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The village of Danby is situated in the North York Moors National Park at the head of the Esk Valley. The village itself boasts a pretty village green where you will often see Scottish Blackface sheep grazing, a village store, bakery and cafe, post office and public house.

On the outskirts of the village is the Moors National Park Centre. This is housed in a former hunting lodge and is surrounded by large gardens with some lovely woodland walks and paths along the riverside. There are indoor and outdoor play facilities for children and all the family will enjoy discovering more about the area from the interactive exhibits in the centre.

Danby is the ideal base for exploring the North York Moors and is conveniently located for visits to Whitby, around fifteen miles to the east. The village is also served by public transport with a bus service and regular trains running between Whitby and Middlesbrough along the beautiful Esk Valley.

The remains of the 14th century Danby Castle, once the home of Catherine Parr, is just over a mile from the village centre on Danby Rigg. Today, it is the setting for weddings and corporate events and visitors can view the castle by arrangement with the Tenant.

A walk up the 229 metres high Danby Beacon will reward visitors with lovely panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The beacon dates back as far as the 1600s, when it formed part of a line of beacons used to warn of foreign fleets approaching. The RAF used the location for an early warning radar station between 1937 and 1954 but today, visitors will just see the tall, stainless steel and bronze beacon, which was unveiled in 2008.

If you are fortunate enough to visit Danby in August, the annual Agricultural Show provides traditional entertainment, from exhibitions of farm animals to sheepdog trials and craft and local produce competitions.

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  • Great Ayton, Yorkshire
    Great Ayton, Yorkshire×

    The Retreat

    Great Ayton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: CC233001
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile
    The Retreat offers luxurious accommodation spanning two floors of a former "music room" and is conveniently situated on...
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  • Stokesley near Great Ayton, Yorkshire
    Stokesley near Great Ayton, Yorkshire×

    Step House

    Stokesley near Great Ayton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: CC231129
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile
    Step House is a delightful Georgian townhouse situated in the heart of Stokesley, overlooking College Square. The entrance...
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  • Grinkle Lane near Whitby, Yorkshire
    Grinkle Lane near Whitby, Yorkshire×

    The Hayloft

    Grinkle Lane near Whitby, Yorkshire

    6
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    2
    Ref: CC243058
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Hayloft is positioned along a farm track in a quiet, secluded location about 12 miles from the fishing town of...
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  • Great Ayton, Yorkshire
    Great Ayton, Yorkshire×

    Cleve Cottage

    Great Ayton, Yorkshire

    6
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    Ref: CC231120
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile
    This delightful holiday home has been refurbished by the current owners offering a very high standard of...
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  • Westerdale, near Castleton, North YorkshireYorkshire
    Westerdale, near Castleton, North YorkshireYorkshire×

    Millinder House - The Byre

    Westerdale, near Castleton, North YorkshireYorkshire

    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W7733
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Fabulous views of North York Moors National Park

    If peace and tranquillity be the order of the day, then look...

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  • Easby Grange, near Great Ayton, Yorkshire
    Easby Grange, near Great Ayton, Yorkshire×

    Cleveland View Cottages - Betty’s Byre

    Easby Grange, near Great Ayton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: CC233103
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Betty’s Byre is a delightful barn conversion which nestles in a secluded rural area in Easby, in the Hambleton...
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  • Kildale, near Stokesley, Yorkshire
    Kildale, near Stokesley, Yorkshire×

    Westerdale Barn

    Kildale, near Stokesley, Yorkshire

    6
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    Ref: 27944
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Tucked away in their own picturesque valley, this imposing stone farmhouse (Baysdale Abbey Ref 27943) and three Grade...

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  • Stokesley, Yorkshire
    Stokesley, Yorkshire×

    The Orchard

    Stokesley, Yorkshire

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    Ref: 27933
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Peaceful rural location

    The Orchard dates back to the 17th-century and was sympathetically rebuilt to the...

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  • Castleton, Yorkshire
    Castleton, Yorkshire×

    Forest Lodge Farm - North Range

    Castleton, Yorkshire

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: ISJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With views of Danby Dale, these detached, former working barns, set on an organic Grade II listed model farm, date back...

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  • Castleton, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire
    Castleton, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire×

    Esca Spa and Beauty

    Castleton, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire

    8
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    1
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    Ref: UK2196
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Esca Spa and Beauty is a unique apartment set in the heart of the North York Moors National Park in the beautiful town...
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  • Castleton, Yorkshire
    Castleton, Yorkshire×

    Forest Lodge Farm - Dale House

    Castleton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: ISH
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With views of Danby Dale, these detached, former working barns, set on an organic Grade II listed model farm, date back...

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  • Little Fryup, Danby
    Little Fryup, Danby×

    Forresters Lodge

    Little Fryup, Danby

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: DC5113
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    In a truly idyllic and secluded location amid open countryside, with spectacular views across fields, moors and along...
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