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Explore the Yorkshire Coast

There’s something special about spending time at the coast; the sea air and sand between your toes is such a tonic, and listening to the waves can calm even the busiest minds.

If you’re in need of a well-earned break we’ve rounded up some of our favourite local spots to enjoy a day at the coast, all just a short drive away from the hotel and well worth a visit.


Saltburn-by-the-sea is a charming Victorian seaside town with an award-winning beach and breath-taking views of golden sands and rugged sea cliffs.

The town is home to the oldest water-balanced cliff lift in Britain, which links the town to a magnificent Victorian pier.  Along the promenade you’ll find brightly coloured beach huts, mini golf, surfing shops, and you’re likely to be tempted to a traditional seaside lunch when you smell the fish and chips.

Saltburn has an interesting history steeped in folklore of pirates and smugglers.  The Ship Inn dates back to the 1500s and its landlord was one of the most notorious smugglers.  You can still enjoy a drink in the public house today, and just next door you can head back in time with a visit to The Smugglers Experience Heritage Centre.

If you fancy stretching your legs you can take a leisurely walk through Saltburn Valley Gardens. These formal gardens meander through a wooded valley with a miniature railway and tea room, its paths are lined with flowers and and vegetation, which attracts a diverse range of wildlife.

Distance from Gisborough Hall: 6 miles | 12 minutes



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.

Distance from Gisborough Hall: 21 miles | 30 minutes


Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast’s prettiest villages.  The steep hillside leading down to the bay is full of quaint cottages and as you weave your way along the narrow paths to the bay, you’ll discover a beautiful, thatched cottage perched on the edge of the cliff, just next to the sea.

Runswick Bay was named best beach by the Times and Sunday Times Travel, in their top 50 round-up of the country’s best beaches.  With its beautiful stretch of sandy beach, picturesque hillside village, and sheltered bay, it’s easy to see why.

Distance from Gisborough Hall: 15 miles | 21 minutes



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.

Distance from Gisborough Hall: 14 miles | 22 minutes


Robin Hood’s Bay

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.

Distance from Gisborough Hall: 25 miles | 38 minutes


Get away for a break in North Yorkshire with amazing coastal walks, stunning sea views and not forgetting an unforgettable place to stay. Gisborough Hall has it all.

To book your Gisborough Hall break head to the website or contact the team on 01287 611500 | welcome@gisborough-hall.com


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 welcome@gisborough-hall.com

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