Explore the nearby area


The North Yorkshire area has plenty of fun and relaxing things to do, only a short drive from The Whitehouse. Browse our top recommendations below.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

Flamingo Land is a fun day out for all the family with rides to suit all ages, from thrills to spills and family friendly rides. There is also a zoo that focuses on carefully creating the most natural environments for all guests.

Flamingo Land is currently home to well over 120 species of bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile and fish.

Located just a 25-minute drive from The White House and Whitby, which means that we are the perfect family accommodation for a short break at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.

For further details on Flamingo Land visit www.flamingoland.co.uk

Robin Hood’s Bay

The old village of Robin Hood’s Bay is a magnet for visitors. The village road runs steeply down to the very edge of the rocky shore and there are intriguing alleyways weaving between tightly packed cottages and houses. Along the rocky shoreline are rock pools with abundant marine life, perfect for crabbing with the kids when the tides out. The village also has public toilets, a picnic area, tourist Information, takeaways restaurants, tearooms, a general store and gift shops, and public houses serving bar meals, a church and post office. There are also regular bus services to and from Whitby and Scarborough.

Heartbeat TV show

We are very fortunate that television’s Heartbeat Country is located right on our doorstep so you can easily explore Aidensfield and the Heartbeat film locations featured on TV.
Whitby is also on the edge of Heartbeat Country made famous by the popular television drama series based on the life and times of a country policeman that was centred upon the rural village of Goathland, known on TV as Aidensfield. This is only a short drive away, passing through typical stone-built Yorkshire villages, beautiful green countryside and the famous purple heather moorlands on route.

Heartbeat Country extends over quite an area, but its main location is Aidensield (Goathland) which possesses many of the settings and scenes featured on your television screens. These include the Police House, the Nurse’s Flat, Aidensfield Stores, Aidensfield Post Office, the Aidensfield Arms, Scripps or Aidensfield Garage and Aidensfield Station. This station also featured in the famous Harry Potter movies.

North Yorkshire Moors

North York Moors National Park The North York Moors National Park is the smallest of Yorkshire’s three National Parks, but is home to the largest expanse of unbroken wild heather moorland in England and a heritage coast upon which dinosaurs once roamed. Lush green fields, atmospheric woods, vast open moorland, dramatic coastline; the North York Moors has contrasting scenery and is the perfect place to get away from it all. Also, if you sit quietly enough you are sure to see a variety of birds and animals, which inhabit the landscape.

Pilgrims found peace and settled on the Moors; hence you will find a wealth of important ruined abbeys, historic churches and priories across the area. To help the pilgrims to find their way, the landscape is dotted with crosses, perhaps the most recognisable feature of the Moors today. Traditions and heritage are important to the people who live on the Moors; arts and crafts, folk music and local recipes can all be found in the villages that scatter this landscape. But in this National Park you will also find an eye to the future, with the land being managed in a responsible way and the local businesses trying to reduce their environmental impacts on this unique landscape.

A visit to the North York Moors National Park is well worth your time, and helping us care for our landscape will make it remain unspoilt for future generations

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

A great day out in North Yorkshire

Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the National Park between Whitby and Pickering.

Daily running from the end of March to the end of October.

Also Pullman dining services operate at evenings and weekends throughout the year.

For timetable details visit our website www.nymr.co.uk

Whitby Abbey

The inspiration for Dracula High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby is the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.

Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays.

An exciting new addition to Whitby Abbey was unveiled at the start of the 2009 season. A replica of the famous Borghese gladiator statue, the original of which is in the Paris Louvre, was installed in the Abbey’s 17th Century courtyard to replace the lost statue that previously stood guard on the site. The life-size bronze replica will be the final touch to the revamping of Whitby Abbey’s visitor experience centre, which includes a new visitor entrance point close to the 199 steps.

Cleveland Way

There is no better way to take the weight of the world off your shoulders than to take a walk along the Cleveland Way National Trail that passes right by The White House. This 110-mile/176 kilometer walking route follows the fantastic scenery of the North York Moors National Park, crossing stunning lengths of heather moorland and providing spectacular views of the North Yorkshire coastline. 

The distance to walk is entirely up to you, some enjoy a few hours, some a few days and others take nine days to walk the full length between Helmsley and Filey.

For further details see www.nationaltrail.co.uk