Grange Farm Cottage Whitby, self catering accommodation on the Yorkshire Coast
High Hawsker, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LF, England
Free wireless broadband in the holiday cottage.
Please note it is essential that all prospective clients are aware when making a booking that we offer parking for a maximum of 4 cars. Due to the size and the lay out of the village no other convenient parking is available.
The village of High Hawsker is situated in between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay, two and a half miles from each, and is ideally situated to explore the area. The village has a pleasant atmosphere, and the locals are very friendly people. A drink and a meal can be enjoyed in the Hare & Hounds Inn, which is about 50 yards from the house. The village hall which is situated about 100 yards from the property, has a playground.
Historic Whitby with its beautiful harbour and little alleys and streets is one of the most atmospheric towns in the area. The town is built on the mouth of the river Esk, the only salmon river in Yorkshire, and has strong connections with Captain Cook, Dracula, and the photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. Whitby is also famous for its jet (a semi-precious stone, which is a pure and hard form of fossilised wood of the monkey puzzle tree). Jet has been collected and used in jewellery for thousands of years, but it really became fashionable in the Victorian area. Queen Victoria herself used jet mourning jewellery, which contributed to a greater public demand for this type of jewellery. Today there are still a few jet workshops in town and jet jewellery can be bought in several shops in Whitby.
Visitors to Whitby will find that it is a place they want to come back to. What you can not miss on your visit to Whitby is Whitby Abbey, which is a magnificent site on your entry into the area. If you like museums you will enjoy a visit to one of Whitby's many museums. Among others, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Whitby Museum (a treasure throve of Whitby's past), and the lifeboat museum. Whitby also has a number of Galleries, which are worth a visit.
Other places to visit and things to do
Other places, which are certainly worth a visit are, Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay, Scarborough, Danby Moors Centre, Falling Foss - a 30ft (9 meter) waterfall, Grosmont from which the steam train to Pickering runs, etc. etc.
The area around High Hawsker is ideal for cycling or walking. There are many public footpaths and bridleways. A cycle hire centre is just a short walk from Grange Farm.
Location / Map
To find out where the village of High Hawsker is, click on the following link Map of location of High Hawsker
For some more information about the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the following link: