For the perfect holiday in North Yorkshire, the pretty village of Glaisdale in the Esk Valley is hard to beat. Situated just eight miles from Whitby, where Bram Stoker was inspired to write 'Dracula', you're in the ideal location to explore both the North York Moors and Yorkshire coast.
Angling enthusiasts will feel right at home in Glaisdale; the river is an excellent spot for fly fishing for salmon and brown trout, although you'll need permission to fish here. There are also plenty of walking trails in the area for active types, and the River Esk and Paddy Waddel's Railway walk is a five mile circular route that's well worth exploring. More information on walking routes in the area can be found at the Arncliffe Arms in the village.
Don't miss the opportunity for a romantic photo on Beggar's Bridge, which has quite a history! The story goes that a poor man in love with a wealthy squire's daughter set sail from Whitby to seek his fortune. On the night his ship left, he couldn't cross the Esk to wish his intended goodbye as the river was flooded. When he returned to Glaisdale a wealthy man, he married his love and built Beggar's Bridge to prevent lovers from ever being separated.
Glaisdale is the perfect location for families or couples looking for an active break, but is also ideal for those who wish to explore North Yorkshire and spend some time in Whitby. Take a look at cottages in Glaisdale today to find your perfect home away from home!