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A small market town between Pickering and Helsmley, Kirkbymoorside is often described as the gateway to the North Yorks Moors. Literally, ‘settlement with a church by the moor’ this is a predominantly rural community with a good golf club and a brass band which has achieved national acclaim. For those staying in a holiday cottage in the North Yorks area, it provides local services and amenities, including a busy weekly market. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking and varied; mile upon mile of heather moor land contrast with the pretty valleys of Farndale and Rosedale.

Cyclists and walkers pass nearby on Wainright’s famous Coast to Coast journey, and quaint villages with country pubs offering a warm Yorkshire welcome and fine local and national ales abound. Ryedale Folk Museum at nearby Hutton-le-Hole bears witness to the life and times of Ryedale people in by-gone times; for those with children, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo offers thrills and spills galore, or visit nearby Pickering and try your hand at fly fishing at Pickering Trout Park.

Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in the North York Moors?

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