Ryedale nestles between York and the Heritage Coastline of North Yorkshire. The North York Moors form the northern boundary of the district and the Yorkshire Wolds the southern limit. Ryedale is a diverse and beautiful area of spectacular scenery, bustling market towns, dale and hill farms and picturesque villages.

Rydedale takes its name from the River Rye which, together with the River Derwent, forms much of the geographical character of the district. Both rivers rise in the North York Moors and join near Malton and Norton, eventually draining into the Humber.

Other local attractions include:

  • Malton, Helmsley and Pickering market towns
  • Castle Howard
  • Eden Camp
  • Dalby Forest
  • The North Yorkshire Moors National Park
  • Goathland – the Heartbeat village
  • Yorkshire Lavender
  • Local golf course and driving range

Places to visit

  • Castle Howard
  • Dalby Forest
  • Go Ape
  • Eden Camp
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering
  • Yorkshire Lavender
  • Flamingo Land
  • The York Dungeon
  • National Railway Museum
  • York Minster
  • Yorkshire Air Museum
  • The Yorvik Viking Centre
  • York Boat – River trips

Places to eat nearby

  • The Jinnah Indian Restaurant
  • Tykes Restaurant – Sandburn Hall Flaxton York
  • The Duke of York, Gate Helmsley
  • Thompsons Fish and Chip Restaurant
  • American Diner