book directly through our website and receive £10 credit to spend during your stay, when you book our ‘best available rate’. Your £10 credit will be waiting for you at check in and can be redeemed against almost anything you choose during your stay with us. What about a pre dinner drink? Or perhaps you’d prefer to put it towards a pampering treat in our Revival Zone. The choice is yours.

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Getaway for a 3 night stay in North Yorkshire.

Spend your days exploring the Yorkshire coast or in the countryside on our doorstep, and visit some of Britain’s best historic houses and gardens. Or, for total relaxation, sink into one of our comfy sofas by the log fire and enjoy a drink or two.

  • Dinner, overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast from £720 per room
  • Overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast from £510 per room
  • Based on two people sharing
  • Offer valid up to 31st March 2025, subject to availability

To book now please call 01287 611500 or e-mail

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