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Beyond Scarborough: Remarkable Day Trips from the Cavendish B&B

With Scarborough’s stunning beaches and historic attractions right on the Cavendish B&B’s doorstep, it’s tempting to stay local. But the beauty of our location is that it also offers you the perfect launching pad for exploring the enchanting landscapes and intriguing sites that lie just beyond the town.

First on our list of recommendations is the North York Moors National Park. Just a short drive from Scarborough, this sprawling expanse of heather moorland and lush forest is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Here, you can hike along ancient pathways, discover picturesque waterfalls, or enjoy a leisurely picnic amidst stunning landscapes. For a unique experience, take a ride on the historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway to enjoy breathtaking views of the moorlands.

For a change of pace, make your way to the vibrant city of York. Filled with history and brimming with culture, this ancient city is home to a host of attractions. Walk the well-preserved city walls, marvel at the grandeur of York Minster, or step back in time at the Jorvik Viking Centre.

If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, then you simply can’t miss visiting Castle Howard. This grand stately home, set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape, has played host to numerous film and TV productions. Explore the lavishly decorated house, stroll through its magnificent gardens, or enjoy a cup of tea in the on-site cafe.

The scenic coastal town of Whitby, famous for its connection with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is another wonderful day trip option. Wander through its narrow streets filled with quirky shops, enjoy the catch of the day at a local seafood restaurant, and don’t forget to climb the iconic 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey for stunning views across the town and harbour.

Venture further to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area of stunning beauty with its rolling hills, charming villages, and thundering waterfalls. It’s a haven for hikers, cyclists, and anyone seeking peace and quiet in a natural setting.

There’s a world of adventure and discovery waiting for you, just beyond Scarborough. At the Cavendish B&B, we’re not only proud to offer you a charming Victorian haven in the heart of Britain’s first seaside resort, but also a gateway to the wider beauty and intrigue of Yorkshire. So why not extend your stay and make the most of your journey into this extraordinary part of the world?

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