Flowers, Nature, Walks and Talks in and around Whitby
Probably Europe's most northerly lavender farm, Yorkshire Lavender
lies on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Terrington,
set in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Yorkshire Lavender at Terrington in the beautiful Howardian Hills,
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has a wonderful new tea room,
visitor centre and shop. The wooden-clad building sits unobtrusively
in it's deeply rural location just 3 miles west of Castle Howard
and 14 miles north east of York. Step into the airy new building
which has, some say, the best view in Yorkshire and inhale the relaxing,
clean fragrance of lavender. freshly painted in delicate hues of
lavender with a pale wood strip floor, the visitor centre boasts
an information centre with a large room suitable for talks and lectures,
a tea room and an attractive shop. In E.J.'s- the brand new tea
room-you can enjoy teas, coffee, cold drinks, open sandwiches, cream
teas and Yorkshire Lavenders own lavender biscuits. Cool off with
a lavender ice cream. In the shop there are loads of fabulous new
lavender scented products. You'll find lavender soaps and toiletries,
aroma therapy oils and books. There is Yorkshire Lavender's own
collection of delicious conserves and condiments and those scrummy
lavender biscuits. And there are lavender bags filled with homegrown
lavender and shopping bags emblazoned with Yorkshire Lavender's
charming logo for you to fill with all your goodies.
Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York, YO6O 6PP
Tel: 01653 648008
Wolds Way Lavender
Our plan was to create a Collection of Lavenders that people can
easily walk round. There are over one hundred different types of
Lavender, we have over sixty on display. The beds are raised to
save people bending down and are accessible to wheelchair users.
We strived to obtain our original plants from reputable sources
to ensure that they are true to type and not grown from seed. The
beds form our source for propagating further plants.
Developing the product of "Wolds Way Lavender" at Deer
Park Farm, did not take place overnight. Various designs, layouts
and schemes were drawn and redrawn. The end product will no doubt
Pay us a visit and see the work in progress.
Wolds Way Lavender, Deer Park Farm, Sandy Lane, Wintringham, Malton,
Tel: 01944 758641
Scarborough Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary
The Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary is housed both indoors
and out. All outdoor areas are provided with shelters to allow access
in all weather conditions. The Sanctuary is accessible for wheelchairs
to all areas. Guidance maps are provided on entry at the admissions
Visit our fantastic ‘Penguin Sanctuary’ where seven
endangered Humboldt Penguins have arrived at the Sanctuary. The
Penguin Sanctuary provides its residents with a large beach, nesting
boxes, river and deep dive pool. Visitors can view the penguins
from a variety of vantage points including underwater viewing.
Other key attractions include: Jurassic Seas, World of the Octopus,
Touchpool, Otter River, Seal Hospital, Seal Pools, Sea Turtles &
Underwater Tunnel, Kingdom of the Seahorse.
The Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary is situated in the picturesque
setting of Scarborough’s North Bay. The impressive three white
pyramids of the Sanctuary overlooks the white sandy beaches of the
North Bay, Scarborough’s Castle and Peasholm Park.
Tel. - 01723 376125
Located only 2 miles from the popular market town of Helmsley,
this friendly plants man's garden set in 8 acres of rolling countryside
on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors is perfect for gardening
enthusiasts and novices alike.
You are encouraged to touch, smell, interact and discover the wide
variety of plants on offer. Almost all are clearly labeled but there
are a number of species so rare that they still have to be accurately
identified. Lady Clarissa Collin or Jonathan, the head gardener,
enthusiastically give impromptu presentations that offer a wonderful
insight to this most unbelievable place. You can even take home
plants from the on-site nursery all of which are propagated from
Wytherstone Gardens, Wytherstone Estate, Pockley, Near Helmsley,
York, YO62 7TE
Tel: 01439 770012
Lockwood Beck Trout Fishery
Lockwood Beck is a delightful 60 acre fishery, set in mature woodlands
on the fringe of the North York Moors National Park. Situated directly
off the A171 Guisborough to Whitby Road.
The fishery will be open from 8.00am until one hour after sunset
or at the time posted in the fishing lodge.
Fly Only - Barbless Hooks, No Booby Nymphs or Flicker Spoons allowed,
All anglers must be equipped with a landing net and priest
The management of Lockwood Beck want all anglers to enjoy the fishery.
The rules are devised to try and ensure this happens.
Enjoy your fishing!
Tel: 01287 660501
The Walled Garden at Scampston
The 4½ acre Walled Garden opens for the first time in 2004.
It is fully planted but still ‘in the making’ so you
will have to use some imagination to envisage the final form that
will emerge as the seasons go by.
The garden has been created by the internationally renowned designer
Piet Oudolf whose innovative style is to our times as Gertrude Jekyll
was to the last century. All the work and propagation has been done
by the in-house gardening team over the last 4 years supervised
by the designer on a regular basis.
The garden is unashamedly modern but perfectly compliments, and
is in balance with, the House and Park, which is, just as unashamedly,
period. The plan brings together a number of well established design
ideas into a single and individual context.
The garden is divided into a series of spaces, each with a character
of its own.
Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
Tel: 01944 758224
Whitby's unique leisurely learning experience for schools, colleges,
clubs, societies and individuals.
A thousand years of ecclesiastical and maritime heritage are preserved
in the historic port of Whitby. Fine houses, secret courtyards,
alleys and haunts remain to be discovered with the 'STORYWALKER'
who, dressed in character costume will tell you stories and answer
Select from: Whitby Ghost Walks, In Search of Dracula, Musical
Soirees, Heritage Town Tour, Illustrated Talks, Harry Collett
Tel: 01947 821734
Dig a little deeper - over 2000 years of archaeological discovery
in the indoor history gallery, with magnificent views over the harbour
town of Whitby. Interrogate personalities from the past from Bram
Stoker to 1500 year old Abbess, St Hilda.Fly through time in digital
reconstructions of the Abbey through history. Interactive Play Centre.