Local Attractions   

The North Yorkshire Moors is an area of beautiful countryside which has been designated one of 11 National Parks in England and Wales. The Park contains the largest expanse of heather moorland in England, some of the most attractive farmland and coastal scenery in the country and a wealth of archaeological remains and historic buildings.

The Lion Inn is situated on the remote Blakey Ridge between the beautiful valleys of Rosedale and Farndale. The inn is popular with walkers, cyclists and tourists and is one of the main stops on Wainright's famous Coast to Coast walk. At 1,325 feet above sea level it is the highest point of the Moors. The local scenery is stunning, but the surrounding area offers plenty of attractions for all the family, here's a small sample:-

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life Beck Isle Museum Pickering ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 473653) Housed in a Regency residence in the centre of Pickering with 27 rooms and open display areas depicting shops etc over 200 years www.beckislemuseum.co.uk     Ryedale Folk Museum Ryedale Folk Museum Hutton-le-Hole - 6 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 417367) Reconstructed local buildings including cruck framed long house, Elizabethan manor house & furnished cottages www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk   Farndale and the famous Wild Daffodil Walk Daffodils Farndale Farndale Moor 2 miles from Blakey Known the world over as the wild daffodil valley where tens of thousands of blooms herald the spring   Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo Flamingo Land Kirby Misperton ­ 15 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01653 668287) More than 100 slides and rides, plus the North's largest privately owned zoo www.flamingoland.co.uk   Pickering Trout Farm and Fishing Lake Pickering ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 474219) Fun & fly fishing lake for all the family Kirkbymoorside Golf Club 10 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 431525) www.kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk   North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway Pickering Station NYMR Pickering to Grosmont ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751-472508) www.northyorkshiremoorsrailway.com 18 mile line through the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park     Dalby Forest Park & Visitor Centre Dalby Forest Near Pickering ­ 18 Miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751-460295) Nine miles scenic drive with picnic areas, marked walks and an orienteering course Superb mountain bike trails & facilities click here for more info Purple Mountain - bike centre & cafe, Dalby Forest - www.purplemountain.co.uk   Rievaulx Abbey, Terrace & Temples Rievaulx Abbet Rievaulx Abbey Helmsley ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01439 798228) Cistercian abbey founded c.1132 in a beautiful secluded valley   Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum Eden Camp Eden Camp Malton ­ 18 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01653 697777) Re-lives the civilian story of the Second World War on the home front Voted the country's top visitor attraction in 1998 www.edencamp.co.uk   Castle Howard Castle Howard Castle Howard Near Malton ­ 20 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01653-648333) Magnificent stately home with inspired architecture, superb rooms and galleries richly furnished and filled with family treasures. Famous as the setting for Brideshead Revisited. Set in 1000 acres of gardens and natural parkland www.castlehoward.co.uk   Whitby ­ Yorkshire Fishing Town Whitby 20 miles from Blakey Explore the colourful harbour, or climb the 199 steps to visit the Abbey on the cliff top   Scarborough ­ Yorkshire Coastal Town 30 miles from Blakey Yorkshire's premier seaside resort with 383 acres of parks and countless amusement arcades. Visit the Sea Life Centre and the Millennium Centre exploring 1000 years of local history   Ralph's Cross Ralph's Cross 1 mile from Blakey Ancient waymark where it is traditional to leave money on top of the cross for weary travellers "Open All Hours" that's St Nicholas Church, Bransdale You can find this place of peace & tranquility at the very head of the Dale. Take in one of the best views in North Yorkshire from the picnic bench by the churchyard gate, or, if it's raining, from a pew through the open door. Our small congregation would be pleased to welcome you at any of our services which are held on the first Sunday of each month at 2.30pm Yorkshire Lavender Yorkshire's award winning attraction - free admission www.yorkshirelavender.com

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