Tucked into a pretty valley in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, Rosedale Abbey is a picturesque village that was once home to thousands of miners. Now it’s a thriving rural community that attracts holidaymakers who come for its tranquil beauty.
Rosedale Abbey is the ideal destination for anyone seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday and the surrounding countryside is some of England’s most beautiful. The village is fabulous fusion of old meets new and offers great food, superb walks and a host of activities of historical interest.
Named after the mediaeval priory that stood in the village, all that’s left today of the Abbey is its ruins, with a staircase, sundial and pillar still intact. However, the rest of the village’s historical stone buildings and two churches are standing and many of them are used as shops and eateries where you can enjoy the atmosphere of a thriving mediaeval village that’s survived through to the 21st Century. The village’s rich mining history is evident in many areas and even the walls of the cafe are adorned with pictures and artefacts from that time.
Rosedale Abbey is renowned for its incredible scenery and walking and horse-riding within the area are particularly popular activities with locals and visitors. Walking tours are held regularly and the rolling hills, deep dales and lush countryside provide the ideal backdrop for a leisurely stroll. If a walk with an historical angle is your preference, a cinder track with relics from the 19th century iron stone mines that littered the area is a great choice. Rosedale Abbey is also home to a nine whole golf course that allows players of all ages to play a round.
For a superb holiday destination ideally suited to those who appreciate the beauty of nature, search for cottages in Rosedale Abbey now.