Where is Briggswath? It is a 5 minute walk over the foot bridge into Sleights. Here you have the choice of two pubs, both serve food and one has Sky Sports, a renowned bakers and top class butchers, as well as a fish & chip shop, restaurant, Post Office and grocery store.
There is a 'salmon leap' - a small weir that enable Salmon between October and December to swim upriver to their spawning ground.
Leave your car at home! We can be reached by bus or train. The train station is a 5 minute walk over a foot bridge..
Whitby is 3 miles away and has an abundance of fantastic places to eat and drink. The famous Magpie cafe, Trenchers, The Moon & Sixpence, Marine, Harrys Bar to name a few.
The fishing port emerged during the middle ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets.
The town is full of history the East cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey where Caedmon the earliest English poet lived, the 199 steps leading up to St Marys Church . The whalebones, Cook House ( the home of Captain Cook), The museum, not to mention the harbour and quaint cobbled streets, the Old Town Hall (a grade two listed building, the swing bridge spanning the River Esk to allow shipping access to the upper harbour and not forgetting the old disused railway viaduct which is now part of the cycle path to Scarbourgh via Robin Hoods Bay.
It is also know for its close proximity to the high ground of the North York Moors National Park, its heritage coastline and by its association with the horror novel Dracula.
There are some fine walks from your front door. Walk up through woodland to Aisalby, another country pub 'The Forge' awaits you for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink. Walk to Ugglebernby and Littlebeck, then on to Maybeck and south to Falling Foss (approx 4 miles) an exquisite waterfall and delightful woodland. A tea garden Midge Hall is open in the season for a snack.
Further up the coast is Robin-Hoods-Bay. The fascinating history stretches back millions of years which makes it prime territory for fossil hunting. With its huddle of buildings clinging to the cliffs and winding their way down to the sea.
These magical places have been shaped by Saxons, Norsemen, Fishermen, Smugglers, Press gangs, Wrecks and Tourists.
Venture inland to the village of Goathland where scenes from Harry Potter and Heart Beat were filmed.
There is so much to see and do right on your doorstep. It truly is a special place to spend your vacation.