Whitby Accommodation - Mitch Hose is a holiday cottage in Whitby, Yorkshire
Whitby Accommodation - Mitch Hose is a holiday cottage in Whitby, Yorkshire

Flowers, Nature, Walks and Talks in and around Whitby

Yorkshire Lavender

Yorkshire Lavender

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

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 change again.

Pay us a visit and see the work in progress.

Wolds Way Lavender, Deer Park Farm, Sandy Lane, Wintringham, Malton, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01944 758641


Scarborough Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary

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 desk.

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


Wytherstone Gardens

Wytherstone Gardens

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 the garden.

Wytherstone Gardens, Wytherstone Estate, Pockley, Near Helmsley, York, YO62 7TE
Tel: 01439 770012


Lockwood Beck Trout Fishery

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 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 Walks

Whitby Walks

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 your questions.

Select from: Whitby Ghost Walks, In Search of Dracula, Musical Soirees, Heritage Town Tour, Illustrated Talks, Harry Collett

Tel: 01947 821734


Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

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.

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