Holpen Barns - A luxury break in the country

Local attractions

There are many places and attractions worth visiting along the North Yorkshire coast and we are ideally situated to pack as much into your holiday as you want to.


Aerial view of Whitby

We are a ten minute drive from Whitby, famous for the abbey situated at the top of the 199 steps, picturesque harbour, beaches and cobbled streets in the old part of the town.  Whitby is known for its connection with Captain James Cook and you can follow his life trail and visit the museums dedicated to Yorkshire's famous son.

Whitby Abbey

Explore Whitby by taking an open top bus tour around the town.  Open top bus sightseeing tours


is about 15 miles away from us and has beaches in the North and South bays.

Take in the spectacular views along the coast from the ruins of the 12th century castle.  Visit the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of the world famous playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

The many other attractions include Europe's largest open-air theatre, North Bay railway, boating lake, art gallery and museums.


The stunning coastal scenery and pretty villages in the area are worth stopping to see as you drive round.  Goathland, between Whitby and Pickering, was the setting for the television series Heartbeat.  Surrounded by beautiful scenery and with a station on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway line.


We are also a short drive or reasonable walk from Falling Foss.  The magical woodland walk, which is a 2-mile circular route, passes through idyllic woodland and close by the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall.  There is car parking available near Falling Foss.

Helmsley walled garden

International Centre for Birds of Prey

Jorvik Dig

Jorvik Viking Centre

Lightwater Valley

Monk Park Farm

Mother Shipton's cave

Newby Hall & Gardens

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Nunnington Hall

Pannett Park, Whitby

Pickering Castle

Playdale Farm Park

Ryedale Folk Museum

Scampston Walled Garden

Scarborough Museum

Sealife Centre

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sledmere House & Gardens

Snainton Riding Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, York

Wolds Way Lavender

York Chocolate Story

York Museums Trust

Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Arboretum

Yorkshire Lavender

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