Visitor Attractions in the Cropton area

The tourist attractions in the Cropton area include the following destinations. There are lots more and the excellent tourist offices around the area will certainly point you in the right direction.

There are numerous activites and attractions nearby if you make Cropton your base. You can do lots of walks around the village and the North York Moors are literally on your doorstep. Why not visit the Cropton artist studio of Val Barnaby. The contrasting seaside resorts of Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Robin Hood’s Bay, Saltburn and Runswick Bay are easily drivable from Cropton. The ancient Roman city of York is around 35 to 40 minutes by car from Cropton. Choose Cropton Accommodation to make the village your base!

MOORS  CENTRE (near Danby)
A good place to visit is the Moors Centre at Danby. It is a lovely drive over the moors via Rosedale and Castleton and takes around 30 minutes from Cropton. You can learn a lot about the area at the information centre and explore the immediate Danby locality with various walks.

The Moors Centre is run by the North York Moors National Park near Danby village in North Yorkshre

SUTTON  BANK (located between Helmsley & Thirsk)
Another great place to walk is at Sutton Bank. There are tremendous panoramic views on a clear day from the “White Horse” walk. The North York Moors National Park have an information centre and excellent cafe at the Sutton Bank car park. You can hire a bike and cycle along the marked trails.

RYEDALE  FOLK  MUSEUM (Hutton le Hole village)
The Ryedale Folk Museum brings to life the local history of the North York moors area. Numerous traditional buildings have been reconstructed to show how our ancestors lived. There are lots of artifacts to see! Watch out for the many events at the museum.

CROPTON  BREWERY (near The New Inn at Cropton)
Photo of Cropton Brewery Tour and Pub LunchThe Cropton Brewery tour is a must do for any lover of locally brewed ales. This brewery is definitely putting Cropton on the map, so take the tour and sample some of the different beers. If you stay at Cropton there is the added bonus of no one having to drive. 🙂

FLAMINGO  LAND  THEME  PARK  &  ZOO (near Kirbymisperton)
Flamingo Land has grown rapidly in the last few years. It is really a zoo and a theme park with some really thrilling rides. It does offer something for everyone so it is a good family day out.



CASTLE  HOWARD (near York)
This magnificent house and estate is well worth a visit. The house has many superb paintings and treasures for you. The estate has some fantastic gardens and woodland walks. The setting for Castle Howard is enhanced by a lake in front of the main house. You can also visit the garden centre at Castle Howard free of charge. The 120 acre Yorkshire Aboretum is nearby.


Photo of Beck Isle Museum entrance - Pickering Town CentreBECK  ISLE  MUSEUM –  Pickering town centre
The Beck Isle Museum is a collection of objects from the local area. It is housed in a Regency residence in the centre of Pickering. The main highlight is a collection of photographs by a man called Sydney Smith. He was a local Pickering man, but his photos have gained him a world wide following.


north york moors railway heatherNORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY
A great way to see the moors is by travelling on one of the steam trains at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The market town of Pickering is only 4 miles from Cropton. Around 18 miles of beautiful scenery is available to you. Probably the best time to go on the train is during August because the purple heather covers the North York Moors.

13th Century castle set in Pickering town. The castle has been used as a hunting lodge, stud farm and a holiday home by a number of medieval kings. Good views over Pickering!
The museum at Eden Camp is approximately 14 miles from Cropton. You can have a fascinating glimpse into what life was like during the 2nd World War.
The walled garden in Helmsley is very beautiful and the setting is magnificent. This garden has been renovated fairly recently and will no doubt improve as time goes by. The imposing Helmsley Castle is well worth a visit too. There are lots of excellent shops in Helmsley so you can enjoy a varied day there. Helmsley market day is every Friday.
Colourful flower borders at Helmsley Walled Garden
NUNNINGTON HALL (near Helmsley)
This beautiful manor house has a picturesque location near the River Rye at Nunnington. You can explore the period rooms within the hall and marvel at the fantastic collection of miniature rooms in the house attic area. Watch out for the varied programme of exhibitions throughout the season!
The popular Sea Life Centre is located at the North Bay, Scarborough.
Visit the stunning ancient city of York. Enjoy the magnificent York Minster, enjoy Stonegate and Shambles shopping and live the York history at the JORVIK Viking Centre. Other fantastic attractions include the National Railway Museum, York CHOCOLATE Story and the Castle Museum.

The atmosphere in York is what makes it special. There is always something going on in York. Markets, buskers and entertainers bring York alive at all times of the year.

Golf courses near Cropton include KirkbymoorsideMalton & NortonScarborough South Cliff – Scarborough North CliffGantonFileyWhitby – Thirsk
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North Yorkshire golf courses

Fishing near Cropton includes Buzzers Pond, Ings Lane, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering Trout Lake, Newbridge Road, Pickering and Selley Bridge Lake, near Malton.

Horse riding near Cropton includes Friars Hill Stables at Sinnington, Snainton Riding Centre and Bilsdale Riding Centre, near Helmsley.

There are some terrific formal Gardens in North Yorkshire. 

North YorkshireMarket DaysAgricultural ShowsFarmer’s Markets

Horse Racing in North Yorkshire.

Other top visitor attractions in North Yorkshire include White Scar Cave – Thorp Perrow Aboretum – Whitby Abbey – The Forbidden Corner – Lightwater Valley – JORVIK Viking Centre – Fountains Abbey – The World of James Herriot – Brimham Rocks – Whitby Museum – RHS Harlow Carr – Newby Hall & Gardens – Scampston Hall – National Railway Museum – Skipton Castle – Wensleydale Railway – Rievaulx Abbey – Settle to Carlisle Railway – Nidderdale Museum – Ripley Castle – Beningbrough Hall – Scarborough Castle – Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway – Bolton Castle – Parceval Hall Gardens – Mother Shipton’s Cave – Filey Bird Garden – Stump Cross Caverns – Wensleydale Creamery – Richmond Castle – York’s Chocolate Story